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ST. LOUIS, MO, September 7, 2017 – NewLeaf Symbiotics announced that it has completed the second close of its $30MM series C financing, accelerating plans to convert proven applications of its unique biologicals platform into products for large-scale agriculture. The company’s commitment to tapping the advantages of Methylotrophic bacteria has […]

Generally, startups do not sign employment agreements with employees, but if you do, it is very important to understand what you are signing. For every well drafted executive employment agreement in the business world, there seem to be multiple, poorly drafted agreements.  Too often, employers simply copy and paste from […]

In the fast-paced, high-stakes and high-pressure world of startups, financial resources are scarce. Time is of the essence. Product and business development are high priorities. Against this backdrop, legal matters may seem a nuisance and not get the attention they deserve. The reasons for this neglect vary, but often include a lack […]

Bryan Cave was ranked by PitchBook in multiple league tables in its 2017 Q2 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 14th) “Most […]

In the final post in our three-part series, we’re examining the specifics involved in extending an employment offer.  Whether it’s your first time or your twenty-first time, making a job offer is exciting−you’ve finally found your ideal candidate and are looking forward to a bright future together! The start of […]

This three-part series highlights the steps startups should take before hiring their first employee.  In this Part Two, we’re diving into the drafting of job descriptions and their use in determining whether a position should be classified as exempt or non-exempt under federal and local wage and hour laws. A […]

So you’ve decided to take your company to the next level by expanding your staff.  Great!  But being an “Employer” under the law is more than just a title, so before you extend your first offer, make sure your startup is set up for success.  Part One of this three […]

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 […]