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Academic Incubators Think Beyond Campus Borders to Spark Innovation

With the legendary success of technology giants born on campus, and the possibility that today’s college student could be tomorrow’s tech mogul, the academic world recognizes that it can be a catalyst in helping student entrepreneurs achieve commercial success. The past decade has seen a rapid rise in academic incubators designed to help student entrepreneurs … Continue Reading

Incubator or Accelerator Program: Which Is Right for Your Business?

The past few years have seen an uptick in new accelerator and incubator programs that are focused on helping startups launch and grow. Participating in one of these programs can be advantageous for an emerging business looking for expert insight, seed money, venture capital, or market exposure. But not all are created equal. While most … Continue Reading

Managing Your Patent Portfolio to Attract Investments

Excerpted from the author’s article published in VC List. To read the complete article, please click here. Patents can provide broad protection for invention and innovation. They can cover almost any novel aspect of a technology, including hardware, software, materials, and business methods. Many innovation developed by an emerging technology company can likely be patented, … Continue Reading

Structured Exits: A New Universe of Potential Funding for Companies in Underserved Markets

Structured exits are investment structures designed to achieve a desired investment return without reliance upon a traditional exit. Structured exit investments are ideal not only for impact investments, but also for investment-worthy companies with low exit probabilities. These structures open a new universe of potential funding for companies in underserved markets without access to traditional … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Sponsors Angel Capital Association Summit

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) is the largest angel professional development organization in the world with over 12,000 members, 220 angel groups, and 10,000 early-stage companies in its members’ investment portfolios. Angel investing approximately equals that of venture capital investing, and has an enormous impact on the entrepreneurial eco-system in the United States and beyond. … Continue Reading

A Brief Guide to Investor Presentations

1.      Begin with a Compelling Introduction Get investors excited Include your strongest points to demonstrate credibility Make sure they understand what you do 2.      Address Key Issues in a Clear and Convincing Way The BIG problem your product will solve What is unique about your product or service Why your team is the most qualified … Continue Reading

The Rise of Technology Startups in Sub-Saharan Africa

A McKinsey report published in February 2014 estimates that mobile phone ownership among adults in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is estimated to be 66 percent. The rapid spread of Internet-enabled mobile phones throughout SSA has created an opportunity for the emergence of tech startups and venture capital firms in economically vibrant cities such as Accra, Lagos, … Continue Reading

Key Takeaways from Boston VC and Angel Conference Hosted by GT

On Tuesday, March 3rd, GT hosted a highly interactive roundtable meeting of entrepreneurs and investors in its Boston office.  About 25 companies from a range of industries, including medical device, healthcare IT, ed tech, life science, mobile tech, fashion, music, film and more, were able to meet with 5 venture capital and angel investors. GT … Continue Reading

M&A, Investment or Partnering Checklist for Medtech Companies

Emerging medical device companies should consider these points when weighing a potential merger, strategic partnership or investment: 1. Identify unmet medical needs Medical device titans are actively looking to acquire new technologies to treat unmet medical needs and drive market adoption. Larger medtech companies often view early-stage companies as outsourced R&D labs, and will pay a … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Co-Hosts Investors’ Circle Beyond the Pitch: Boston

On Oct. 28, Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technology practice group co-hosted the Investors’ Circle Beyond the Pitch: Impact Boston event alongside accounting firm McGladrey. Beyond the Pitch showcased 12-15 innovative companies that are solving a social and or environmental challenge and will connect those entrepreneurs to investors and advisors. Continue Reading.… Continue Reading

UC Ventures: How one very large public university system is setting an example. Or is it?

Over the summer, the University of California (UC) System, with President Janet Napolitano at the helm, shifted a fundamental policy common with many university systems. She rescinded the “Guidelines on University-Industry Relations Policy,” in place since 1989, which prohibited the university from investing directly in companies emerging from UC research. Shortly thereafter, during the week … Continue Reading

Beyond the Neon: Emerging Tech Opportunities in Las Vegas

Though tourism and gaming will lead Nevada’s economy for the foreseeable future, businesses and government entities in Nevada, and Las Vegas in particular, have invested deeply into several areas of emerging technology. In Las Vegas, The Downtown Project – an incubator and investor in several Las Vegas-based startups – has been the catalyst for several … Continue Reading

10 Tips for Entrepreneurs Seeking Capital

Get comfortable with your potential investor. The identity of the investor is the most important item of a term sheet, and can make or break a relationship. Be prepared to share control and information, and to listen. People who think they know it all – don’t. Realize that valuation is only a component of an … Continue Reading

Boston Office Hosted Delegation from Portugal Ventures

On Nov. 5, 2014, the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP hosted a delegation from Portugal-based Venture Capital and Private Equity firm, Portugal Ventures, as part of a roadshow of the Massachusetts technology ecosystem. The educational program focused on legal issues that early-stage foreign companies face when entering the U.S. market. Presenters and topics included: … Continue Reading
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