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SEC’s Latest on ICOs: If it Walks Like a Duck and Squawks Like a Duck, It’s a Security

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · December 11, 2017
In a powerful one-two punch on Monday, the SEC published a cease and desist order shutting down an ICO for the MUN utility token and a highly critical statement by SEC's Chairman, Jay Clayton, entitled “Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings”.  Rimon partner Dror Futter analyzes the impact of these

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“We Never Thought of That” — When Venture-Backed Companies Undertake Reverse ICOs. Rimon’s Dror Futter writes in BitcoinMagazine

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · November 27, 2017
ICOs are not limited to new companies. Companies that have previously raised venture funding can do them as well — a phenomenon some have termed “Reverse ICOs.”   The standard deal documents of the venture industry (SAFEs, Convertible Notes, Series Seed and NVCA Series A) never contemplated Reverse ICOs. 

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Spoiler Alert:  ICOs – The “Good Times” May Be Ending

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · November 16, 2017
Two recent events suggest that the “Wild West Period” for ICOs may be drawing to a close. Recent statements by SEC Chairman, Jay Clayton, strongly suggest more SEC action to come and the first class-action suit related to an ICO has been filed. Click here to read Dror Futter's analysis. Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of

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TechXel Stamford Venture Expert Series. Dror Futter Demystifies Term Sheets

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Nov 8, 2017 6:30PM - 8:45PM EST

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Venture Capital and Technology Attorney, Dror Futter, will be speaking about Term Sheets — what they are, common and different aspects, their use and limitations, and things to consider. Agenda: 6:30 PM cold supper and networking 7:00 PM Dror's remarks 7:30-8:00 PM Q&A 8-8:45 PM networking Join us on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at

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How to Negotiate a Partner Role at a Venture Capital or Private Equity Firm

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · October 06, 2017
Rimon Partner, Dror Futter, has advice for those seeking partnership at a venture capital or private equity firm: don’t ignore the terms of fund wind down. Interviewed for an article by David Teten, Managing Partner with HOF Capital, Dror also suggests that a careful review of any partnership agreement should include a focus on any

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Recording of Live Webinar: Buyer Beware – Are ICOs For You?

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Oct 19, 2017 11:30AM - 12:00PM CT

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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are financing mechanisms that have become very popular and controversial. In 2017 alone, ICOs have raised over $1.5 Billion. ICOs are offerings of digital tokens that rely on blockchain technology (similar to Bitcoin). The large majority of ICO investors are private individuals. In the fintech space, ICO funding has surpassed

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ICOs, Cryptocurrencies and Tokens – the SEC Speaks

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · August 04, 2017
The SEC has issued its first, much anticipated statement on the regulatory status of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings).   Click here to read our analysis of the questions the SEC answered and, perhaps more importantly, the questions that remain unresolved. Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He

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Venture Capital 2017: Nuts and Bolts seminar.

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Jun 7, 2017 10:45AM - 12:00PM EST

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Venture Capital and Technology Attorney, Dror Futter, will be a panelist at this PLI Seminar. The panel will go over the negotiation of a mock term sheet for a Series A investment based on the forms of the National Venture Capital Association, discuss how practice varies by region and provide insights into current market terms and ranges. Dror

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Trade Secrets and How They Can Plunge Tech Companies Into Expensive Litigation. Mr. Futter for Raconteur

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · May 10, 2017
As technology reshapes the way we live and work, trade secrets have become very important. They have unleashed an unprecedented boom in litigation, legislation and media attention. And some investors and companies have found themselves in court or facing damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars. “Trade secrets are the hardest

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Dividing Founders’ Equity and Understanding Venture Compensation. Stevens Institute of Technology, Jersey Innovation Week

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May 17, 2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM EST

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Dror Futter will be addressing the Stevens Venture Center of the Stevens Institute of Technology where he is an Entrepreneur in Residence on May 17.  His topic will be “Dividing Founders' Equity and Understanding Venture Compensation.” This speech is part of the New Jersey Technology Council’s Jersey Innovation Week

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How Companies Work with Start-Up Suppliers and Vendors - ABA Webinar

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Apr 13, 2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM ET

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Partner Dror Futter will be a panelist on an ABA webinar discussing the different issues that arise when start-up companies become suppliers to larger, more established companies, and how to improve the likelihood of success for those relationships. This presentation will address ways in which established companies can mitigate risks when

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Venture Capital and Technology Attorney, Dror Futter, joins Rimon as Partner in its New Jersey and New York City offices

News Dror Futter Dror Futter · March 15, 2017
Dror Futter joins Rimon Law as a Partner in the areas of Venture Capital and Technology. Bringing more than 20 years of high tech and business experience, Mr. Futter represents emerging companies and their investors, as well as a wide range of technology companies. Commenting on his transition, Mr. Futter stated: “I love working with

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