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Panel 3 of Life Sciences Series To Be Held On September 22nd! 08/31/2016

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JMH Headshot Photo 2015 (M0846571xB1386)On Thursday, September 22nd, MBBP will host the third panel of our Life Sciences Series, “Funding Models in Biotech“.  The panel will be held at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) from 4:30pm – 6:00pm.

The panel will discuss today’s financing environment for emerging biotech companies, and the many complexities facing these companies in their attempts to find investors.
Corporate Partner John Hession will moderate the panel, which includes the following experts:

Josh Hamermesh, Vice President, Locust Walk

Steve Gullans, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

Dana Callow, Managing General Partner, Boston Millennia Partners

View the full event details and registration information.  Register soon – seating is limited!

MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding 07/30/2015

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MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sports announced on Monday, that Fox Sports will provide about $150 million for an 11 percent stake in the company.  Other investors include the Kraft Group, Wellington Management, and several sports leagues and franchises.

Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton served as one of the counsel and advised DraftKings in connection with negotiation and documentation of the transaction. Read the full announcement.

So what’s a company to do with all this funding?  Why expand of course!  Read the latest news on how DraftKings is going global.

Congratulation DraftKings!

Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open! 07/06/2015

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Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments – Register Today!

With the proliferation of angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate the process of raising money from angel investors. Better understanding the angel network and process can be extremely helpful to entrepreneurs as they go through this process.

Please join us for a lively discussion with our distinguished panel of angel investors and entrepreneurs which will address:

  • What criteria do angels use when considering an investment in portfolio companies?   How do they evaluate startup business plans? 
  • How should entrepreneurs prepare when targeting various angel groups? 
  • What common mistakes do companies make during the due diligence process?  
  • How can angels add value to their portfolio companies? 

Panelists:
Monica Brady-Myerov, Founder ListenCurrent
Paul Liberman, Co-founder, DraftKings
Ryan Moore, Partner, Accomplice (f/k/a Atlas Ventures) 
Vinit Nijhawan, Co-founder & Board Member, LearnLaunch

Get details here.

FitLinxx’s Wearable Device Expected to Launch in the Fall 06/15/2015

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MBBP Client FitLinxx may soon have athletes monitoring their heart rate, physical activity, temperature and sleep with the AmpStrip.  The product campaign on Indiegogo has proven its place in the market by generating nearly $500,000 in pre-sales since late February.

FitLinxx is leading the industry by developing wellness applications, activity monitors and health tracking devices, and with consumers taking fitness to a new level – think 10,000 steps a day – they don’t want to stop there!  See how they’re exploring the use of the device in a broader range of health care applications here.

Just in time for football season!

Mary Beth Kerrigan to Speak on How to Raise Money from Family and Friends 05/30/2014

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Corporate Attorney Mary Beth KerriganThe Enterprise Center at Salem State University is hosting an event titled “Raising Money from Friends and Family – How to Do it Right” on Friday, June 6th. MBBP Corporate Attorney Mary Beth Kerrigan is one of three speakers at the event who will provide an interesting discussion on early sources of funding, from both traditional and non-traditional sources, how to do it right, and the crucial pitfalls to avoid.

To learn more or to register for the event, please visit the Enterprise Center.

Do you have questions regarding seed funding? Feel free to contact Mary Beth.

EnerTrac Sensors Monitor Home Heating Oil 01/12/2010

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EnerTrac Inc.MBBP client EnerTrac, has found a low-cost yet effective way for home-heating oil distributors to keep track of oil levels in tanks. EnerTrac developed a sensor that sends information to an interface that business owners can use to make their delivery methods more efficient, saving them 30-40% on delivery costs.

EnerTrac is now looking for $1 million in funding to expand their business to be able to offer their sensors to medium and large-scale distributors.

Please visit EnerTrac for more information on the oil monitoring system.

Mass High Tech offers the full article.

Lea Pendleton Featured on Video Seminar for First-year CEOs of VC-funded Companies 08/03/2009

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Corporate Attorney Lea PendletonVenture capital lawyer Lea Pendleton is a keynote speaker on the 180-minute video seminar, Positioning Your Company After Receiving Round A/B Venture Capital Funding from Research and Markets. The video seminar is designed for CEOs of VC-funded companies on the roles and goals for the CEO and management team for the first year after receiving series A/B venture capital funding, and focuses on achieving key product/service goals, meeting financial projections, overcoming common challenges, and case studies of what worked/didn’t work for other companies in their first year. For more information, or to order, go to: Research and Marketing‘s web site.

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