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Startup Success: What You Need to Know to Start Your Business Image

Startup Success: What You Need to Know to Start Your Business

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  • October 28, 2019

You’re ambitious, hardworking, you’ve got a brilliant idea and you’re ready to start your business. But what do you really need to know to achieve startup success and to protect your business down the road? Statistics around startups can be intimidating: 50 percent of new businesses fail within five years…

KO Client BIGR Ventures Leads $3 Million Series A for CBD Supplement Company RE Botanicals Image

KO Client BIGR Ventures Leads $3 Million Series A for CBD Supplement Company RE Botanicals

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  • October 28, 2019

KO client BIGR Ventures, one of the first institutional investors to invest in a CBD company, recently invested $3 million in a Series A round into RE Botanicals, a CBD supplement company. The CBD market in the U.S. is estimated to grow to $16 billion by 2025. KO partner Jennifer Rosenthal and Samantha…

KO Client Havenly Raises $32 Million Series C Image

KO Client Havenly Raises $32 Million Series C

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  • October 28, 2019

Does your home or office need an interior design update? KO client Havenly can help. The online interior design consultancy Havenly recently raised $32 million in Series C funding to create its own private-label brand.  KO partner Kevin Gibson, attorney Melissa Mellen and corporate paralegal Krystal Rushton represented Havenly in the financing. Investors included Foundry…

KO Client Dapix Raises $5.7 million Series A Image

KO Client Dapix Raises $5.7 million Series A

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  • September 23, 2019

Dapix, which is revolutionizing blockchain usability and inter-wallet operability with the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO) protocol, has raised $5.7 million in Series A funding to speed up the launch of its FIO mainnet. The round was led by Binance Labs. KO partner Jennifer Rosenthal and attorney Ian Kuliasha represented Dapix in the financing. Read more in Yahoo!…

KO Client Superplastic Raises $10 Million Series A  Image

KO Client Superplastic Raises $10 Million Series A 

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  • August 28, 2019

Venture Capital News: KO client Superplastic, a designer toy brand, has raised $10 million to launch two of its characters into animated digital media and Instagram stardom. The Series A round was led by Craft Ventures and supported by several other leading venture investors. KO partner Jon Taylor led Superplastic’s financing team…

KO Client Onward Raises $1.5 Million in Seed Funding  Image

KO Client Onward Raises $1.5 Million in Seed Funding 

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  • August 20, 2019

KO client Onward, which offers round-trip, door-to-door rides for older adults who need assistance, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from Royal Street Ventures, Matchstick Ventures and JPK Capital. KO partner Kevin Gibson and attorney Elizabeth Ho represented Onward in the financing. Read more in TechCrunch.

KO Client Bobo’s Raises $5.5 Million in Series B1 Round  Image

KO Client Bobo’s Raises $5.5 Million in Series B1 Round 

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  • August 20, 2019

In a round led by Boulder Food Group and supported by existing investors BIGR Ventures and Ridgeline Ventures, Boulder-based Bobo’s has raised $5.5 million to expand production in anticipation of 40 percent growth this year. KO partner Jennifer Rosenthal and attorney Melissa Mellen represented Bobo’s in the financing. Read more in FoodNavigator, NOSH, FoodDive and more.

Breaking Barriers: How One Startup is Seeking to Improve Equality in Investing and Venture Capital Image

Breaking Barriers: How One Startup is Seeking to Improve Equality in Investing and Venture Capital

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  • Charles Ciaccio
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  • July 29, 2019

KO client soona recently closed on a $1.185 million financing that included the newly created Candor Clause, an open-source clause intended to promote a radically open dialogue between founders and their potential investors around sexual harassment. I recently talked with Liz Giorgi, co-founder of soona, a same-day professional photo and…