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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…

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…

Longstanding KO Client Brandfolder Acquired by Smartsheet Image

Longstanding KO Client Brandfolder Acquired by Smartsheet

KO client Brandfolder, a leader in digital asset management, was recently acquired by Smartsheet, the leading collaborative work management platform, for $155 million. The acquisition will combine Brandfolder’s and Smartsheet’s capabilities to create a dynamic solution that enables enterprise-wide content workflows, allowing organizations to work more efficiently and effectively. Since…

KO Clients Recognized on 2020 “Inno on Fire” List Image

KO Clients Recognized on 2020 “Inno on Fire” List

Several KO clients were recently recognized on Colorado Inno’s “2020 Inno on Fire” list. The Inno on Fire list showcases Colorado tech and startup companies and individuals that have had a banner year and have made a significant impact on our local ecosystem. Congratulations to our clients on the list, including:…

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KO Client Company Six Raised Additional $1.5 Million

KO client Company Six, a public safety robotics company, recently raised an additional $1.5 million in equity funding. This financing follows Company Six’s spin off from Sphero and $3 million seed round in May. Company Six creates robotic systems designed for first responders, defense workers and others with dangerous jobs.…

KO SaaS Client Signal HQ Acquired by Bombora Image

KO SaaS Client Signal HQ Acquired by Bombora

KO client Signal HQ, an enterprise-ready intent data dashboard company, was recently acquired by Bombora, a leading provider of B2B intent data. The KO team of Ryan Sykora and Ben Oelsner represented Signal HQ in the company’s sale to Bombora, including negotiating the initial term sheet, guiding the company through…

KO Client Altvia Announces Majority Recapitalization from Bow River Capital Image

KO Client Altvia Announces Majority Recapitalization from Bow River Capital

KO client Altvia, a leading provider of CRM and investor and deal management systems for private capital market firms, recently announced a majority recapitalization from Bow River Capital’s 2019 Software Growth Equity Fund. Altvia supports more than 40,000 investors and hundreds of private capital market firms. This investment will enable…