Category Archives: Start-up Company Law

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

Startup Challenges at Business Schools Have Ballooned

Wall Street Journal writer Kelsey Gee reported this week that, “Business schools have an elevator pitch for prospective students: Choose our school and win cash for your startup. “Contests for M.B.A. students to sell faculty judges on their business ideas have existed for decades, but the size, scope and stakes of the events have ballooned… Continue Reading

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Global Insight and Analysis Company DTN Acquires Purdue Ag Precision Startup

A news release this week from Purdue University stated, “Officials from DTN, a global insight and analysis company, announced Friday (March 30) that the company has closed its acquisition of ag precision technology company Spensa Technologies Inc., in a strategic move to expand its global agricultural business and mobile presence. “Spensa has built a reputation… Continue Reading

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FoodLogiQ Raises $19.5 Million

Wall Street Journal writer Erica Phillips reported last week that, “FoodLogiQ LLC, which develops supply-chain software to track food safety, raised $19.5 million in a new funding round that included investments by Tyson Foods Inc. subsidiary Tyson Ventures and sensor-manufacturer Testo Inc. “The Durham, N.C.-based company’s platform allows a food company’s suppliers to provide details about… Continue Reading

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Purdue Business Competition Awards $115,000 to 12 Winning Student Startups

A news release earlier this month from Purdue University stated, “The Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competitionawarded 12 student startups funding totaling $115,000. Purdue University’sCenter for Entrepreneurship hosted the final presentations in late February. “The top three winners received a total of $55,000 in funding. First-place winners included Spiro Therapeutics, awarded $25,000; MediTrack awarded $15,000… Continue Reading

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Minnesota Innovators Creating Buzz, Hoping to Open Doors for Other Black Entrepreneurs

Kavita Kumar reported recently at the Minneapolis Star Tribune Online that, “While tech companies with black founders are still few and far between in the white-dominated startup world, three such firms from the Twin Cities have found some recent success in landing highly coveted spots in a prominent accelerator program. “It’s a milepost that the… Continue Reading

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Start-ups Seek Increased Diversity From Venture Capitalist Firms

Pui-Wing Tam reported earlier this week at The New York Times Online that, “When Trevor McFedries set out last year to raise money for Brud, his robotics and artificial intelligence start-up, he found himself in many meetings with ‘a ton of white guy’ venture capitalists. “So Mr. McFedries, who is black, and his co-founder, Sara… Continue Reading

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Venture Capitalists Focus on Car Batteries

Financial Times writer Henry Sanderson reported this week that, “Venture capital investment into batteries has hit a record $1bn this year as companies race to develop better technology to power electric cars and store renewable energy from the wind and the sun. “The amount raised by energy storage companies year-to-date is already double that of 2017,… Continue Reading

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Dwolla to Host Event on Funding Startup Businesses in the Midwest

Kevin Hardy reported earlier this month at The Des Moines Register Online that, “Dwolla will host an event March 20 to discuss funding sources for Iowa startup companies. “The event, called Monetery, will broadly focus on ‘building value,’ with specific emphasis on securing investments for new businesses. “‘The reason we’ve focused so heavily on investors is… Continue Reading

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Startup Has Plan to Sell Annuities

Bloomberg writer Suzanne Woolley reported earlier this month that, “[Matt Carey] and two co-founders are building a way for consumers to more easily buy what has notoriously been a hard sell: annuity contracts, both those that create an immediate income stream and others that produce income years down the road. The idea was inspired in… Continue Reading

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Rabobank- Growing Ideas: How to start up in Agrifood

A column today from Rabobank, by Martijn Rol, stated that, “Consumers are showing increasing interest in sustainable and healthy food. No wonder that start-ups see opportunities in this area. But, warns Martijn Rol, it takes a lot more than an appealing product to be successful. “Martijn Rol is Sector Specialist Food at Rabobank. He has… Continue Reading

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