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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…

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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…

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Can Businesses Influence Federal Government Contract Terms?

The Role of Federal Acquisition Regulations Securing a federal government contract is often a huge win for businesses, but negotiating contract terms can feel like a massive undertaking that may make you doubt the value of the deal you just won. These contracts can feel overly complex and even non-negotiable,…

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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…

Proactively Protecting Your Company’s Growth: The Early-Stage Guide to Using a Corporate Lawyer Image

Proactively Protecting Your Company’s Growth: The Early-Stage Guide to Using a Corporate Lawyer

When you have limited dollars for legal issues, it’s important to know where to spend those funds to maximize your company’s investment in legal resources without waste and inefficiency.​ Experienced corporate counsel will tell early stage companies in most industries to focus on two priorities as soon as possible: capital…

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KO Client QuietKat Acquired by Vista Outdoor Inc.

KO client and all-terrain eBike brand, QuietKat was acquired by Vista Outdoor Inc., to help fuel Vista’s growth strategy. KO partner Jennifer Rosenthal and attorneys Melissa Mellen and Michael Wysolmerski represented QuietKat in the acquisition. QuietKat specializes in designing, manufacturing and marketing rugged, all-terrain eBikes. Based in Eagle, Colo., the…

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KO Client Left Hand Robotics Acquired by Toro

KO client Left Hand Robotics was acquired by outdoor equipment giant The Toro Company. Based in Longmont, Colorado, Left Hand Robotics is recognized for developing innovative autonomous solutions for turf and snow management. Left Hand Robotics’ patent-pending software and advanced technologies for autonomous navigation are designed to provide professional contractors…

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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…