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ADA Accessibility Requirements: How to Know if Your Website is in Compliance Image

ADA Accessibility Requirements: How to Know if Your Website is in Compliance

Media coverage by major outlets like Fortune and The Wall Street Journal highlight a recent spike in lawsuits filed against companies for operating websites or hosted services that allegedly fail to comply with the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Defendants in these cases include Beyonce’s entertainment…

How Startups Can Pivot Their Approach With Early Stage Financing Image

How Startups Can Pivot Their Approach With Early Stage Financing

Company formations capitalize on innovation, time and talent during downturn While it may seem counterintuitive or surprising to some, historically we’ve seen that economic downturns can be a good time to start a business. Many successful entrepreneurs know this and see several opportunities during a decline: This is a good…

KO Client Good Buy Gear Raises $6M Series A Round Image

KO Client Good Buy Gear Raises $6M Series A Round

KO client Good Buy Gear, a recommerce marketplace for second-hand baby and children’s gear, recently raised a $6 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by Revolution Ventures with participation from existing investors Access Venture Partners and Relay Ventures. The company’s revenue has increased by four times…

Closing M&A Deals in the “New Normal” Image

Closing M&A Deals in the “New Normal”

Today, many have the misperception that M&A deals aren’t getting done because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, or that the only deals closing are distressed deals that are unfavorable to the seller. But there’s more to the story. While we have seen a shift from a seller-favorable market to a…

KO Client 9Yards Capital Invests in Robinhood’s $660M Series G Round Image

KO Client 9Yards Capital Invests in Robinhood’s $660M Series G Round

KO client 9Yards Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in transformative, growth-stage technology companies, recently invested in Robinhood’s $660 million Series G funding round. This round pushed Robinhood’s valuation to $11.7 billion. KO partner Kevin Gibson represented 9Yards Capital in the transaction. Read more about the Series G round and 9Yards Capital’s previous…

KO Client PAIRIN Closes Series A to Grow its Equitable Hiring Tech Image

KO Client PAIRIN Closes Series A to Grow its Equitable Hiring Tech

KO tech client PAIRIN recently closed a $2.1 million Series A investment to scale and grow the company at this pivotal time. PAIRIN’s platform seeks to make the hiring and screening process more equitable, and it can be customized to meet the needs of clients, like the state of Colorado,…

KO Client 9Yards Capital Invests in Robinhood’s $280M Series F Round Image

KO Client 9Yards Capital Invests in Robinhood’s $280M Series F Round

KO client 9Yards Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in transformative, growth-stage technology companies, recently invested in Robinhood’s $280 million Series F funding round. This round pushed Robinhood’s valuation to $8.3 billion. KO partners Jennifer Rosenthal and Kevin Gibson represented 9Yards Capital in the transaction. “For this deal, it…

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About When to Use a Corporate Lawyer Image

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About When to Use a Corporate Lawyer

Entrepreneurs are often reluctant to spend money on legal expertise during an economic downturn. However, history shows that downturns can be an ideal time to invest in your business and its long-term prospects by focusing on a couple of critical legal items while simultaneously not sweating some of the smaller…