The combination of emerging technologies, information security risks and electronic discovery obligations continues to give rise to questions regarding best practices for adoption of modern ephemeral communication tools in lieu of more traditional forms of communication, particularly in the context of probable or pending litigation. Many businesses now employ various instant messaging systems, and employees routinely send work-related text messages and interact over collaboration applications--some of which enable automatic, or time of life, expiration and deletion of information (referred to as “ephemeral” communication).
The U.S. and worldwide entrepreneur community had been looking forward to July 17th with great anticipation. This was supposed to be the effective date of the new International Entrepreneur Parole immigration regulation. This refreshing and innovative immigration option for foreign entrepreneurs would solve an enormous problem in the U.S. immigration system: the non-existence of a visa for start-ups founded by or being driven by talented foreign nationals. Yet on July 11, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on its desire to rescind the rule.
In this discussion between Patrick Henry, CEO of QuestFusion, and Jeremy Glaser, partner and co-head of the Emerging Company and Venture Capital practice at Mintz Levin, we discuss the seven step process of creating a fundable startup found in Mr. Henry's book, PLAN COMMIT WIN: 90 Days to Creating a Fundable Startup.
Fabric, BenRevo and many other life- and healthrelated insurtech startups are entering the insurance marketplace. I often have the pleasure of discussing ideas and proposed apps or platforms, and I can’t help but be impressed by their creativity and innovation. Their focus is on the consumer, and their aim is to make access to a suite of insurance products easier, faster and more customized to each customer.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of managing expectations on a board of directors. In addition to no surprises, provide transparency to your board. Under-commit and over-deliver.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of managing expectations on a board of directors. A key point is no surprises. Discuss key positives and negatives with board members prior to the board meeting. Use your lead director or board chairman to help you.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the key role that the CEO must play on the board of directors to improve decision making and show leadership.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of building a strong team of mentors, advisors, and employees to accomplish key goals for your startup. Management matters in the success or failure of a startup. It isn't just about the idea.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the fear that some founders have about losing control of their companies to outside investors and the importance of board composition, transparency, and performance.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of team dynamics on a board of directors. You must engage board members to get the benefits.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of treating board seats as very valuable assets.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss some key considerations, other than cash, in selecting investors for your startup.
The gig economy (on-demand work) is a disruptive factor in many industries, including the housing market (Airbnb, Homeaway), transportation services (Uber, Lyft, Juno, Via), delivery services (Postmates, Caviar, Instacart), and beauty services (Glamsquad, The Glam App).
See Mintz Levin's Dan DeWolf and Sam Effron speak at Columbia Tech Ventures about Convertible Notes for Startups in this video.
The line between what is and what is not patent eligible is becoming clearer—provided you know how to interpret and apply the evolving jurisprudence governing patent-eligibility requirements. Mintz Levin does.
Watch Jeremy Glaser discuss how term sheets change the entire balance of power and negotiations. Find out why your singular focus should be on getting a term sheet, whatever its terms.
Watch Jeremy Glaser discuss how building a team with various skills is a recipe for success.
Watch Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, and Parker Conrad discuss how startups can raise money.
In the video, Jen Rubin discusses the types and terms of various employment agreements and why they are important both to startup businesses and the entrepreneurs and executives that run them.
The world of raising capital has been evolving over the last several years. Offerings of securities generally used to fall into two main buckets: (i) private placements under the old Rule 506 or (ii) a public offering. With the implementation of various provisions of the JOBS Act now mostly complete, the array of choices has increased exponentially and include crowd funding, crowd sourcing by general solicitation for accredited investors, IPO light under the new Reg A+ rules, and confidentially submitted initial public offerings.