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Emerging Companies and Entrepreneurship

Overview

The Emerging Companies group helps early stage companies realize value from innovation.  

In today’s world, entrepreneurship is revolutionizing how people live, work and communicate, how we improve healthcare, and how we maintain our military edge. Rapidly growing companies operating at the leading edge of technological change require flexible and creative partners to help optimize opportunities for success.

Entrepreneurs and early stage investors rely on Nutter to provide critical business perspective and legal advice to navigate the difficult waters of starting high growth businesses. 

As a full service firm with a dedicated team of lawyers in the Emerging Companies Group, Nutter supports ventures across the innovation economy:

  • Biomedical devices
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Life sciences
  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Information technology
  • Cleantech
  • Mobile
  • Consumer products
  • Analytics
  • New media
  • Robotics
  • Financial technology
  • Education technology 

We provide entrepreneurs with the full spectrum of support that they need to build their businesses and realize their visions:

  • Entity formation
  • Founders agreements
  • Financing strategy and key introductions
  • Angel and venture capital
  • Debt financing
  • Private equity
  • Initial public offerings
  • Private placements
  • Strategic partnering
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • IP strategy
  • Patent and trademark strategy and prosecution
  • Employment support
  • Equity compensation
  • Tax strategy
  • Litigation
  • Licensing
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply agreements
  • Electronic commerce

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Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Boston Biomedical Associates, LLC

    Nutter represented Boston Biomedical Associates, LLC, a full service medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical clinical research organization (CRO), in its acquisition by Factory CRO USA Group, LLC, a global leader of specialization in medical device trials.

  • The Living Apothecary

    Nutter advised The Living Apothecary, a probiotic water kefir maker based in Oakland, CA, in a $1.4 million financing round led by L.A. Libations and Venice Brands. 

  • WegoWise, Inc.

    Nutter represented WegoWise, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software solutions to owners and managers of buildings to help understand, track, and improve building utility efficiency, in the sale of substantially all of its assets to AppFolio, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPF), a leading provider of cloud-based business software solutions in the real estate and legal markets.

  • Dribbble

    Nutter advised Dribbble, a social media community of artisan designers on the Internet, when it was acquired by Tiny Capital, a private equity firm.

  • Zagster, Inc.

    Nutter advised Zagster, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of modern, flexible bike share services, in securing $15 million in growth capital.

  • Kombrewcha

    Nutter represented Kombrewcha (the first alcoholic Kombucha) in its sale to a strategic acquirer.

  • Wandering Bear Coffee

    Nutter advised Wandering Bear Coffee, a cold brew coffee maker, in its recently completed $8 million Series A equity round of financing.

  • Zagster, Inc.

    Nutter advised Zagster, Inc., the leading provider of private and public-private bike sharing systems, when it raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding led by Edison Partners, a leading growth equity capital firm.

  • McCarthy Capital

    Nutter represented McCarthy Capital, a private equity investment firm, when it led a recapitalization and growth equity investment in Seven10 Storage Software, LLC to further accelerate growth.

  • Drafted, Inc.

    Nutter advised Drafted, Inc. in a $2.5 million venture financing.

  • BoardOn Track, Inc.

    Nutter advised BoardOn Track, Inc. in a $1.7 million venture financing.

  • Netra, Inc.

    Nutter represented Netra, Inc., a leader in Visual Intelligence and Search, when it closed $1.85 million in Series Seed financing led by Launchpad Venture Group and NXT Ventures with participation from Zelkova Ventures, Mark Cuban, Berwind LLC, and other prominent angels.

  • Alcyone LifeSciences, Inc.

    Nutter provided counsel to Alcyone LifeSciences, Inc., a medical device for treatment of neuropathological conditions, in a Series B financing, Series A-1 financing, and Series A financing.

  • GoodTwo, Inc.

    Nutter advised GoodTwo, Inc., a web-based fundraising and cause marketing tool, in a Series A Preferred Stock Financing.

  • Incentive Targeting, Inc.

    Nutter represented Incentive Targeting, Inc., a provider of marketing and incentive management tools for the grocery industry, in a Series A-2 preferred stock financing.

  • InCrowd, Inc.

    Nutter represented InCrowd, Inc., a mobile-based real-time decision support, in a series seed preferred stock financing.

  • MedicaMetrix, Inc.

    Nutter represented MedicaMetrix, Inc., a provider of medical devices for urology for better diagnosis and monitoring, in a Series A financing.

  • Mosaic Storage Systems, Inc.

    Nutter represented Mosaic Storage Systems, Inc., a cloud-based photograph back-up technology provider, in a Series A-1 financing, Series A financing, and convertible bridge note financing.

  • Powerhouse Dynamics, LLC

    Nutter represented Powerhouse Dynamics, LLC, a developer of the award-winning SiteSage enterprise energy and asset management system, in a Series B financing and Series A preferred stock financing.

  • Repsly Inc.

    Nutter secured a round of equity financing from LaunchPad Venture Group and FirstBeverage Group for Repsly Inc., a B2B mobile cloud solution provider that simplifies field activity management.

  • Thermedical, Inc.

    Nutter represented Thermedical, Inc., a provider of saline-enhanced radio frequency (SERF) ablation systems, in a Series A-2 financing and Series A-1 financing. 

  • TiE-Angels

    Nutter represented TiE-Angels, a "For Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs" investment group in a Series A financing.

  • TurningArt

    Nutter represented TurningArt, a Web-based art rotation service making art accessible, in a Series Seed 2 financing and Series Seed financing.

  • Zagster, Inc.

    Nutter advised Zagster, Inc., an online bikesharing program, in a seed financing angel round.

  • New Zealand private equity fund

    Nutter advised a New Zealand private equity fund on its investment in a Massachusetts-based medical device company.

  • Extreme obstacle course racing early stage company

    Nutter represented an early stage, extreme obstacle course racing company in a funding round awarded on Shark Tank.

  • Software application and development early stage company

    Nutter represented an early-stage software application and development company in a $750,000 SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) investment.

  • Guided Surgery Solutions, LLC

    Nutter advised Guided Surgery Solutions, LLC, a medical devices company, in an accelerator loan from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

  • iGetBetter, Inc.

    Nutter represented iGetBetter, Inc., a supplier of cloud-based post-acute care transition solutions, in a Series A round.

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