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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 […]

Bryan Cave recently organized a half-day symposium on the opportunities and legal considerations related to responsible and impact investing. The “Responsible and Impact Investing Symposium,” held on November 10, was co-hosted by Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and featured leaders in this growing field who discussed opportunities and challenges […]

Third-party service providers are critical for startups’ growth.  Independent developers, designers, marketing firms, and data analysts (among others) provide valuable services, but they also present difficult and unique privacy and cybersecurity challenges.  Vendor management is important throughout the life of your relationship with your vendors.  Vendor diligence starts during the […]

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA – November 28, 2016– Galera Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing transformational new treatments for cancer patients, announced today it has received $15 million in funding from new investor Sofinnova Ventures, bringing its Series B financing total to $57 million. Sofinnova joins existing investors New Enterprise Associates, […]

As the owner or manager of a newly minted business, you are likely inclined to engage independent contractors to design your web site, create your marketing materials and perhaps even provide services to your clients. Engaging an independent contractor is often more attractive than hiring an employee as a way […]

As many entrepreneurs and small business owners know, banks, landlords and investors will often require a personal guarantee. A personal guarantee allows the lender to reach your personal assets to satisfy a debt in the event the business is not able to pay. While many lenders will walk away unless […]