SAM Wire – June 2015

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June 8th, 2015
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Business Law Breakdown – Five Reasons to Hire a Lawyer for Your Startup, and Five Things to Look For When You Do

Nick Feldman’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, private equity transactions and general corporate matters for both public and private clients, focusing on middle-market and emerging growth companies. In addition, Nick counsels companies in connection with entity formation, corporate governance, federal and state securities laws and compliance, joint ventures, employee incentive plans, executive employment agreements and other executive compensation matters.  Nick also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Marymount University, where he lectures on media law topics.

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 SAM Preccelerator Program Spotlight

Swggr, the fashion love child of Instagram and Pinterest, is the first app designed to empower Millennial’s by providing a platform to directly style and share purchasable looks with friends all while getting rewarded! When users share styles from their virtual closet, they rack up points redeemable for discounts and exclusives from their favorite brands and retailers. They’re a company made up of industry leading brand executives, developers, celebrity stylists, and dreamers who have come together to create a product that aims to make sure an entire generation can finally have a platform to fully express their style and get something in return. Swggr had a very successful public beta and is preparing for an exciting new release and the official launch of Swggr very soon. Visit 


Congratulations to SAM Joint Venture FlashFunders for their being listed in Entrepreneur’s Brilliant 100 Companies to Watch list!


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SAM Client The Mighty Announces Closing of Their Seed Financing 

SAM Client, The Mighty, a content site based in Los Angeles designed for “a community of people who are thrown a curveball” has announced its $2.5 million seed round led by Upfront Ventures.
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SAM Client HelloTech Launches In-home Tech Support and Tech Sales in LA

HelloTech, an on demand in-home tech support and technology sales service delivered by a vetted and trained college student workforce, has launched its service in Los Angeles
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SAM Preccelerator Program Company CardBlanc Featured as Finalist in IDEO and MasterCard Challenge

We are very proud to announce that our Preccelerator Program company CardBlanc is being featured as a finalist for the IDEO and MasterCard challenge: “How might we use the power of communities to financially empower those who need it most?”
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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Attorneys Represent Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in its Sale to Microsemi Corporation

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP announces that it represented client Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS) in its successful sale to Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC).  Microsemi acquired Vitesse through a cash tender offer and follow-on merger at a price of $5.28 per share, for a total transaction value of approximately $389 million.  SAM Attorneys John McIlveryJonathan Friedman and Daniel Kim represented Vitesse in this transaction that closed at the end of April.

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Equity Crowdfunding Platform FlashFunders Is Automating Securities Law For Seed-Stage Rounds


SAM joint venture FlashFunders, an equity crowdfunding platform, is announcing a new program that automates the process for entrepreneurs, making it entirely free to raise an or invest in a seed round.

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Issue: 11

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