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MintzTech Connect Industry News - July 2019

Dear Readers, 

Happy summer! While this is the season when many of us take it a little easier to travel and relax, we can report that activity in the emerging companies space remains heated and robust! We continue to see strong financing activities across all sectors including biotech, cyber security, fintech, e-commerce, and many enterprises involved in information technology. Interestingly, we are also seeing an uptick of activity in SEC compliant token offerings that are expanding into various alternative asset classes such as real estate. Capital is clearly available for entrepreneurs who have the vision and expertise to create new, disruptive enterprises.

We lead off this edition with an important article on the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Privacy and data security are serious concerns for both enterprises and consumers, and California is leading the way in codifying the rules that will affect almost every consumer-facing website. We urge everyone to learn about the CCPA and to reach out to us as needed for guidance.

We follow with an article on the new RLab, based in Brooklyn, which is helping to incubate emerging companies in virtual and augmented reality technologies. RLab is a wonderful example of how New York City and its universities are collaborating to further develop cutting-edge technology companies in NYC. Lastly, we have a spotlight on type:A — a new and very cool emerging company in LA that is focused on health care brands. E-commerce remains robust for entrepreneurs who have brilliant concepts and unique products.

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

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.