Privy Announces Two Major Company Milestones

MBBP client Privy announced two milestones for the company. First, with assistance from MBBP, Privy closed over $2 million in new funding from angels, Accomplice, and Kiwi Ventures. Second, Privy now serves over 200,000 small and medium ecommerce businesses in over 180 countries. Privy is a marketing platform that empowers marketers to build more customer …

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MBBP Held Series A Venture Capital Financing Event at Cambridge Innovation Center on 2/2/2017

MBBP's corporate partner Scott Bleier moderated our VC group's event, "Series A Venture Capital Financing: A Review of 2016 and a Look Forward to 2017" at the Cambridge Innovation Center on Thursday, February 2nd. Scott led our panel of VC and angel investors through a series of critical questions regarding raising capital. Additionally, the presentation …

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MBBP Client PMS Bites’ CEO Tania Green Recognized as Female Entrepreneur All Businesses Can Learn From

Tania Green of firm client PMS Bites is recognized in the Living Business section of Colonial Life as 1 of 18 Bostonian female entrepreneurs from whom all businesses can learn.  The takeaway from Green's mention is that any problem an individual may have, other individuals are also having, and therefore a solution would be useful to a …

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Firm Client MassDiGI Receives Federal Grant From U.S. Department of Commerce’s EDA

MBBP client the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute ("MassDiGI") at Becker College received a five-year grant in the amount of $583,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The grant will support MassDiGI's promotion of entrepreneurship, economic development, and academic cooperation across the state's video and digital games ecosystem. MassDiGI was established …

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MBBP Client Koya Leadership Partners’ Founder & CEO Awarded 2016 Boston Brava Award

Firm client Katie Bouton of Koya Leadership Partners received the 2016 Boston Brava Award from SmartCEO.  The Boston Brava Award recognizes high-impact female business leaders who are CEOs, Executive Directors of Nonprofits, or C-suite executives.  An independent committee of local business leaders chooses the winner of the Brava Award.  Winners are chosen for their commitment to giving …

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MBBP Partner Scott Bleier Featured in “Legal Outlook Q&A” Interview with LinkSquares

Firm corporate partner Scott Bleier was recently interviewed by LinkSquares, Inc., regarding his vast knowledge and experience as a "veteran startup lawyer".  Scott discussed various topics relating to startups, including the largest legal issues for early stage companies, the role of outside counsel for tech companies, and the biggest challenges surrounding customer agreements and contracts. Read the …

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Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program

Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton sponsored organization and client, TechSandBox, announced its partnership with MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative ("MassTech") in the launch of a new program for military veterans.  The Military Veteran Entrepreneurs in Technology program ("VET") is for veterans who are starting and growing new ventures in innovation-focused sectors and will provide support via …

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MBBP Client Fanzcall Receives Backing from Red Sox’s David Ortiz

Fanzcall, an interactive live sports game app, announced that Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz is now a shareholder in the Waltham-based startup company.  Ortiz has an equity stake in the company, and will serve as an Ambassador.  Fanzcall allows users to guess the outcome of at-bats during live games.  It was founded by Anton Khinchuk and has already …

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PULSE@Mass Challenge Now Open in Boston!

PULSE@MassChallenge officially opened in Boston last week, adding to the already increasing number of digital health companies in the area.  MBBP’s Peter Barnes-Brown attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. Read more about Peter's thoughts on the growing digital health industry and about the company on our VCs & Startups Blog.

Register Now! Laying the Firm Foundation for Growth: Entity & Equity – Life Sciences Series – Panel 2

Join us at our Waltham office on June 22nd for the second panel in our Life Sciences Series, Laying the Firm Foundation for Growth: Entity & Equity.   Our expert panel will discuss whether a corporation or a limited liability company is more suitable for building an emerging company, and how to maximize the equity compensation …

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