Continue to follow our blog as we chronicle the newest litigation facing Uber. Uber’s Latest Legal Battle By now, you may have heard about the latest of Uber Technologies’ woes: a lawsuit, filed by one of their earliest venture capital investors, Benchmark Capital.  Benchmark has alleged that Uber’s founder and now-former […]

Click here to read our more detailed post of the basics of Regulation Crowdfunding. We have listed some examples below of the various types of intermediary available for Regulation Crowdfunding offerings, rather than make a comprehensive list of all possibilities in the current market. Notably, neither Kickstarter or Indiegogo (arguably the […]

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. Now, more than four years later, the regulatory changes required by the law have gone into full effect—and new potential investors and entrepreneurs in search of capital should be aware of the opportunities and risks that come with […]

Prior to entering into negotiations with an angel investor or venture capitalist there are multiple due diligence-related items the VC will want evaluate in order to make the decision whether to invest in your company, and if so, how much they want to invest. Failing to properly plan for these […]

TechColumbus recently released its annual Central Ohio Innovation Capital Report which provides a comprehensive overview of funding trends within Central Ohio for 2010. The full 2010 Central Ohio Innovation Capital Report is available here. TechColumbus research indicates that over the past year (2009-2010), innovation capital increased nearly 73% to over […]

I’ve updated our compilation of sources of capital available to startup companies in Ohio.   The list includes angel groups, venture capital funds, innovation funds and some incubators offering financing alternatives.  Our goal is to have this resource be as complete and accurate as possible, so if you have any recommended […]

Venture Capitalists (“VCs”), Angel investors (“Angels”) (i.e., accredited investors), and Business Development Companies (“BDCs”) fulfill generally the same role: to help small and medium-sized companies obtain financing when more traditional means of funding (e.g., bank financing) are unavailable.  Bank financing, though, almost always requires accounts receivable, inventory, buildings, equipment or […]

On September 27th and 28th, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and state economic development officials will gather in Columbus, Ohio to hear presentations from startup companies and learn about recent developments within Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.   The event is presented by the Ohio Capital Fund and the Ohio Department of Development […]

Fenwick and West has released its 2010 2Q Venture Capital Survey.      The survey shows that the climate for VC financing is improving.  For the fourth quarter in a row, up rounds exceeded down rounds (55% to 27%, with 18% of rounds flat), and this was an improvement over 1Q10, when […]

Ohio-based startups and early-stage companies looking for capital may not have the same options as those on either costs, but there are quite a few Venture Capital Funds and Angel Groups who have stated a focus of investing in the Midwest region and in Ohio in particular. Over twenty funds […]

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