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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — April 2021

Dear Readers, 

Just like the young and new emerging companies we represent, even young puppies appreciate the care, comfort, and guidance Mintz provides.

This is our springtime edition, and as the old saying goes, hope springs eternal. This is a wonderful time in the Northeast and is truly a period of rebirth. Better and warmer weather brings out new foliage, fresh flowers, and (in the countryside) lots of new baby animals (including new puppies).

In the emerging companies space, we continue to see a torrid pace of financings, many new ventures, lots of successful exits, and much to be hopeful about.

In this edition, we lead off with our continuing series on public benefit corporations. This is an intriguing option for many companies and signals an awareness that there may be more involved in a successful enterprise than just the numbers. Our second article is about the gig economy and a recognition by the SEC that these workers may be entitled to equity grants. Our third article is about venture debt, which is a financial tool that many companies may want to pursue in lieu of growth equity. Finally, our company spotlight is on GroGuru, Inc. This company is in the fast-growing AgTech space where Mintz is heavily involved.

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Be 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.