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KO Client Stage Closes Fund II to Support Early-Stage Companies Image

KO Client Stage Closes Fund II to Support Early-Stage Companies

KO client Stage, a majority female-led private equity group, recently announced the closing of its Fund II. Stage’s mission is to provide an alternative path for early-stage startups and founders, particularly post-Series A. Stage integrates venture capital, private equity, and venture studio model best practices to enable portfolio companies to…

KO Client Pomp Raises $3.3 Million Seed II Round Image

KO Client Pomp Raises $3.3 Million Seed II Round

KO client Pomp, a beauty-tech startup aiming to bring personalized skin care from licensed estheticians to the masses, has closed a $3.3 million seed II round to advance its mission. The funding will be used to grow Pomp Professional, the company’s B2B SaaS offering that allows estheticians to consult with…

KO Client LeadGenius Acquires Software Assets of WhoKnows Image

KO Client LeadGenius Acquires Software Assets of WhoKnows

KO client LeadGenius, a leading provider of B2B lead generation and data enrichment services, recently announced the acquisition of the software assets of WhoKnows, a technology company known for its predictive analytics and AI-driven data insights expertise. The acquisition creates a comprehensive solution that will offer unprecedented sales intelligence to…

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KO Client Eplexity Acquired by CloudHesive

KO client Eplexity, a fast-growing Amazon Premier Consulting Partner, was recently acquired by CloudHesive, a fellow Amazon Premier Partner. According to the press release, the combination creates one of the leading “pure play” AWS partners in the U.S. and Latin America, with deep Amazon Connect and application modernization expertise and…

KO Client PAIRIN Acquires AI Startup Savviest Image

KO Client PAIRIN Acquires AI Startup Savviest

KO client PAIRIN, a social impact technology company that is revolutionizing the way workforce and education intersect, recently announced the acquisition of Savviest, which offers a powerful AI-driven resume and cover letter creator as well as coaching assistance and job application tracking. The acquisition of Savviest positions PAIRIN as a…

How to Mitigate Common Commercial Risks to Prepare for a Major Transaction Image

How to Mitigate Common Commercial Risks to Prepare for a Major Transaction

Are you preparing for financing or M&A due diligence now or planning to in the future? If a third party started due diligence on your company today, would you be putting your best foot forward? When you prepare for a major transaction, financing, or exit, an investor or an acquirer…

Data Privacy Series Part 4: Best Practices to Modify Your Data Processing Addendum Image

Data Privacy Series Part 4: Best Practices to Modify Your Data Processing Addendum

With the imminent rollout of several new state and the update to California’s comprehensive consumer privacy law taking effect in 2023, KO’s data privacy and security team launched a four-part educational video series to help businesses prepare to operate under the evolving patchwork of privacy laws. In the first three…

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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…