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How to Navigate Formation, Incorporation, Equity Allocation, and More Image

How to Navigate Formation, Incorporation, Equity Allocation, and More

KO partner John Gaddis and attorney Samantha Pjesky recently co-hosted a webinar with Ascent CFO Solutions’ founder and CEO Dan DeGolier on navigating incorporation, formation, equity allocation, and more. If you’re looking for a toolkit to set up a new business or if you’re preparing an existing entity for your…

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KO Client The Regis Company Closes Seed Funding Round

KO client The Regis Company, a pioneering developer of innovative learning solutions, recently announced a successful seed funding round. The round was announced in conjunction with the release of SimGate, the AI-powered simulation platform for enterprise learning. The funding validates the expected growth associated with practice-based learning through simulations. The…

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KO Client Woodridge Software Acquired by RCG Global Services

KO client Woodridge Software, a fintech focused software development firm, was recently acquired by RCG Global Services, a global digital transformation services provider. Woodridge helps financial institutions create revenue generating products and services by building customer-friendly software and secure, easy-to-use banking systems. The acquisition expands RCG’s delivery team in the…

4 Important Decisions for Startup Founders to Get Right From the Start Image

4 Important Decisions for Startup Founders to Get Right From the Start

Startup founders face countless decisions and tasks every day. Fortunately, there aren’t too many early legal decisions that can have lasting, irreversible implications for founders down the road. However, your equity arrangement with co-founders and the company’s early cap table is one thing that should be carefully considered from a…

KO Client Stage Closes Fund II to Support Early-Stage Companies Image

KO Client Stage Closes Fund II to Support Early-Stage Companies

KO client Stage, a majority female-led private equity group, recently announced the closing of its Fund II. Stage’s mission is to provide an alternative path for early-stage startups and founders, particularly post-Series A. Stage integrates venture capital, private equity, and venture studio model best practices to enable portfolio companies to…

KO Client PAIRIN Acquires AI Startup Savviest Image

KO Client PAIRIN Acquires AI Startup Savviest

KO client PAIRIN, a social impact technology company that is revolutionizing the way workforce and education intersect, recently announced the acquisition of Savviest, which offers a powerful AI-driven resume and cover letter creator as well as coaching assistance and job application tracking. The acquisition of Savviest positions PAIRIN as a…

Succession Planning: The Path Forward and Pitfalls for Family Businesses Image

Succession Planning: The Path Forward and Pitfalls for Family Businesses

Family-owned businesses are the backbone of the American economy. It’s surprising for many to learn that the U.S. 24.2 million family businesses generated 54% of private sector GDP and 62% of employment in 2021. And the backbone may be ossifying – over 10,000 baby boomers per day will be hitting…

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Clinimark Acquired by Element Materials Technology

KO client Clinimark, a global leader for clinical FDA validation testing of vital sign data for medical and home health devices, has been acquired by Element Materials Technology. The KO team, led by attorney Ryan Sykora, partner John Gaddis, attorney Logan DeSouza and corporate paralegal Sara Shelly, represented Clinimark in…