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How Startups Can Pivot Their Approach With Early Stage Financing

Company formations capitalize on innovation, time and talent during downturn While it may seem counterintuitive or surprising to some, historically we’ve seen that economic downturns can be a good time to start a business. Many successful entrepreneurs know this and see several opportunities during a decline: This is a good…

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KO Client 9Yards Capital Invests in Robinhood’s $660M Series G Round

KO client 9Yards Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in transformative, growth-stage technology companies, recently invested in Robinhood’s $660 million Series G funding round. This round pushed Robinhood’s valuation to $11.7 billion. KO partner Kevin Gibson represented 9Yards Capital in the transaction. Read more about the Series G round and 9Yards Capital’s previous…

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Longstanding KO Client Brandfolder Acquired by Smartsheet

KO client Brandfolder, a leader in digital asset management, was recently acquired by Smartsheet, the leading collaborative work management platform, for $155 million. The acquisition will combine Brandfolder’s and Smartsheet’s capabilities to create a dynamic solution that enables enterprise-wide content workflows, allowing organizations to work more efficiently and effectively. Since…

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KO Client 9Yards Capital Invests in Robinhood’s $280M Series F Round

KO client 9Yards Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in transformative, growth-stage technology companies, recently invested in Robinhood’s $280 million Series F funding round. This round pushed Robinhood’s valuation to $8.3 billion. KO partners Jennifer Rosenthal and Kevin Gibson represented 9Yards Capital in the transaction. “For this deal, it…

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Additional SBA Guidance Released for PPP Loans

Below we’ve summarized potential implications of the latest SBA updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loans. “Safe Harbor” for Returning PPP Loan Funds Extended to May 18 The application for a PPP Loan required the applicant to certify that “current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support…

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Resources

While it’s critical to stay informed during this challenging time, businesses and employees alike are being inundated with information and resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including the host of new laws that have been passed. We’ve provided this resource page to help you quickly access the most timely updates. To…

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New SBA Guidance on PPP Necessity Certification and Forgiveness

Below we’ve summarized recently released information related to the Paycheck Protection Program Loan (“PPP Loan”) program. New Guidance With Regard to the Certification of “Necessity” of PPP Loan. The application for a PPP Loan required the applicant to certify that “current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support…

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New Information on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans

Below we’ve summarized recently released information related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans. $20 million Cap on PPP Loan Funds Available to “Corporate Groups” Businesses that are part of a “single corporate group” may receive only up to $20 million of PPP Loan funds in the aggregate. This limitation…