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Bryan cave team recently interviewed Jason Mendelson of Foundry Group.  Here’s Jason’s tweet about it:  https://twitter.com/jasonmendelson/status/876803655856513024 In Part I of the interview, we talked to Jason about what his experience as a very junior associate during the tech bubble of the late 90’s to early 2000’s and then his transition […]

Every startup wants to be Google or, at the very least, secure an investment from Google Ventures.  Strategic investors, the investment arms of larger parent companies that focus on both financial and strategic returns, often offer tantalizing funding opportunities. But is venture capital money from strategic investors all it’s cracked […]

Bryan Cave achieved multiple rankings in PitchBook’s 2017 Q1 Global League Tables report. According to recently released figures, Bryan Cave is among the top law firms, based on deal counts, in the following eight categories: “Most Active VC Law Firms Global” (tied for 11th) “Most Active in U.S.” by VC […]

Trademarks identify the source of goods and services, and distinguish them from those manufactured, sold or offered by others.  Trademarks represent quality assurance and the goodwill of a business. As such, trademarks: indicate the source of the goods and services; distinguish your company’s product from a competitor’s product; assist consumers […]

As any early stage company trying to grow in today’s technology-driven world, with constantly evolving regulations governing cyberspace, it is imperative that you take steps to implement best practices early on.  One reason to do it is to avoid the unnecessary cost and expense of potential ADA claims that have […]

When companies are in their earliest stages, the founders and advisors often serve the company as shareholders, directors, and officers.  However, each role has distinct responsibilities and it is important for founders to be mindful of the particular hat they are wearing at any particular moment and to observe the […]

According to a study of 101 failed startups, 29% cited a lack of sufficient capital as the ultimate reason for failure. So how can you best approach your search for capital in an attempt to keep your startup from becoming just another one of the roughly 90% that fail? This […]

Bryan Cave was ranked by PitchBook in multiple league tables in the 2016 Annual Global League Tables Report. According to recently released figures, Bryan Cave is among the top law firms, based on deal counts, in the following categories: “Most Active in Other Deals” by Private Equity Deal Type (7th) […]

So you’ve built a quality product that is being heavily consumed and a larger company is now seeking to acquire your startup. This blog post provides tips for avoiding common mistakes made by startup companies during acquisitions. Avoiding Mistakes from the Start of Your Startup: Founder Equity – Hold founder […]