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ArentFox Schiff Sponsors TiE Boston’s 8th Cohort of TiE Scaleup

ArentFox Schiff LLP is proud to sponsor the 8th Cohort of TiE ScaleUp, a program of TiE Boston that is New England’s first and only seed+ to Series A accelerator. Cohort 8 includes 15 leading-edge startups that have already developed notable customer or industry traction, raised significant capital, and expanded upon their brilliant core teams.

On the cusp of rapid scaling, these startup founders and leaders are now ready to take full advantage of the resources of the ScaleUp program and TiE Boston community, which include access to veteran mentors, an advanced scaling curriculum taught by industry experts, facilitated connections to compatible investors, and inroads to TiE’s esteemed global professional network.

Cohort 8 was recruited from the leading seed+ and Series A companies in Massachusetts via a rigorous selection process. The distribution of industries within this cohort reflects the industries and sectors in the local ecosystem: healthcare, AI, enterprise software, medical devices, e-commerce and consumer packaged goods (food and beverage).

“We thrilled to partner with TiE Boston by sponsoring Cohort 8 of TiE ScaleUp. The program helps startups navigate challenges or barriers to growth by working with them to optimize their strategic positioning and competitive advantage, among other things. This is exactly the type of community partner we want to work with to not only support Boston entrepreneurs, but also to give a boost the industries that make Boston competitive,”

said David M. Barbash, Managing Partner of ArentFox Schiff’s Boston office and co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Businesses group.

TiE ScaleUp has been celebrated for its track record of success and was recently awarded a “Pathways to Scale” grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Innovation Institute at the MassTech Collaborative in July 2021. Cohort 8 will be the first cycle of ScaleUp to benefit from this funding.

Cohort 8 includes the following startups: Aurie, Breathe BioMedical, FanUp, Gentreo, Hilltop Bio, Leuko Labs, Knudge, Naya Studio, Nivi, Noted Analytics, nuvu, Rahoo, Readlee, Waku and WatchRx.

About Arent Fox’s Venture Capital & Emerging Businesses Group

ArentFox Schiff’s Venture Capital & Emerging Businesses group offers a full suite of services for the critical issues that companies face at every growth stage, from formation through successful exit. Successful emerging companies are pragmatic, innovative, and focused. ArentFox Schiff partners with clients to determine the best corporate structure and give practical, cost-effective advice on issues ranging from equity and debt financings, IP protection, employment, and licensing to regulatory compliance and general business counseling.

About TiE Boston

TiE Boston connects tomorrow's founders with today's entrepreneurs, executives and venture capitalists. Founded in 1997 by entrepreneurs who immigrated from the Indus region, TiE Boston champions inclusion in innovation by blending the fundamentals of entrepreneurship with traditional Indian values that place importance on community, mentorship, and long-term relationships. TiE Boston is one of the region's largest and oldest organizations supporting the Massachusetts entrepreneurial ecosystem, focused on supporting entrepreneurs throughout their lifecycle — from ideation to creation, through growth, wealth creation and ultimately, support of future founders. The TiE Boston community encompasses students, founders, experienced entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists. Its programs foster trusted, long-term relationships between its participants — span education, mentoring, networking, and funding. For more information about TiE Boston, visit https://www.tieboston.org/.

About ArentFox Schiff
ArentFox Schiff LLP is internationally recognized in core industries where business and the law intersect. With more than 650 lawyers and policy professionals, the firm serves as a destination for an international roster of companies, governments, individuals, and trade associations.

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