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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 & Venture Capital
  • Debt Financing
  • Private Equity
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Private Placements
  • Strategic Partnering
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • IP Strategy
  • Patent and Trademark Strategy & Prosecution
  • Employment Support
  • Equity Compensation
  • Tax Strategy
  • Litigation
  • Licensing
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply Agreements
  • Electronic Commerce

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Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • The Living Apothecary

    Nutter advised The Living Apothecary, a probiotic water kefir maker based in Oakland, California, 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

    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.

    Venture financing
    $2.5 million

  • BoardOn Track, Inc.

    Venture financing
    $1.7 million

  • 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.

    Medical device for treatment of neuropathological conditions
    Series B Financing
    Series A-1 Financing
    Series A Financing

  • GoodTwo, Inc.

    Web-based fundraising & cause marketing tool
    Series A Preferred Stock Financing

  • Incentive Targeting, Inc.

    Marketing & incentive management tools for grocery industry
    Series A-2 Preferred Stock Financing

  • InCrowd, Inc.

    Mobile-based real-time decision support
    Series Seed Preferred Stock Financing

  • MedicaMetrix, Inc.

    Medical devices for urology for better diagnosis and monitoring
    Series A

  • Mosaic Storage Systems, Inc.

    Cloud-based photograph back-up technology
    Series A-1 Financing
    Series A Financing
    Convertible Bridge Note Financing

  • Powerhouse Dynamics, LLC

    Developer of the award-winning SiteSage enterprise energy and asset management system
    Series B Financing
    Series A Preferred Stock Financing

  • Repsly Inc.

    B2B Mobile Cloud solution provider who simplifies field activity management
    Secured round of equity financing from LaunchPad Venture Group and FirstBeverage Group

  • Thermedical, Inc.

    Saline-enhanced radio frequency (SERF) ablation systems
    Series A-2 Financing
    Series A-1 Financing

  • TiE-Angels

    ‘For Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs’ investment group
    Series A Financing

  • TurningArt

    Web-based art rotation service making art accessible
    Series Seed 2 Financing
    Series Seed Financing

  • Zagster, Inc.

    Online bikesharing programs
    Seed Financing Angel Round

  • New Zealand private equity fund

    Investment into a Massachusetts-based medical device company

  • Extreme obstacle course racing early stage company

    Funding round awarded on “Shark Tank” program

  • Software application & development early stage company

    SAFE investment (Simple Agreement for Future Equity)
    $750,000

  • Guided Surgery Solutions, LLC (medical devices)

    Accelerator loan from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

  • iGetBetter, Inc.

    Supplier of cloud-based post-acute care transition solutions
    Series A Round

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