Monthly Archives: February 2014

What is a Valuation Cap?

By Adam Lieb and Joe Wallin If you are contemplating raising money through the issuance of convertible notes, you might be wondering – what is a valuation cap? Convertible notes are designed to convert into equity of the issuing company … Continue reading

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Maximizing Success in European Markets with Osborne Clarke

Gone are the days of waiting until your company is public before you start looking for opportunities overseas. Europe is a strong market with very similar culture and welcomes the tech sector. If Europe is the next step for your business, Steve … Continue reading

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Reduce Potential Liability for Data Breaches

DWT partner Randy Gainer gave a presentation entitled “How to Improve Data Security and Reduce Potential Liability for Data Breaches.” The presentation focused on the following topics: The risks of cyber attacks Choosing cost-effective security measures Evaluating cyber insurance coverage … Continue reading

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Meet Gary Ritner, Founder of the Puget Sound Venture Club

Founded in 1985, Puget Sound Venture Club (PSVC) is the oldest angel group in Seattle. Even prior to founding the organization, Gary has been a valuable resource and a supporter of the Northwest startup community. His stories are educational as well … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: When Will the Rules Be Done?

The startup community is getting excited and antsy.  The comment period on the SEC’s crowdfunding rules ended February 3.  The speculation has begun – when will the rules be final?  Could it be this summer? My answer:  Who knows! But to … Continue reading

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