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The KO team is always tracking and making news across various practice areas and key industries. See the latest below.

KO Client Trimble Secures Strategic Alliance with Autonomous Robot Developer

KO Client Trimble Inc., a California-based hardware, software, and services technology company, announced a strategic alliance to integrate a variety of Trimble construction data collection technologies with Boston Dynamics Spot® robot platform. Trimble technologies integrated with the Spot robot’s autonomous mobility enable accurate, scalable, and rapid data acquisition while Trimble’s…

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…

KO Client Good Buy Gear Raises $6M Series A Round

KO client Good Buy Gear, a recommerce marketplace for second-hand baby and children’s gear, recently raised a $6 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by Revolution Ventures with participation from existing investors Access Venture Partners and Relay Ventures. The company’s revenue has increased by four times…

KO Client Enbala Acquired by Generac 

KO client Enbala, a leading distributed energy resources technology company, was recently acquired by industry leader Generac. Enbala’s distributed energy optimization and control software ensures the operational stability of power grids worldwide. This sale will enhance Generac’s role in Smart Grid 2.0 technologies and enable opportunity for Generac as a…

Closing M&A Deals in the “New Normal”

Today, many have the misperception that M&A deals aren’t getting done because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, or that the only deals closing are distressed deals that are unfavorable to the seller. But there’s more to the story. While we have seen a shift from a seller-favorable market to a…

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…

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…

KO Clients Recognized on 2020 “Inno on Fire” List

Several KO clients were recently recognized on Colorado Inno’s “2020 Inno on Fire” list. The Inno on Fire list showcases Colorado tech and startup companies and individuals that have had a banner year and have made a significant impact on our local ecosystem. Congratulations to our clients on the list, including:…