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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,…

Employer’s Guide to Navigating Colorado’s New Non-Compete Law Image

Employer’s Guide to Navigating Colorado’s New Non-Compete Law

KO’s article published on June 27, 2022 highlighted Colorado’s crackdown on most non-compete restrictions. HB 22-1317 has now been codified as CRS 8-2-113 and became effective on August 10, 2022. This new law effectively renders unenforceable most post-employment non-competes and other restrictive covenants, including customer non-solicitation restrictions, for Colorado residents.…

As Colorado looks to further limit non-competes, what does that mean for employers? Image

As Colorado looks to further limit non-competes, what does that mean for employers?

In March, when the Colorado General Assembly added a key provision to Colorado’s non-compete statute that put those knowingly out of compliance at risk of criminal charges and fines, it created a buzz among business leaders and employment law experts. Now, a new bill (HB 22-1317) passed by the Colorado…

Colorado Employers: Updated unemployment insurance notification requirements went into effect May 25. Are you in compliance? Image

Colorado Employers: Updated unemployment insurance notification requirements went into effect May 25. Are you in compliance?

Colorado’s legislature has been focused on numerous employment topics this session, including a key update in Senate Bill 22-234 which adds new employer requirements regarding unemployment insurance when an employee is terminated (voluntarily or otherwise). The existing law required employers to provide notice and four key items to employees at the…

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Startups: Navigating Early-Stage Financing Options

Next to building products and making important early hires, securing and understanding funding options is a significant checklist item for founders that can make or break the sustainability of their company. In fact, a recent study examining startup post-mortems found that running out of cash or failing to raise new…

Colorado Businesses: Is it time to amend your employment agreements? Image

Colorado Businesses: Is it time to amend your employment agreements?

The real business implications of Colorado’s “new” non-compete legislation Recent updates to Colorado’s non-compete statute have created a buzz among business leaders and employment law experts. Through SB 21-271, the Colorado General Assembly, as of March 1, 2022, added a key provision to Colorado’s non-compete statute, C.R.S. § 8-2-113 (the…