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Far Beyond the Valley

Global tech hubs are a source of technology, talent, and funding While media coverage of the technology industry focuses largely on Silicon Valley, savvy tech and life sciences executives have been looking much farther afield, well beyond American borders. Americans are engaging with overseas companies in more diverse ways, fueling our thirst for knowledge about… Continue Reading

Crowdfunding: Caveat Emptor?

How different are the markets for crowdfunding—an emergent online platform for raising small sums from multiple investors—in the U.S. and the U.K? “While Title III of the JOBS Act would establish an SEC exemption for crowdfunding, the SEC has yet to propose or adopt implementing rules,” says Washington, D.C.-based Morrison & Foerster partner David Lynn. “Absent… Continue Reading

The Rise of Mobile Payments – Impact on M&A Activity in 2013

What’s involved? A recent study by Juniper Research predicted that the total value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and near field communications transactions – short-range wireless technology that enables communication between devices over a distance of less than 10 cm. – will reach $670 billion by 2015 and $1.3 trillion… Continue Reading

Silicon Roundabout – London’s answer to Silicon Valley?

Silicon Roundabout—or Tech City as the UK government recently labeled it—is swarming with tech startups, but does it have the same global clout as the Valley? For decades Silicon Roundabout was only known for its ugly façade and terrible traffic congestion, but in recent years the area, based in trendy Shoreditch, has seen a huge… Continue Reading