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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 Professional Services Client hrQ Acquired by LandrumHR Image

KO Professional Services Client hrQ Acquired by LandrumHR

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  • June 27, 2019

Award-winning professional services firm hrQ, which delivers human capital services and expertise to hundreds of multinational companies, has been acquired by LandrumHR, a full-service human resources firm. hrQ will maintain its leadership and brand identity. KO partner Jennifer Rosenthal and attorney Samantha Pjesky represented hrQ in the acquisition. 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 Good Buy Gear Raises $2 Million for Expansion Image

KO Client Good Buy Gear Raises $2 Million for Expansion

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  • March 15, 2019

KO client Good Buy Gear, an online marketplace for secondhand baby gear, recently announced it has raised $2 million to hire more employees and expand into new markets. The round was led by Be Curious Partners, an Atlanta-based venture capital fund. Another KO client, Access Venture Partners, previously invested in…

KO Client Delivery BIZ Pro Acquired By SaaS Provider GetSwift Image

KO Client Delivery BIZ Pro Acquired By SaaS Provider GetSwift

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  • February 22, 2019

KO client Delivery BIZ Pro, a leading delivery management SaaS platform for the food and beverage industry, was recently acquired by GetSwift, a SaaS logistics technology provider. Delivery BIZ Pro provides a subscription-based, cloud service for businesses with recurring product orders in the produce, meal kit, dairy, farm-to-table, water, home…

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,…

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KO Client Connect First to be Acquired by RingCentral

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  • January 14, 2019

KO client Connect First recently entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by RingCentral, a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. Connect First’s cloud-based outbound/blended customer engagement platform for midsize and enterprise companies will complement RingCentral’s current customer engagement portfolio. KO team members Jon Taylor, Matt Burns and Samantha…