- Down-rounds, Re-Pricings, and Recaps Increase — The current macroeconomic environment, coupled with record increases in valuations over the last several years, is creating an increase in down-rounds, re-pricings, and recapitalizations.
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…
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The Five Characteristics of a Successful Tech Venture
November was National Entrepreneurship Month in celebration of the country’s innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. As we close this important awareness month, we reflected on what it takes to be a successful tech venture, and we note some of the top traits and criteria in this blog post.
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How Big Pharma Taps Outside Ingenuity
Economics in getting a compound approved and commercialized are evolving. Drug companies have reduced budgets that historically funded vast R&D teams. Innovators are chasing tight investment dollars. The two camps…
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Greenberg Traurig Hosts First Annual International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia
Greenberg Traurig will host the First Annual International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia at the International House Philadelphia on March 22. The First Annual International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia is an…
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Focus on the O-1 Visa for Immigrants in the Emerging Tech Space
Foreign-born entrepreneurs are critical to the advancement of the U.S. emerging technology industry. There are a number of visa options, both immigrant and non-immigrant visas, available to entrepreneurs and investors in the emerging tech space (see my previous blog post “Visa Options for Immigrants in the Emerging Tech Space” outlining these). This post will offer an overview of the O-1 visa, a non-immigrant visa.
There are two types of O-1 visas with the O-1A visa being reserved for those who can demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics (the O-1B visa is reserved for individuals with extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in film or television). Some of the most significant tech innovation is attributed to foreign nationals in the United States. A foreign national who develops or invents new technology may be eligible for the O-1 visa based on their extraordinary abilities in science or business.…
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