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To Syndicate Or Not To Syndicate Your Startup (Continued)….

For the past two weeks, we have been discussing syndication as it relates to raising capital for startups: what is it and what are the advantages of using a syndicate, such as AngelList, to raise capital?  As promised, this week, we will examine the disadvantages and/or risks of using a syndicate.  As we noted last

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To Syndicate Or Not To Syndicate Your Startup….

Last week, we discussed the process for startups looking for capital, or funding.  In particular, we discussed AngelList, which is one of the most popular services for startups.  AngelList is a syndicate service with ten of thousands of backers.  Forbes magazine has described it much like social network sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter,

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Patent Trolling Provokes the Ire of VCs and Comes Before the House Judiciary Committee

Patent assertion entities (PAEs), or patent trolls, are in the news again.  On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee began expedited hearings on a comprehensive patent reform bill.  Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Representative Bob Goodlatte introduced the Innovation Act of 2013.  Several weeks ago, we discussed provisions of the Act when it was in

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