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EQL Games secures $2M in fresh capital — here are the details

That was the inspiration behind EQL Games, a live sports lottery startup that has developed a series of quick-pick-style games designed to get casual and dedicated fans alike in on the excitement. Unlike traditional sports betting, EQL Games offers games of chance — meaning you don’t have to be an expert on the sport to win.

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Intel, GoodMaps Collaborate On Mapping Software Project To Make Indoor Navigation More Accessible

Shortly after Christmas, chipmaker giant Intel published a press release in which they announced a collaboration with GoodMaps to “deliver a high-quality indoor way-finding solution for people who are Blind or visually impaired.” GoodMaps makes mapping technology useful to the Blind and low vision, touting precision accuracy of within a few feet using image recognition and LiDAR. The project

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Why Get a Professional 409a Valuation?

Venture First supports entrepreneurs, VC Portfolios, Family Offices and Estates with the many facets that go into their valuation. Many of the companies Venture First works with use equity as a form of compensation. Doing so has tax ramifications for both the Company and the employee.  Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 409a requires that equity-based compensation,

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Avoiding Death By Runway

Put simply, runway is cash on hand divided by monthly burn rate.  With such a simple definition, it’s surprising to read that 29% of failed startups list “Running out of Cash” as one of their primary reasons for going under. And while it’s unwise to associate causation with correlation, a number of these startups might

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Surprise! You Just Inherited a Business

I received a call last week from a friend who inherited her family’s business. Her father passed away unexpectedly with no succession plan. Even though the business has been in the family for decades, my friend didn’t know how to determine her best next steps.  I was happy to sit down with her and talk

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