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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…

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.…

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Jon Taylor Named Managing Partner at KO Law Firm

Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis PC (KO Law Firm) has named Jon Taylor as the firm’s new Managing Partner. In his new role, Jon will help guide KO’s strategic vision and oversee the firm’s day-to-day operations. He will also continue to serve clients, as part of his corporate transactional law practice.…

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Melissa Mellen Promoted to Of Counsel at KO

KO Law Firm has announced the promotion of Melissa Mellen to Of Counsel, effective January 1, 2022. In her new role, Melissa will continue to serve clients as a senior attorney, while also participating in KO’s partner meetings, helping to guide the firm’s strategy. Her practice focuses on general corporate…

Your Business and Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs): Confidential Relationships Provide Essential Protections for All Businesses Image

Your Business and Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs): Confidential Relationships Provide Essential Protections for All Businesses

Almost all businesses have private or confidential information and/or trade secrets that are part of the company’s unique value or competitive advantage. In the course of doing business, there are a number of reasons why this information may be both protected and shared with others, such as employees, potential investors…

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…

What to Look for When Choosing Legal Counsel: A Checklist for Startups Image

What to Look for When Choosing Legal Counsel: A Checklist for Startups

Startups must move fast but be pragmatic. If you’re running a startup, you know that speed and flexibility are important to your company. The right legal counsel serves as a strategic partner to help emerging companies achieve meaningful business outcomes. The checklist below is meant to help you choose counsel…