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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,…

Data Privacy Series Part 1: Preparing for 2023 State Privacy Laws Image

Data Privacy Series Part 1: Preparing for 2023 State Privacy Laws

Five new U.S. state privacy laws go into effect in 2023. Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, and Utah have followed California in enacting CCPA-like comprehensive consumer privacy legislation. Additionally, California’s comprehensive consumer privacy law will receive a major overhaul on January 1, 2023. In the absence of a federal privacy law, businesses…

KO Client Watchmaker Genomics Raises $40M Series A Round Image

KO Client Watchmaker Genomics Raises $40M Series A Round

KO client Watchmaker Genomics, a life sciences company specializing in the development of high-stringency applications focused on the reading, writing and editing of DNA and RNA, has raised $40M to expand its clinical sequencing product offerings.   The KO team, led by partner Jon Taylor, of counsel Melissa Mellen and attorney…

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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…

KO Helps Tilting Point Expand into Kids Entertainment with Acquisition of Budge Studios Image

KO Helps Tilting Point Expand into Kids Entertainment with Acquisition of Budge Studios

Budge Studio’s app portfolio includes titles featuring leading brands like Barbie, Paw Patrol, Transformers, Hot Wheels and more Tilting Point, a leading free-to-play games publisher and KO client, has acquired Budge Studios. The KO team, led by partner Jon Taylor, represented Tilting Point in the acquisition. Budge Studios is one…

M&A Momentum Continuing into 2022: Three Things to Know When Negotiating a Deal in Today’s Market Image

M&A Momentum Continuing into 2022: Three Things to Know When Negotiating a Deal in Today’s Market

2021 was a record year for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, and while 2022 may not be another record year, the market remains strong, fueled in part by continued private equity fundraising and excess cash on the books of strategic buyers. Despite projected interest rate increases, forecasts from Refinitiv, one…

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Integrate Receives Strategic Growth Investment

Integrate.com, Inc., has received a strategic growth investment from Audax Private Equity. The KO team, led by partner Jennifer Rosenthal, represented the management of Integrate in this transaction.   Integrate is the leader in Precision Demand Marketing, an emerging category that helps B2B marketers develop and deliver an omnichannel demand strategy, convert customer…