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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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  • 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…

KO Client Foundry Group Leads $10.7 Million Series A for Mixhalo Image

KO Client Foundry Group Leads $10.7 Million Series A for Mixhalo

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  • July 25, 2019

KO client Foundry Group led a $10.7 million Series A round for Mixhalo, a real-time, live-event audio platform. The San Francisco-based startup was co-founded by Michael Einziger, the co-founder, guitarist and songwriter of Incubus. The funding will be used to expand Mixhalo’s customer base by adding music festivals and concert…

KO Client Arryved Raises $5 million Series A Led by Foundry Group Image

KO Client Arryved Raises $5 million Series A Led by Foundry Group

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  • May 16, 2019

Arryved, a point-of-sale system designed for brewery and taproom use, recently closed a $5 million Series A round to expand its marketing and branding efforts. The round was led by the Foundry Group. KO partner Jon Taylor and attorney Matt Burns represented Arryved in the financing. Read more.

Food and Beverage Trends at Expo West: Plant-Based Products Drive Innovation, Increased Competition for Funding, Shelf Space and Consumer Wallets Image

Food and Beverage Trends at Expo West: Plant-Based Products Drive Innovation, Increased Competition for Funding, Shelf Space and Consumer Wallets

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  • April 16, 2019

Much of the focus this year at Expo West, the premier natural foods trade show, was on plant-based products. From “real” food to medicinal infusions and environmentally friendly packaging trends – plant-based products are everywhere. As head of the firm’s food and beverage industry practice, I joined attorney Samantha Pjesky…

KO Client CircleUp Growth Partners Closes Round of Financing for The Good Crisp Image

KO Client CircleUp Growth Partners Closes Round of Financing for The Good Crisp

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  • February 1, 2019

KO client CircleUp Growth Partners, a leading venture fund for emerging consumer brands, closed on a new round of financing for The Good Crisp Company, a brand of guilt-free stacked chips taking on the $8 billion potato chip market. The capital will be used to grow The Good Crisp’s team,…