Commercial Leasing Issues for Technology Startups

2023-01-22T21:59:36+00:00January 22nd, 2023|General Counsel, Startups|

Technology startups face unique issues when it comes to negotiating and entering into commercial leases. Certain key considerations should be addressed in the negotiations between a technology startup tenant and a commercial lease landlord. The startup’s in-house legal team […]

An In-House Counsel’s Guide to Startup Seed Financing

2023-01-22T21:59:52+00:00November 30th, 2022|General Counsel, Startups|

Raising capital in the initial phase of a startup’s journey can be challenging and rewarding. Known as seed financing, this early-stage round is typically supported by friends, family, and high-net-worth angel investors. It is the first and often most […]

An In-House Counsel’s Guide to Startup Venture-Backed Financing

2023-01-22T22:00:05+00:00November 30th, 2022|General Counsel, Startups|

Most startups rely on capital-raising efforts in order to survive and grow over the long-term. Fundraising can be both challenging and exhilarating. Startups are often unprofitable due to an early focus on rapidly growing their business operations, building upon […]

An Overview of Preferred Stock for Startup Lawyers

2022-07-26T22:21:02+00:00July 26th, 2022|Startups|

Preferred stock is a flexible tool for structuring investments. In earlier stage financing transactions, preferred stock is often given to key investors. While the preferred stock is issued by both early-stage and mature companies, it is particularly important for […]

Katie Haun Debut Crypto Fund Attracts Investor Interest

2022-04-29T21:55:03+00:00April 14th, 2022|Startups|

Venture capitalist and crypto investor Katie Haun raised $1.5 billion for her new debut crypto fund, the largest initial fund ever raised by a solo female founding partner. The fund’s size is also more than double the previous record […]

Outer Space Movie Studio Coming, Says Space Entertainment Enterprise

2022-03-29T18:02:14+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Startups|

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British media company Space Entertainment Enterprise (S.E.E.) is building a movie studio. It will host a Tom Cruise movie to be set in outer space.

The movie studio, named Space Entertainment Enterprise-1 (SEE-1), could open by […]

Crypto Startup Injective, Backed by Mark Cuban, Hires General Counsel

2022-02-23T21:54:23+00:00February 17th, 2022|General Counsel, Startups|

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The decentralized derivatives exchange Injective Protocol joins a wave of other crypto startups who have bolstered their legal departments with lawyers from top international firms. Injective is backed by several-profile crypto investment firms, crypto exchanges, […]

Turo IPO Filing Signals Growth of Luxury Car Sharing

2022-02-24T18:18:43+00:00February 15th, 2022|Startups|

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Tur0, a luxury peer-to-peer car sharing startup, announced its intentions to go public. The San Francisco-based startup has been hailed as the “Airbnb of car sharing.”

Turo has grown rapidly since its 2010 inception. Importantly, its […]

Celebrities Turned Venture Capital Investors and Startup Co-Founders

2022-01-31T20:59:23+00:00January 31st, 2022|Startups|

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Celebrities and athletes are increasingly prolific investors in startups. While the venture capital industry has traditionally been dominated by individuals with extensive finance and tech backgrounds, it is increasingly common to see […]

Mezzanine Financing: Considerations for Startups

2022-02-24T18:30:34+00:00January 28th, 2022|Startups|

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It’s important for a growing startup to attract investors and maintain adequate financing. Startups should understand different types of financing options available, specifically, the most appropriate types of financing to support different stages of business growth. […]

WeWork Co-founder Adam Neumann Builds Apartments in Southern Cities

2022-03-04T20:21:15+00:00January 24th, 2022|Startups|

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WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has discovered a new real estate investment opportunity: buying luxury apartments in growing Southern cities. In cities including Miami, Nashville, Atlanta, and Fort Lauderdale, entities associated with […]

Chobani, a Classic Immigrant Success Story, Files for IPO

2022-03-04T20:31:13+00:00January 17th, 2022|Startups|

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Chobani, the Greek yogurt marker, plans to become a publicly traded company in 2022. In preparation for an initial public offering (IPO), the company filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

Female Founded Startup Habi Leads in Male-Dominated Proptech Field

2022-01-11T22:01:53+00:00January 11th, 2022|Startups|

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Real estate tech innovation, or proptech, is redefining the real estate industry. It has the potential to disrupt housing markets around the world. In the Colombian market, a proptech startup called

Real Estate Startup Reali Hires First Ever Chief Legal Officer

2022-01-26T22:13:59+00:00December 29th, 2021|General Counsel, Startups|

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Reali, a real estate and fintech startup, hired Delma Locke as its first ever Chief Legal Officer. Ms. Locke was formerly the associate general counsel at Uber Technologies. She assumed the Chief Legal Officer position […]

Digital Lidar Startup Ouster Appoints New Chief Legal Officer

2022-01-30T18:01:49+00:00December 27th, 2021|Startups|

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Ouster, a startup that produces high-resolution digital lidar sensors, announced that Adam Dolinko is the company’s new Chief Legal Officer. The announcement followed Ouster’s $1.9 billion merger with a special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC). As […]

Miami Startup Scene Grows Hotter During the Pandemic

2021-12-23T23:36:18+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Startups|

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Miami has become a more desirable city than ever before. In an unexpected consequence of the pandemic, the tech industry is flocking to this glamorous southern Florida city.

The beginnings of the Miami tech scene hype trace […]

Masterworks Democratizes Blue-Chip Art Investing Through Fractional Ownership

2022-02-24T21:58:31+00:00December 20th, 2021|Startups|

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The high-end art world has long been inaccessible to the masses. Famous paintings and artwork at Sotheby’s and Christie’s sell at auctions […]

Sierra Space Reaches $4.5 Billion Valuation After $1.4 Billion Raise

2021-12-01T22:52:46+00:00December 1st, 2021|Startups|

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Sierra Space’s mission to bring affordable space transportation to the mainstream is one step closer to reality. In November 2021, the startup raised $1.4 billion from a group of high-profile investors. They included General Atlantic, […]

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