SAM Wire – November 2015

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November 10, 2015
SAM Wire

You’re Invited! Startup Superhero Series with James Citron and Networking Under the Stars – Nov 12, 2015

Please join Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP and CohnReznick LLP for a special invitation-only speaker session followed by an opportunity to network under the stars.
What is a startup superhero? Join us as James Citron, CEO of Pledgeling, is interviewed by Matt Swider, US Mobile Editor for TechRadar, on the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and what it feels like to create a brand used by thousands of people.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
5:30-7:00pm – Startup Superhero Series with James Citron
7:00pm-9:30pm – Networking Under the Stars (2nd Floor Patio)
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Katie Garcia, 310-843-8218

For more information, click here.

 Preccelerator Program Spotlight


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We engage customers with contextual messaging at points of influence. Our sponsorship campaigns offer methods of exclusive, high-impact interactions for your brand to maximize your reach and attract valuable users within key demographics.
Partner locations include bars, restaurants, coffee shops, malls, stadiums and hotels. For more information, check out  www.rallypwr.com 

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Featured as One of the 25 Top Boutique Law Firms in California by the Daily Journal

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is proud to announce that we have been selected as one of the top 25 boutique law firms in California by the Daily Journal in their October 2015 “Top Boutiques” supplement. Only two firms were selected whose practice is primarily business and technology law.  The term “boutique” is assigned to a law firm of any size where at least 90 percent of the firm’s attorneys devote 100 percent of their practice to one specialty.

Stubbs Alderton is a business law firm with a niche in emerging growth and technology. We handle public securities, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property and brand protection while representing Southern California businesses from venture-backed emerging growth companies to midsize and large companies involved in technology, entertainment, video games, apparel and medical devices.

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP also sets itself apart with our innovative business model which includes SAM Venture Partners, SAM Development Company, Preccelerator Program, and its joint venture FlashFunders.
We take great pride in fostering growth in the Los Angeles startup eco-system.


To read the full article, click here.


SAM Joint Venture Online Equity Funding Platform FlashFunders Surpasses Twelve Million In Investments for Startups


SAM joint venture, FlashFunders, the online equity funding platform accelerating innovation within the capital raising landscape, today announced on its one-year anniversary that it has successfully funded over twelve million dollars in startup seed rounds. In addition to this investments milestone, FlashFunders will partner with Raven Ventures to further ensure that featured offerings are provided access to an extensive global network of accredited investors. Raven Ventures, a leading global seed and early stage venture capital firm, has committed to investing five million dollars in startups listing on the FlashFunders platform effective immediately.
To read the full article, click here. 

 Preccelerator Program Pizza and Pitch Day

Big shout out to our Preccelerator companies that participated in this month’s Pizza and Pitch day!  A mock pitch session was organized for each company to present to their peers and mentors and receive constructive critiques.  A great success!  Prizes were given for pitching the closest to the alotted time frame, best PowerPoint presentation, and the People’s Choice award.   A big “thank you” to Preccelerator mentor Mark Wald of Supporting Strategies for sitting in as a guest judge today.  For more information about the Preccelerator Program, contact Heidi Hubbeling, Director of Operations, at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com or (310) 746-9803.
To view Pizza and Pitch day!, click  here.


Startup Formation – 4 Points to Consider When Deciding to Form Your Startup as a California or Delaware Corporation

A preliminary (legal) question that startup companies typically want answered is where they should form their startup entity.  With the rise of “Silicon Beach” in the LA market, this question often arises in the context of whether a company that has set up shop in LA should form a California or Delaware corporation.[1]  There are several items to consider in answering this question and while there is often no “right” or “wrong” answer, here are four common discussion points.
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