Category Archives: Start-up Company Law

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

Veggie-Selling App Meicai is Said to Raise New Capital

Bloomberg writer Lulu Yilun Chen reported yesterday that, “Meicai, a Chinese startup that helps farmers sell vegetables to restaurants, raised at least $600 million in a funding round led by Tiger Global Management and Hillhouse Capital, people familiar with the matter said. “The money will be used to expand as the startup competes for a bigger… Continue Reading

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Minnesota Startup “Raised Real” Delivers Nutritional Pouches to Assist with Meal Preparation

Kristen Leigh Painter reported recently at the Minneapolis Star Tribune Online that, “Jen Biswas spent every Sunday afternoon chopping, steaming and puréeing foods for her firstborn when he was a baby. “With her second child, now 11 months old, she doesn’t have to. A startup company called Raised Real sends her a box of flash-frozen… Continue Reading

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Perspective on the Startup Pitch

In a column posted earlier this week at The Financial Times Online, Andrew Hill stated that, “The pitch — that moment when an entrepreneur briefly has a chance to market their idea to an investor — has acquired a hallowed status in the start-up world, and beyond. “Manuals abound (Pitch Perfect, Life’s a Pitch, Perfect… Continue Reading

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Surging Organic Consumer Demand Led Startup to Establish ‘Indentity Preserved’ Venue

Financial Times writer Gregory Meyer reported yesterday that, “An American entrepreneur is building a wholesale commodity market to meet rising demand for food that is free from pesticides and bioengineering. “Kellee James leads Mercaris, a US company that hosts online auctions for organic or non-genetically modified crops. Hundreds of thousands of bushels of grain and… Continue Reading

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U.S. Tariffs on China Impacting Tech Startups

Financial Times writer Richard Waters reported recently that, “The price of a new ‘smart home’ controller from US start-up Brilliant just went up $50 — even before it went on sale. “The three-year old company joined the race to create intelligent home devices last week, launching a wall panel that combines a light switch with… Continue Reading

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What Can Secondary Cities Do to Overcome VC’s Caution?

Noah Smith indicated recently at Bloomberg Online that, “The U.S. high technology industry looks like it may be too concentrated. One sign of this is the lack of geographic diversity in the venture capital industry, which is highly concentrated in a few technology hubs, mostly on the coasts.” Smith stated that, “In 2017, three metro… Continue Reading

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Startup Accelerator Program Launched by PepsiCo

Brittany De Lea reported last week at FOXBusiness Online that, “PepsiCo announced on September 6 it will be launching a North American branch of its accelerator program, aimed at fostering collaboration with innovative startups that focus on health and wellness. “Through the program, called Nutrition Greenhouse, Pepsi will work with 10 start-ups based in the U.S…. Continue Reading

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Europe has Surpassed the U.S. in Backing Ag-focused Startups

In an update posted today at The Wall Street Journal Online, Christopher Zinsli noted that, “After some ups and downs last year, global investment in agricultural technologies is back on track. “World-wide venture investment in the sector surpassed $684.8 million across at least 74 rounds through Aug. 6, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. This puts the… Continue Reading

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Chinese Venture Capital Funding into American Technologies Continues at Record Pace

Wall Street Journal writers Kate O’Keeffe and Eliot Brown reported earlier this month that, “Tighter national security reviews have curbed Chinese deal-making in the U.S., but a new study shows China is pouring money into cutting-edge American technologies at a record pace this year through loosely regulated venture capital investments. “Chinese foreign-direct investment into the U.S.,… Continue Reading

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Texas Congressman: State Tax Policy Driving Startups to the Lone Star State

Jade Scipioni reported recently at Fox Business Online that, “Entrepreneurs are ditching Silicon Valley and heading south to Texas instead to launch their startups, according to a congressman from the Lone Star State. “Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo [July 19th] that the Texas is seeing an influx of new companies recently. “Among the… Continue Reading

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