Category Archives: Start-up Company Law

Topics that may be of interest to new companies or individuals/entities that finance them.

Startup Takes on Google

Wall Street Journal writer John D. McKinnon reported earlier this week that, “For every link you click, every photo you post, every word you search, somebody markets the data to advertisers seeking to target you. Consumer data is a valuable commodity, and that is one reason Google, Facebook and others let you use their platforms… Continue Reading

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gener8tor -Expanding its Programming in the Midwest

Sarah Hauer reported last week at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online that, “Not long ago, privately held companies with valuations of more than $1 billion were so rare, they took on almost mythical connotations. Hence, they became known as unicorns. “However, in recent years, those unicorns have become more prevalent, according to CBInsights, which tracks… Continue Reading

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Malting Startups in Nebraska Working With Barley Growers

Paul Hammel reported last week at the Omaha World-Herald Online that, “Like the pioneers of old, Zach Davy and his business partner, Bill Hall, are stepping into virgin territory in Nebraska. “And they are discovering that in plowing new ground, you hit a few stumps. “In an out-of-the-way warehouse off Interstate 80 in Omaha, the… Continue Reading

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Start-ups Are Changing Iran’s Economy

Earlier this week, Financial Times writer Najmeh Bozorgmehr reported that, “It carries at least 1m passengers every day, has an 85 per cent share of its local market and people speculate about its billion-dollar unicorn potential. Yet most people outside of its home market will not have heard of Snapp. It does not operate out… Continue Reading

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SoftBank Funding Fuels Competition Among Startup Venture Funds

Eliot Brown reported earlier this week at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “When Tony Xu, chief executive of food-delivery company DoorDash Inc., began raising funding late last year, he told investors he expected to raise up to $250 million to support his growing, five-year-old business. “He misjudged the market. SoftBank Group Corp. and Singapore… Continue Reading

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Start-Ups in China- Pool of Companies with Billion-Dollar Valuations Grow

Louise Lucas reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “China’s leading start-ups, which include everything from fintech and drone companies to vegetable-sourcers for restaurants, make up one of the world’s biggest pool of unlisted companies with billion-dollar valuations. “Like their peers in Silicon Valley, these ‘unicorns‘ bleed money in the aggressive battle to win… Continue Reading

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Barclays Sets Up New Venture Capital-Style Unit

Nicholas Megaw reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “Barclays has set up a new venture capital-style unit with the aim of adding billions of pounds to its annual revenues by 2025, in an effort to find new areas of growth after years of restructuring. “Barclays UK Ventures will be led by Ben Davey,… Continue Reading

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Venture Capital: Silicon Valley Now Shares Its Throne with Asia

Wall Street Journal writers  Phred Dvorak and Yasufumi Saito reported yesterday that, “Silicon Valley, long the undisputed king of venture capital, is now sharing its throne with Asia. “A decade ago, nearly three-quarters of the world’s financing of innovative, tech-heavy startups and young companies took place in the U.S., with American investors plowing money into… Continue Reading

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Farm Startup Seeks Piece of Online Food Delivery Business

Michael Corkery reported yesterday at The New York Times Online that, “Huge retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Peapod are fighting for a piece of the online food delivery business. “So is David Nowacoski, a chicken and pig farmer here in East Smithfield (Pa.). “Last month, Mr. Nowacoski started a service that delivers locally produced meats,… Continue Reading

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‘Cow Fitbits’ Are Coming to the Dairy Farm

Drew Harwell reported earlier this week at The Washington Post Online that, “In the two months since Richard Watson strapped 200 remote-control-sized transmitters around his cows’ necks, an artificial-intelligence system named Ida has pinged his phone with helpful alerts: when his cows are chewing the cud, when they’re feeling sick, when they’re ready for insemination…. Continue Reading

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