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MintzTech Connect Industry News — June 2020

Dear Readers, 

In Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird, the protagonist Atticus Finch tells his son: “One never really understands a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Unless you take the time to stand in another person’s shoes and see the world from that person’s perspective, we really don’t process very well what others may be saying or feeling. In this challenging time of a global pandemic and national outrage for systemic social injustices, we urge all of our readers to listen (truly listen) to your colleagues and try to understand better what it is like to be in another person’s shoes. Black Lives Matter and it is up to all of us to listen, support each other, and to see how we can make this world better. We have assembled a list of books that may help deepen that understanding and encourage us all to work diligently to build the equitable world we all want for ourselves and our fellow citizens.

Elsewhere in this issue, we are focused on the new normal for companies operating in the COVID-19 world. The first article is on how to proceed if your company is facing a “down round.” The second article is a guide for employers relating to critical issues in the new workplace. We are also including a video from our Formation 101 series: Choosing an Entity and Jurisdiction, as well as a spotlight on an emerging company called XENDEE, and the book list mentioned above.

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.

Stay safe and be well,
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.