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Don’t Fear The Down Round

In an ideal world, a startup (or, for that matter, any company, public or private) that needs to raise multiple rounds of capital as it matures and scales does so …

Is Cannabis Patentable?

In short, yes, and there are many different ways in which cannabis and cannabis-related inventions may be protected. The U.S. government has authority to grant patents under the Patent and Copyright …

Patents ≠ Freedom to Operate

Commercializing a product requires significant investments of time, resources, and effort.  One may attempt to recoup some of that investment by securing patents on inventive features of the product.  A …

Spoliation

You own a business and have a document retention policy pursuant to which documents are deleted periodically. Somewhere in the wind that always surrounds your business is the prattle of discontent …

Venture Capital Stories – Companyon Ventures

Interview with Tom Lazay, Co-Founder and General Partner, Companyon Ventures Hi I’m Tom Lazay Co-Founder and General Partner at Companyon Ventures. We’re a venture capital firm based in Boston, investing in …

Venture Capital Stories – RevUp Capital

My journey: I’m a generalist, and I feel really grateful that I was able to build my career at a time when being a generalist was acceptable. I think we …

Angel Investors: What’s The Deal

In our article on SAFEs vs Convertible Notes, we referenced the “friends and family” rounds as the most common way founders first raise money. At this stage, individuals are …