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MintzTech Connect Industry News - December 2016

Dear Readers, 

Our client, Benji Cohen, was running an Energy Markets Division at Macquarie when he had a lightbulb moment. Everywhere he looked valuation models were being put together in the most laborious way imaginable, with Excel tables containing hundreds of columns and thousands of rows. Benji saw a real point of pain in the marketplace and acted on it. Thus, in 2012, Benji created T-REX as a subscription-based, SaaS, FinTech platform that could compress the time for the valuation process to make the process 50 times faster and more accurate as well. And, the focus would be in a growing niche — the renewable energy sector. Benji was able to see the size of the opportunity, the point of pain in the marketplace, and the solution. With much hard work and great execution, T-REX is now a leader in this part of the FinTech space. In this edition of TechConnect, we highlight T-REX in our Innovator Profile.

Additionally, we talk about the progress of crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act, which has now been fully effective for seven months, and the recent revisions to Rule 504 under Regulation D. We know that raising capital is incredibly important to emerging companies and we want to be a resource to our community on the various tools available for raising capital. Finally, we have included a terrific interview with one of the leading emerging companies’ lawyers in Israel. No doubt Israel has been, and will continue to be, one of the centers of the technology revolution.

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.