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August 25, 2016
Mistakes to be avoided by early-stage entrepreneurs
Ariella Dreyfuss will lecture to early-stage entrepreneurs who participated in StarTAU's Elite Entrepreneur Program. The lecture will deal with founders agreements and what you need to avoid as a new startup.
July 27, 2016
Reverse Vesting and Holdback – Good News for Entrepreneurs?
Earlier this month the Israel Tax Authority presented its position that the sale of equity by a founder should be treated as a capital gain and not income, irrespective of whether such shares had been subject to a Reverse Vesting mechanism and/or Holdback. A double edged sword for entrepreneurs.
July 21, 2016
Barnea & Co. Was Selected to Work In Conjunction with the IDC Legal Clinic For Startups
Barnea was selected to work in conjunction with the IDC Legal Clinic for Startups in supporting law students and entrepreneurs from under represented sectors, in the 2016/2017 academic year.
July 13, 2016
"Made in Lod" Boot Camp
Barnea will participate today in the "Made in Lod" Boot camp. Made in Lod is a social enterprise, tech, and small business accelerator being directed by PresenTense and the Lod Young Adult Center. Adv. Yuval Lazi will discuss the common mistakes young startups make.
June 22, 2016
The Startup CEO Roundtable
IBM, Barnea and Marketing Envy will host a Round Table for CEO’s of start-ups which have raised over 1 million USD. As part of the program, Micky Barnea will discuss the challenges to be faced during second round capital raising. The event will take place at Barnea’s offices. 
June 9, 2016
Raising Funds and Selling Your Start-Up: Be Prepared
From day one most Israeli entrepreneurs are already looking for their exit. Unfortunately they are not always prepared and preparation is the key.
May 31, 2016
TAU Innovation Conference 2016
Barnea invites you to the TAU Innovation Conference 2016. The conference is the largest international innovation conference in the Middle East, with over 6,000 attendees from across the world. This includes entrepreneurs, industry leaders, diplomats, investors, and highly respected keynote speakers at educational and networking events. As Barnea is a participant in the event, our clients enjoy a 35% discount (Password:  TAUBarnea2016) As part of the event, Micky Barnea will participate in the IPO and exits panel, Yuval Lazi will participate in the fundraising panel and Yuval Lazi and Ariella Dreyfuss will be judges at the Tel Aviv StartUp Challenge competition.
May 31, 2016
Tel Aviv University MBA Hackathon
Adv. Yuval Lazi and Adv. Itay Gura attended at the Tel Aviv University to lecture to participants in the Tel Aviv University’s MBA Programs in Innovation and Entrepreneurship on some of the legal and commercial aspects of starting a business. The participants took part in a Hackathon on 30th May.
May 17, 2016
Micky Barnea will lecture on investment agreements
Micky Barnea will deliver a lecture to entrepreneurs tonight at TRI/O (Tech Entrepreneurship Hub) at Kfar Quasim, on investment agreements. TRI/O is a collaboration of three entities:  Tsofen, an Arab-Jewish organization promoting the integration of Israel’s Arab citizens into the hi-tech industry, MIT Enterprise Forum and MEPI - Middle East Partnership Initiative , a USA fund that offers assistance, training, and support to groups and individuals striving to create positive change in Israeli society.
May 10, 2016
Google Campus Startup School: Legal
Yuval Lazi will lecture (May 16, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM) at the Google Campus Startup School for entrepreneurs on 10 Annoying Legal Mistakes of Early Stage Start Ups as well as the advantages of Founders' Agreements. Google Campus is part of a global network including Campus Tel Aviv and Campus London.
May 8, 2016
Things you need to know about stock options
How  options are being used as a tool to solve the problem for start-ups of recruiting, remunerating, incentivizing and retaining quality employees. Daniel Lorber, head of the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation team,  published an article in the IDC Legal Clinic for Start-ups website. In the article, Daniel  reviews the basic concepts of options and discusses how to adopt a stock option plan and the possible routes  available for the company.
May 3, 2016
Barnea & Co. represented Azrieli Group
Barnea represented Azrieli Group in its acquisition of the eCommerce platform and activities of Buy 2 Networks Inc., a public company traded on the TASE. The acquired platform and activities  provide an eCommerce platform for consumers to purchase a wide range of products. The acquisition price is NIS 70 million. Azrieli was represented by Micky Barnea and Ron Shuhatovich.
April 26, 2016
The initiative to limit executive salaries could drive away Israeli high-tech companies
The high-tech sector is concerned about the impending passing of legislation which would effectively further restrict the salaries payable to executives in the financial sector. The concern is that this legislation could be extended to apply all types of listed companies , including Israeli high-tech companies listed on venture capital markets abroad. Micky Barnea, as an experienced lawyer in the high-tech field, was interviewed by TheMarker
April 17, 2016
Adv. Yuval Lazi to represent Barnea as a judge on "Demo Day"
Adv. Yuval Lazi will participate tomorrow as a judge at the final event of the Startau elite entrepreneurship program "demo day". This program is a unique acceleration program intended for young entrepreneurs, whose involvement in the program commences at concept stage. The program gives these young entrepreneurs the tools and knowledge to advance the concept to the point where it is ready for investment within three months. Among the judges will be Samsung Venture Invesment, Krypton Venture Capital and Deutsce Telekom.
April 12, 2016
Legal Business: Israel 2016
The Legal Business magazine has dedicated its April edition to Israel, with a focus on current topics and trends in the country. Simon Jaffa was interviewed regarding Israel's high- tech industry.
March 27, 2016
Barnea & Co. represented Continuity Software
Barnea represented Continuity Software in a transaction for the sale of the company to Kedma Capital for an amount of NIS 160 million. Continuity Software is the leading provider of service availability risk management solutions. Representing Continuity Software- Adv. Micky Barnea and Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss. Adv. Yuval Lazi represented Kedma Capital.
March 7, 2016
A lecture by Micky Barnea at the BDO Academy
As an expert in the technology field, Micky Barnea was invited to lecture at a unique course for entrepreneurs organized by the BDO Academy, in association with the Technion’s Division of Continuing Education. Micky discussed founders agreements and investment agreements.
February 14, 2016
Barnea & Co represented Covercy
Adv. Simon Jaffa, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss, Adv. Itay Gura and Adv. Karin Kashi represented Covercy, a Fintech start up in the foreign exchange and remittance industry, in raising financing in a round led by SGVC
February 16, 2016
Adv. Daniel Lorber represented Barnea as a judge on an investors panel
On February 15, Petah Tikva Entrepreneurial Community, in association with StarTAU, the Entrepreneurship Center at Tel Aviv University, hosted a panel of investment experts, which included Adv. Daniel Lorber. Participants presented their business venture ideas to the panel.
February 16, 2016
Start-up nation- Israel and its tech sector
The British magazine "the Lawyer" published an extensive article about Israel's high- tech industry. Several partners at leading law firms, including Simon Jaffa, were interviewed by the magazine and discussed the reasons which made Israel "the start-up nation" and about recent changes in the industry (P. 42-48).
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