Upside

Upside

Welcome to Upside by the Private Equity and Venture Capital team at Farella Braun + Martel. Through this podcast, our lawyers and guests will discuss important business and legal issues impacting investors, sponsors, and managers of private equity and venture capital funds and prepare you for what is to come. You will hear current and breaking news, as well as news that is timeless and valuable to you, our clients, and listeners. Each episode will be co-hosted by our lawyers, and some episodes will include others in this industry when there is a good opportunity to showcase their knowledge and expertise. If you have any suggestions for topics or guests you would like to hear, please email us at upside@fbm.com. We’re happy you’ve chosen to join us on this journey here or on any podcast platform, or by visiting UpsideWithFarella.com.

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May 27, 2022 16 min

In today’s Upside episode, we explore developing and monetizing the intellectual property assets of a portfolio company.

How does a new company go about developing a patent portfolio, and why spend the time and effort doing it when your founders are probably hyper-focused on just getting a business up and running? What if they do everything right and the business still fails? What good are those patent assets then? Can you still mo...

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The allocation of post-transaction risk is a key area where bids for assets can differentiate themselves. And representation of warranty insurance is a great arrow to have in your quiver, whether you're a seasoned acquirer who has used it many times, a strategic that's traditionally relied on escrows for risk allocation, or a founder selling your business.

Let's talk about this.

Hosted by Greg LeSaint and Erica Villanue...

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In today’s Upside episode, we explore fiduciary duty in the venture capital context. Can owners of a venture capital management company act in ways that explicitly disadvantage their business partners? Can they agree to waive any fiduciary duties to each other? Today on the Upside, we’ve got backstabbing, trickery, self-dealing, and maybe a shot at justice—join us. 

Hosted by Cynthia Castillo and Alex Reese.

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Over the past few years, there has been a dramatic rise in premiums in the venture capital liability insurance market, and a steady increase in claims being submitted under those policies. We are also seeing a lot of discussion about coverage for cybersecurity threats and SPAC transactions.

Let’s talk about all of that and more. 

Hosted by Erica Villanueva with guest Dan Berry.

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Welcome to Upside by the Private Equity and Venture Capital team at Farella Braun + Martel.

Through this podcast, we will discuss important business and legal issues impacting investors, sponsors, and managers of private equity and venture capital funds. 

Each episode is co-hosted by a Farella lawyer and some episodes will feature special guests sharing their insight, knowledge, and expertise.  

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