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MintzTech Connect Industry News - July 2016

Dear Readers, 

One of the interesting facts that we have learned over the years is that there appears to be a correlation between the NASDAQ public market (which is heavily weighted with technology stocks) and activity in the private venture capital markets. When the NASDAQ stock market is bullish, the amount of capital raised for venture investing and the amount of capital invested in private venture backed companies increases. Conversely, when the NASDAQ swoons, then it is quickly followed by a period of restraint in the private venture capital markets. In light of the recent run up in the stock market, there is every indication that it will be a good time to raise capital in the private capital markets in late Q3 and in Q4 for this year. This bodes well for our emerging companies.

In this issue, we answer the question we are asked on a weekly basis: Are electronic signatures enforceable? (spoiler alert….the answer is YES). We also feature an amazing company called SeedInvest, a true pioneer in terms of raising a company online from the crowd. Additionally, consistent with our focus on robotics, we have an interesting article about selling your robotics company.

As always, we welcome your questions and inquiries, and be sure to visit our website for emerging companies @ Sign up here to receive email alerts when new articles are posted to

Sincerely yours,
Dan + Sam



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Daniel I. DeWolf

Member / Chair, Technology Practice; Co-chair, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice

Daniel I. DeWolf is an authority on growth companies and serves as Chair of Mintz's Technology Practice Group and Co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice. He has worked on pioneering online capital-raising methods. He also teaches venture capital law at NYU Law School.

Samuel Asher Effron

Member / Co-chair, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice

Samuel Asher Effron assists Mintz clients with venture capital and private equity transactions, helping start-ups with legal and business matters. He has clients in a variety of technology sectors, including video gaming, music, virtual and augmented reality, and consumer electronics.