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This post is the third of a three-part series looking at the current NVCA Series A  model legal documents. The National Venture Capital Association (“NVCA”) has created and maintained a standardized, industry-embraced set of model documents that can be used as a starting point in venture capital (“VC”) financings.  These model […]

This post is the second of a three-part series looking at the current NVCA Series A  model legal documents. The National Venture Capital Association (“NVCA”) has created and maintained a standardized, industry-embraced set of model documents that can be used as a starting point in venture capital (“VC”) financings.  These model […]

The National Venture Capital Association (“NVCA”) has created and maintained a standardized, industry-embraced set of model documents that can be used as a starting point in venture capital (“VC”) financings.  These model documents are intended to reduce the time and cost of financings and to free principals from the time […]

Galera Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of drugs targeting oxygen metabolic pathways with the potential to transform cancer radiotherapy, today announced it has secured $150 million in a joint, oversubscribed Series C financing and royalty purchase agreement. The financing was led by new investor Clarus, […]

Companies and their investors start with great enthusiasm.  But in the life cycle of some companies, the enthusiasm (and funding) dissipates before the company has achieved an attractive sale or IPO.  In these instances, as the cash-out date looms, companies and their boards face difficult decisions about how and when […]

The family business not only represents the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of the founders, sometimes across generations, but is often a reflection of the founder’s and family’s values and beliefs. The family business has the potential to grow, adapt and continue to deliver value across generations – but can […]

Email is ubiquitous in modern life with billions of emails – wanted and unwanted – sent each day.  Since its enactment in 2003, the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (“CAN-SPAM”) Act has attempted to curb the number of unwanted emails and impose some rules on a largely […]

ST. LOUIS & SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Pairwise Plants (Pairwise), an agricultural startup, have announced a collaboration to advance agriculture research and development by leveraging gene-editing technology. Under the agreement, Pairwise will work in corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and canola crops exclusively with Monsanto. The companies […]

With the creation of “B” Entities, businesses no longer need to choose between shareholder value and social impact.  Under traditional corporate structures, directors have a fiduciary duty to maximize corporate profits and “shareholder value,” which can drive companies to focus more on short-term earnings than their communities and the environment.  […]

Bryan Cave was ranked by PitchBook in multiple league tables in its 2017 annual Global League Tables report. According to recently released figures, Bryan Cave is among the top law firms, based on deal counts, in the following categories: Most Active Global Law Firm in VC Deals: 14th Most Active […]