Category Archives: Start-up Company Law

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

IPO Market: Now in a Slump

This week, Wall Street Journal writer Maureen Farrell reported that, “The IPO market has gone from hot to not. “Shares of newly public companies, earlier this year one of the hottest investments on Wall Street, are now in a slump after investors soured on unprofitable startups from Uber Technologies Inc. to WeWork. “Shares of technology… Continue Reading

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The Digital Evolution of Agriculture is Already a Fact of Life on Farms Across the U.S.

Norman Mayersohn reported earlier this month at The New York Times Online that, “Of all the out-of-the-box products a Silicon Valley tech start-up could offer, Bear Flag Robotics may be delivering the most unexpected: plowed fields. “The company is developing autonomous tractors, a goal that equipment companies like Case IH, John Deere and Kubota are… Continue Reading

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Initiative to Bring High-Tech Jobs to Rural Iowa

Des Moines Register writer Donnelle Eller reported recently that, “The modern office in this once-dilapidated building gives graduating high school students hope they can find high-paying tech jobs in the town where they grew up, leaders said [earlier this month]. “‘People shouldn’t have to move. People shouldn’t have their only choice be to get out the… Continue Reading

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Canadian Start-Up Raises $45M- Developing Technology that Could Reduce Pesticide Use

Financial Times writer Emiko Terazono reported today that, “A Canadian start-up behind technology that could sharply reduce the amount of plant pesticides as well as enhance the effectiveness of natural and organic crop protection has raised $45m in early stage funding. “Terramera, which counts Ingka GreenTech, part of the Ikea retail empire, as an investor,… Continue Reading

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Drone Startups Getting a Cold Blast of Reality

Bloomberg writer Jake Pitcher reported today that, “New commercial drone businesses flooded into the market at the start of the decade, flush with venture capital and giddy with visions of unmanned aircraft being used for everything from delivering packages to fertilizing farmland. “Unmanned aircraft are still seen as a pillar of the future. But for… Continue Reading

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A Look at the Stress of Startup Success

Wall Street Journal writers Shalini Ramachandran and Rolfe Winkler reported recently that, “This year is set to be a huge one for startup IPOs. Going public is a cinematic moment for founders, CEOs and early employees, one that can turn years of hard work into immense wealth. But off-camera, the startup world has a dark… Continue Reading

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Venture Capital Investments Into Vietnam Are Growing

John Reed, James Kynge and Mercedes Ruehl reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “Vietnamese companies in sectors ranging from trucking to fintech and facial recognition are attracting a record wave of venture capital money, drawn in by the digital transformation and growing wealth of one of Asia’s youngest and fastest growing economies. “The… Continue Reading

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UK Venture Capital Industry: Share of Woman in Senior Roles Unchanged Since 2017

Martin Coulter reported last Thursday at The Financial Times Online that, “A study of the UK’s venture capital industry has found that the share of women in top jobs remains stuck at just 13 per cent. “The report, published today by Diversity VC, a non-profit based in London, suggests that while the overall number of… Continue Reading

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Startups Move to Grab Electric Scooter-Sharing Market in Asia

Wall Street Journal writer Jake Maxwell Watts reported last week that, “Dozens of young companies burned through billions of dollars vying to dominate ride-hailing and bike-sharing in Asian megacities from Beijing to Jakarta. The race to transform urban transport is still on and now a fresh pileup looms—over electric scooters. “The scooter-sharing industry is growing… Continue Reading

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New Graduate: Set up my Start-up or Work for Somebody Else?

Earlier this month, Jonathan Black indicated in a column in The Financial Times that, “Students are being increasingly encouraged by universities and government to consider starting up their own business as a serious and viable career option. Incubators, accelerators and innovation centres are springing up in campuses, cities and science parks to support entrepreneurs and… Continue Reading

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