The New York Venture Hub blog is a resource for entrepreneurs, emerging companies, the investors who invest in them and the professionals who serve them.  This is an exciting time for the innovation ecosystem, with renewed legislative and regulatory efforts to reform capital markets to make it easier for private companies to raise capital and for small companies to go public.  There has also been a proliferation of regional efforts to accelerate the commercialization of home-grown technologies through university spinouts and other technology transfer arrangements with local job creating companies.  Accelerate Long Island is one such initiative, created to promote the local commercialization of inventions produced at Long Island’s world-renowned research institutions.  Farrell Fritz has been playing, and will continue to play, a key role in this effort.  Just across the East River (or literally, on it), Cornell University and Technion are building a world-class applied engineering campus on Roosevelt Island that is predicted to result in the creation of 600 spinouts over the next three decades.  Farrell Fritz believes that technology innovation will transform our economy nationally and regionally, and we hope the New York Venture Hub blog will prove to be a useful resource to the developing innovation ecosystem.

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Alon Kapen

Alon Y. Kapen is a corporate transactional lawyer who focuses on representing entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and early stage investors in a wide range of entrepreneurial and strategic transactions. He counsels entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in the formation of business entities, structuring agreements among founders, negotiation of capital-raising transactions, compliance with securities laws, negotiation of technology license agreements, structuring employee incentive arrangements, structuring of crowdfunding, Regulation A and initial coin offerings, and development of effective corporate governance. Alon represents academic entrepreneurs spinning out of universities and other research institutions. He also guides investors in the organization of private investment funds, the negotiation of various stages of equity, debt, and convertible funding transactions and the planning and implementation of exit strategies.

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