Category Archives: Emerging Growth Companies

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Retail Innovation Booming in Israel

Retail innovation is booming in Israel and corporate executives best take notice, as reported in a recent Forbes article. Hardly the first time Forbes has taken notice, this most recent article was inspired by a major retailer CEO’s visit to Israel. The article lists the staggering numbers boasted by Israel’s impressive retail technology start-up scene … Continue Reading

Impact of New Massachusetts Noncompete Law on Emerging Tech Companies

The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act, M.G.L. c. 149, § 24L, has been the law of the Commonwealth for almost four months. The statute only applies to agreements entered into between employers and certain employees and independent contractors on or after Oct. 1, 2018, so the law’s ramifications are still largely yet to be determined. Nevertheless, … Continue Reading

Convertible Promissory Bridge Notes and Simple Agreements for Future Equity

Companies often issue convertible promissory “bridge” notes when they are at an early stage and are in search of capital. A convertible promissory bridge note is a short-term debt instrument that, in addition to the standard terms (such as the principal amount owed, the interest rate, the maturity date, and default provisions), also provides that … Continue Reading

Regulation D Standards and Filings

For Israeli startups and growth-stage companies that seek to raise capital from investors in the United States, it is imperative that they understand the various securities issues that can arise in a capital raise. Under the Securities Act of 1933, any offering of securities in a company must either be registered with the SEC or … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig to Sponsor Two Major Israel Event

Greenberg Traurig will be sponsoring two major Israel events this coming week. The first is the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit (January 25-26), set to bring together 3,000 investors and companies from 50 different countries. Shareholder and Israel Practice Co-Chair, Bob Grossman will be speaking at the opening planery. Israel Practice Co-Chairan, Tel-Aviv Managing Shareholder, and Global Corporate & Securities Practice Senior … Continue Reading

Rudolph W. Giuliani to Join Greenberg Traurig in New York

  NEW YORK (January 19, 2016)  — Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has announced he will join global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, as Global Chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice and Senior Advisor to firm Executive Chairman Richard A. Rosenbaum. Also joining Greenberg Traurig will be former supervisory federal … Continue Reading

Structured Exits: A New Universe of Potential Funding for Companies in Underserved Markets

Structured exits are investment structures designed to achieve a desired investment return without reliance upon a traditional exit. Structured exit investments are ideal not only for impact investments, but also for investment-worthy companies with low exit probabilities. These structures open a new universe of potential funding for companies in underserved markets without access to traditional … Continue Reading

Government Grants Now Available to Israeli Companies Establishing Marketing Representatives in China and Japan

Earlier this month, Israel’s Ministry of Economy’s Foreign Trade Administration announced a new assistance program for Israeli companies wishing to establish marketing representatives in, among other countries, China and Japan. The purpose of the program is twofold: both to accelerate rapid economic growth of Israeli companies in the target countries, as well as diversification of … Continue Reading

U.S. – Israel Strategic Partnerships: Take Flight with the BIRD Foundation in 2015!

The Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation has just announced it is once again accepting joint proposals for financing of joint U.S.-Israel ventures and development projects. Greenberg Traurig, the only Am Law 100 law firm that maintains a full service, permanent office in Israel, is uniquely positioned to assist both U.S. and Israel-based clients … Continue Reading

Israeli Entrepreneurs Take Note: Tips for Investor Presentations

According to the IVC-KPMG Israeli High-Tech Capital Raising Survey, 166 Israeli high-tech companies raised $994 million in the first quarter of 2015. With the average company’s financing round reaching $6 million, it is imperative for Israeli entrepreneurs to prepare investor presentations that will succeed in impressing potential investors. Below is a list of 10 tips for investor … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Hosts Israeli Mobile Health Tech Investor Breakfast

On Dec. 12, 2014, Greenberg Traurig hosted the Israeli Mobile-Health Tech NYC Investor Breakfast in its New York offices. Organized by the Government of Israel’s Economic Mission to North America, New York Office, the breakfast meeting included an overview of the mobile health industry and five-minute investment pitches by visiting Israeli companies followed by short Q&A … Continue Reading

Recent Amendments to the Rules for Establishing Branches of Certain Foreign Companies in Mexico Pursuant to the Mexican Foreign Investment Law

A recent GT Alert - An Overview of Recent Amendments to the Rules for Establishing Branches of Certain Foreign Companies in Mexico Pursuant to the Mexican Foreign Investment Law - discusses amendments to the Rules for Establishing Branches of Foreign Companies in Mexico pursuant to the Mexican Foreign Investment Law.… Continue Reading