Tag Archives: startups

Understanding common types of seed investments: 4 useful charts

For an early-stage startup, the prospect of securing financing through seed investment for up-front capital expenses can be daunting. This is a simple guide that outlines the advantages and disadvantages of common types of seed investments. The two most common categories of seed investments available to startups can largely be categorized as convertible debt financing … Continue Reading

Stock option grant checklist for startups

Stock options are still the most common form of equity compensation used by private startup companies. In order to provide a quick reference tool, our colleagues Cisco Palao-Ricketts and Malaz Moustafa have put together a checklist of the key requirements and best practices for granting stock options. Click here to read the full checklist.… Continue Reading

Mergers and acquisitions: overview of a transaction

Many startups dream of going public, but, in today’s environment, being acquired is often a more likely (and in some cases, more desirable) exit for many companies, venture-backed or otherwise.  For first-time entrepreneurs, however, the process of getting all the way to the altar with a suitor may seem overwhelming. To help you understand this … Continue Reading

Advisory boards: what, why, who, when and how

Advisory boards have become a common way to bring in experts to advise a company’s management team in a non-binding manner. By creating an advisory board, many startups and private companies are able to benefit from the knowledge of others, without the formality, expense, commitments and legal responsibilities that come with appointing a director to … Continue Reading

Sports Technology Symposium

Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies and Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at IDC Herzliya in conjunction with DLA Piper and Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm invite you to a symposium on Sports Technology on Wednesday, April 25, 2018,  16:30 to 20:00. Peter White, Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Media, Sports and Entertainment Sector, will … Continue Reading

Raising venture capital? Read our 12 tips

Corporate partners Louis Lehot and Jeff Lehrer outline 12 tips for startups when raising venture capital. Issues discussed include choosing the right advisors, developing your target investor list, practicing your elevator pitch, protecting your intellectual property and preparing a due diligence binder to help investors. Click here to read the full article on Accelerate, DLA Piper’s dedicated online resource for entrepreneurs looking … Continue Reading

Tips for raising venture capital: commercial contract issues

                Read the tips below from our colleague Jeff Lehrer: You started with a great idea and have built the technology to bring your idea to life. You have also addressed the critical intellectual property rights issues that will allow you to protect your idea in the commercial market. … Continue Reading

What’s patentable about software?

What is a software patent? When do you need a software patent? What types of software are patentable? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this article written by Boston-based partner, Larissa Park.… Continue Reading

Tmura: A special evening with the Ambassador of the United States

Our Israel Country Group was honored to participate in and be a sponsor of a recent event that took place at the home of David Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel, in Herzliya Pituach. The evening event celebrated 15 years of Tmura, an Israeli public service venture fund that works to increase the involvement of the … Continue Reading

India and Israel: Investments, Innovations and Opportunities

On November 8, 2017, we co-hosted an India-Israel Summit together with  PwC Israel and Amit, Pollak, Matalon (an Israeli law firm with a leading Indian practice) in the beautiful conference center overlooking the marina at the Ritz-Carlton in Herzliya. The event drew representatives from companies, investors, and entrepreneurs from both countries, wanting to learn more … Continue Reading

Indo-Israeli Innovation Accelerator Launched in India

Collaborative Intelligence (CI), an Indian Tech company, partnered with Israel Tal Catran from TC Holdings, to launch the first ever Indo-Israeli Innovation Accelerator. The accelerator that was formerly launched this past Tuesday plans to differentiate itself by fast tracking the monetization of products and technology. To learn more about this exciting new Indo-israeli accelerator, read … Continue Reading

How to Avoid Startup Legal Headaches

This post is part of Acuity’s Master Class Series, dedicated to shedding light on financial and other influential industry topics.  Entrepreneurs are known for breaking boundaries and taking risks, but when it comes to startup legal matters, proceeding with caution is the smartest approach. Acuity recently sat down with Brian Gordon, a Partner in our Atlanta office, … Continue Reading
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