Category Archives: Start-up Company Law

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

Next Wave of ‘Unicorn’ Start-Ups Looking Very Different

New York Times writer Erin Griffith reported earlier this week that, “Technology start-ups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there’s a new generation behind them — one that looks very different. “Silicon Valley’s current crop of highly valued tech start-ups, which include now-household names like… Continue Reading

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Startup Act

A news release today from Sen. Jerry Moran (R., Kans.) stated that, “U.S. Senators [Moran], Mark Warner (D-Va.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today reintroduced the Startup Act – bipartisan, cutting-edge legislation to encourage job creation, grow entrepreneurial activity, increase innovation and advance economic development. “The Startup Act would accelerate the commercialization of… Continue Reading

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Farmers Getting a Service Akin to Uber to Deliver their Grains

Financial Times writer Emiko Terazono reported today that, “US farmers are getting a service akin to Uber to deliver their grains and oilseeds, with the launch of a transport unit by agritech start-up Indigo Ag. “Sellers and buyers of crops can hail trucks through a mobile app on iOS and Android, and enrolled truck drivers can… Continue Reading

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Application lets Farmers Price Grains Real-Time to Manage Risk

Bloomberg writer Mario Parker reported last week that, “A firm that sprouted from Sam Altman’s tech incubator is betting that while farmers are increasingly reliant on analytics to boost yields what they really want is new ways to market their crops. “FarmLogs initially focused on an application that allowed growers to monitor crop health, risks… Continue Reading

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Some Start-Ups Probing Alternatives to the Traditional VC Funding Model

Last week, New York Times writer Erin Griffith reported that, “On a sunny Saturday morning in New York a few months ago, a group of 50 start-up founders gathered in the dank basement of a Lower East Side bar. They scribbled notes at long tables, sipping coffee and LaCroix while a stack of pizza boxes emanated… Continue Reading

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Partial Government Shutdown Impacting Some Craft Breweries

New York Times writer Nick Corasaniti reported last week that, “The locked doors of federal agencies in Washington are leading to locked taps and empty vats at craft breweries around the country. “One such scene unfolds in an 11,000-square-foot warehouse in northern New Jersey, where the usual low hum and screeching hiss of an active brewhouse… Continue Reading

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Government Shutdown Freezes IPO Market

Wall Street Journal writers Corrie Driebusch, Maureen Farrell and Dave Michaels reported earlier this week that, “The government shutdown is threatening to spoil what was poised to be a banner year for IPOs. “The partial closure of the Securities and Exchange Commission is forcing companies that were seeking to list shares in January to push back… Continue Reading

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U.S.-Listed IPOs on Track to Raise the Most Money Since 2014

Wall Street Journal writers Maureen Farrell and Corrie Driebusch reported on Monday that, “A whipsawing stock market could mean a bumpy path to public markets in 2019 for some of the fastest-growing and most richly valued private companies ever, but it isn’t currently expected to derail them. “Stock markets that have sold off sharply in recent… Continue Reading

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Agritech Start-Ups Are Disrupting Farming

Financial Times writer Emiko Terazono reported yesterday that, “Hauling corn from field to silo on a truck, South Dakota farmer Chet Edinger is having a good harvest. The mood of the 53-year-old, who also farms soyabeans and wheat on more than 5,000ha of farmland, has been boosted this year by a corn seed recommended by Farmers… Continue Reading

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Business Initiative Seeks to Bring High-Paying, High-Tech Jobs to Rural Iowa

Des Moines Register writer Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Sunday’s paper that, “Microsoft’s Kevin Scott understands the limits teenagers face growing up in a place where cows outnumber people and opportunities for tech careers are limited.” “‘I faced a hard choice: I wanted to stay in Virginia — I wanted to stay there with my friends and… Continue Reading

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