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Fundraising During a Venture Capital Slowdown Image

Fundraising During a Venture Capital Slowdown

After record highs in 2021, recent reports show a global pullback in venture capital funding with a 33 percent drop from Q2 to Q3 2022. However, as founders prepare to weather a tougher fundraising environment, there is still some positive news. Nationally, dry powder, which is the amount of capital…

Data Privacy Series Part 3: Overview of Consumer Requests and Consent Management Image

Data Privacy Series Part 3: Overview of Consumer Requests and Consent Management

As businesses prepare for the rollout of new state privacy laws and the update to California’s comprehensive consumer privacy law that will all take effect in 2023, KO’s data privacy and security team recently launched a four-part educational video series to help businesses prepare to operate under the evolving patchwork…

KO Client MadKudu Raises $18 Million Series A Round Image

KO Client MadKudu Raises $18 Million Series A Round

KO client MadKudu recently announced that it has raised $18 million in Series A funding. MadKudu is the Product-Led-Growth (PLG) pioneer disrupting the software industry, working with clients like Miro, Dropbox, Cloudera, Amplitude, Plaid, Unity and Mapbox. The Series A round was led by Felicis with participation from BGV, Alven,…

KO Pro Bono Client PEBC Closes Groundbreaking $1.4 Million Financing Image

KO Pro Bono Client PEBC Closes Groundbreaking $1.4 Million Financing

KO pro bono client Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), a Denver-based national education nonprofit, recently closed on a groundbreaking $1.4 million financing to scale its Teacher Residency program. The first-of-its-kind PEBC Teacher Residency Pay for Success (PFS) initiative, coupled with complimentary funding from the Colorado Department of Education, will…

KO Client Seasats Raises Strategic Investment from L3Harris Technologies Image

KO Client Seasats Raises Strategic Investment from L3Harris Technologies

KO client Seasats, a maritime startup, recently announced that it has accepted a strategic investment from L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defense technology innovator. With the investment, Seasat’s autonomous ocean vehicles will partner with L3Harris products to create innovative maritime solutions for customers in the commercial and defense sectors.…

KO Client Fermyon Raises $20 Million Series A Round Image

KO Client Fermyon Raises $20 Million Series A Round

KO client Fermyon recently announced that it has raised $20 million in Series A funding. Fermyon is pioneering the next wave of cloud computing with the first cloud-native WebAssembly platform as a service (PaaS) that lets developers build better microservices faster. The funding will be used to productize Fermyon and…

Succession Planning: The Path Forward and Pitfalls for Family Businesses Image

Succession Planning: The Path Forward and Pitfalls for Family Businesses

Family-owned businesses are the backbone of the American economy. It’s surprising for many to learn that the U.S. 24.2 million family businesses generated 54% of private sector GDP and 62% of employment in 2021. And the backbone may be ossifying – over 10,000 baby boomers per day will be hitting…

Data Privacy Series Part 2: Practical Tips to Modify Your Privacy Policy Image

Data Privacy Series Part 2: Practical Tips to Modify Your Privacy Policy

As businesses prepare for the rollout of new state privacy laws and the update to California’s comprehensive consumer privacy law that will all take effect in 2023, KO’s data privacy and security team has launched a four-part educational video series to help businesses prepare to operate under the evolving patchwork…