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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,…

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…

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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…

KO Client Gooder Foods, Inc., Raises $6.4M to Launch New Mac and Cheese Brand Goodles Image

KO Client Gooder Foods, Inc., Raises $6.4M to Launch New Mac and Cheese Brand Goodles

Gooder Foods, Inc., a KO client, recently raised $6.4 million to launch Goodles – a new, healthier mac and cheese brand. The KO team, led by partner Jennifer Rosenthal, represented Gooder Foods. Co-founded by actress Gal Gadot, Goodles is high in vegetables, protein and fiber and aims to provide a tastier,…

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KO Client Superplastic Raises $20M

Superplastic, a KO client and global entertainment brand, has raised $20 million to expand its first-of-its-kind virtual ecosystem. The KO team, led by partner Jon Taylor, represented Superplastic.   Superplastic creates and manages animated celebrities with millions of dedicated followers, including Janky & Guggimon, Dayzee & Staxx, Kranky, ShüDog and more. Via its ecosystem,…

KO Client Sydnexis Completes $45M Series B Financing Image

KO Client Sydnexis Completes $45M Series B Financing

Sydnexis, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has completed a $45 million Series B financing led by Visionary Ventures, Blue Stem Capital, and SC Master Fund. The KO team, led by partners Kevin Gibson and Brad Schoenfeld, represented Sydnexis. The company sees progressive myopia (nearsightedness) in children as a “significant…