RANK ONE COMPUTING APPOINTS DAVID RAY AS GENERAL COUNSEL

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DENVER, Colo. (December 6, 2017) — Rank One Computing Corporation is proud to announce the appointment of David Ray as the company’s General Counsel, effective as of December 4, 2017. Mr. Ray most recently was a Founder and Attorney at Bold Legal LLC, where his corporate practice focused on complex mergers and acquisitions, angel and venture capital financing transactions and startup and early-stage company formations. Mr. Ray began his legal career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Silicon Valley and helped found Bold Legal in 2016. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Ray worked at Lehman Brothers in collateralized debt obligation (CDO) banking and was a management consultant at Axia, Ltd. Mr. Ray received a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University.

“A person with David’s energy, experience, values and skillset is rare.” said Brendan Klare, Co-Founder and CEO of Rank One. “A lawyer with his risk tolerance, business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit is exceptional. When we sought a general counsel, we naturally looked to Bold Legal whose professionals understand business and technology and share our core values and pioneering drive. We look forward to David’s contributions across the board to the success of Rank One.”

 David Ray joins Rank One Computing as General Counsel

 David Ray joins Rank One Computing as General Counsel

“David Ray was critical in laying the foundation of Bold Legal,” said David Kendall, Founder, Attorney and CEO of Bold Legal. “We are very proud of what we have built together. David embodies our firm culture and values and we will miss him, but we’re excited to keep working with him as a client. We wish great success to David and Rank One.”

About Rank One Computing

Rank One Computing (ROC) is an industry leader in facial recognition algorithm development, offering the world's best combination of accuracy, speed and efficiency. Rank One’s primary offering is the ROC SDK™, which is currently deployed by multiple agencies in the U.S. Department of Defense as well as multiple state and local law enforcement agencies who consistently achieve accurate investigative leads in their forensic investigations using ROC algorithms. The ROC SDK is being used across several financial institutions for 1:1 identity verification of their customers. Multiple access control system vendors have integrated the ROC SDK across thousands of such devices worldwide. The ROC SDK is also deployed in retail environments for performing age, gender, and demographic estimation and is being used by a wide range of smaller ventures developing emerging face recognition applications.

While other commercial face recognition solutions are based on legacy techniques aimed at controlled capture face recognition scenarios, the ROC SDK implements nascent techniques born out of the academic literature into an efficient design that provides unparalleled performance with respect to faces “in the wild.” Whether a user needs to search 100M face records on a laptop, billions of face records on a server or millions of face records on a mobile device without network connectivity, the ROC SDK enables all of these scenarios, with results in near real-time. ROC's scientists and engineers have authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications on automated face recognition and continue to expand the realm of possibility in automated face recognition technology. For more information, visit http://www.rankone.io.

About Bold Legal

Bold Legal LLC is a transactional and business law firm boldly committed to providing clients sophisticated transactional legal services with business acumen and practical efficiency while maintaining a firm culture and work environment steadfastly honoring certain unassailable core values: integrity, accountability, mutual respect and boldness. With offices in Denver and Boulder serving clients both statewide and nationally, Bold Legal provides counsel on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities, venture capital, private equity, credit finance, start-up formations, legal entity governance, employment, equity incentive plans, intellectual property licenses and commercial contracts. Based on its mission to deliver exceptional client service and maintain exceptional firm culture, Bold Legal boldly addresses legal and business issues while challenging the norms and conventions of traditional legal practices. For more information, visit http://www.bold.legal/.

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Bold Legal LLC sponsors Basecamp Mentorship program at Denver Startup Week

Denver—September 22, 2017— Bold Legal LLC is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the 2017 Mentorship program at Denver Startup Week.

Denver Startup Week, now in its sixth year, is the largest free entrepreneurial event in North America, with 13,000 entrepreneurs expected to attend.  From September 25-29, Denver Startup Week will host approximately 350 workshops, panel presentations and other events throughout downtown Denver. 

The Commons on Champa, renamed for the week “Basecamp by Chase for Business,” will host the Mentorship program, which will offer attendees the opportunity to connect one-on-one with industry leaders and experts to receive guidance and support on a wide range of issues associated with launching a business.  Entrepreneurs from some of Colorado’s top growth companies will offer in excess of 125 mentorship hours through individual and group settings as well as an online platform that will be available both during and after the week.

This year, representatives from Revolar, Teatulia, SendGrid, Techstars, Ibotta, The Kitchen, Edible Beats, ViaWest and Havenly, among many others, will be participating in the Mentorship program.  In addition to Bold Legal’s sponsorship of the program, the firm’s attorneys will be participating as mentors as well, providing both legal and business advice.

Check out the Basecamp Mentorship 2017 program website for a complete list of mentors and session times. All sessions are free, but registration is required. Sign up online to claim your slot for a one-on-one meeting. Group meetings will be first come, first served.

About Bold Legal

Bold Legal is a boutique transactional and business law firm boldly committed to providing clients with sophisticated legal services, business acumen and practical efficiency while maintaining a firm culture and work environment steadfastly honoring its core values: integrity, accountability, mutual respect and boldness. With offices in Denver and Boulder serving clients both statewide and nationally, Bold provides counsel on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities, venture capital, private equity, credit finance, startup formations, governance, employment, equity incentive plans, technology licensing and commercial contracts. Bold Legal provides innovative and intelligent solutions to legal and business issues and challenges the norms and conventions of traditional legal practice. For more information, please visit us: www.bold.legal.

About Denver Startup Week
Denver Startup Week, founded in 2012, is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver. The weeklong event is intended to unite the entrepreneurial community in Denver and celebrate the great companies, innovation and ideas happening in the city and the people and inspiration behind them. The core programming is centered on the entrepreneurial community with an emphasis in technology, design, social entrepreneurship, manufacturing and business. Events throughout the week are organized by both the Denver Startup Week Organizing Committee and the community at-large and include sessions, presentations, panels, workshops, happy hours, social events, job fairs and more.

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Bold Legal LLC Welcomes Jack Wroldsen to Team

Denver—September 5, 2017— John (“Jack”) Wroldsen has joined Bold Legal LLC as an attorney in its Commercial Transactions and Technology Licensing practice. An entrepreneur at heart, Jack is thrilled to combine his background in business and law to provide strategic advice to Bold Legal’s clients, including entrepreneurs, startups, growth companies and mature businesses, financial institutions, investors and executives.


At Bold, Jack counsels and engages with clients who face complex business decisions. Jack represents clients in areas such as technology and intellectual property development, protection and licensing, commercial contracts, startup formation and strategy, financing transactions, and the purchase and sale of businesses.

Jack was in-house corporate counsel with Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), a global software company based in Louisville, CO, and he practiced in Denver at two leading law firms, primarily in the areas of licensing, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

John (“Jack”) Wroldsen Attorney, Bold Legal LLC

John (“Jack”) Wroldsen
Attorney, Bold Legal LLC

Jack’s diverse experience includes co-founding both a real estate investment firm that operates in Denver and Reno, NV as well as a crowdfunding startup. In addition, as a professor of law and entrepreneurship at Denver University and Oklahoma State University, Jack has published on legal strategy for entrepreneurs, trademarks, crowdfunding, and Reno’s nascent entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Jack has lived extensively in Latin America and enjoys working with international and Spanish-speaking clients to bridge the cultural divide in cross-border transactions. Jack earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Duke Law School, and a B.A. and M.Ed. from The University of Arizona.

Jack brings to Bold invaluable business experience, having served as in-house counsel for a joint venture of Fortune 100 companies, including a practical understanding of clients’ business imperatives,” noted Craig Garby, Founder and Attorney. “We are delighted to have Jack share his insight and expertise with Bold and Bold clients.”

For more detail on Jack’s background and all Bold Legal team members, please see http://bold.legal/team.

About Bold Legal
Bold Legal is a boutique transactional and business law firm boldly committed to providing clients with sophisticated legal services, business acumen and practical efficiency while maintaining a firm culture and work environment steadfastly honoring its core values: integrity, accountability, mutual respect and boldness. With offices in Denver and Boulder serving clients both statewide and nationally, Bold provides counsel on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities, venture capital, private equity, credit finance, startup formations, governance, employment, equity incentive plans, technology licensing and commercial contracts. Bold Legal provides innovative and intelligent solutions to legal and business issues and challenges the norms and conventions of traditional legal practice. For more information, please see the firm’s website at www.bold.legal.

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Bold Legal LLC Welcomes Alessandro Sacerdoti to Team

Denver—May 24, 2017— Alessandro (“Sandro”) Sacerdoti has joined Bold Legal LLC as an attorney in its Corporate Law practice. Sacerdoti brings wide-ranging expertise in mergers and acquisitions and finance transactions. His strong background adds depth and bandwidth for Bold’s rapidly growing client base.


Sacerdoti’s practice focuses on representing clients in the purchase and sale of businesses, equity and debt financings and credit facilities. He comes to Bold from Modus Law, Ltd., in Boulder, where he was a lead attorney in the corporate practice. Prior to his move to Colorado, Sacerdoti practiced corporate law in New York City for seven years at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, credit finance and commercial transactions. Sacerdoti earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. from Middlebury College.  In addition to his work at Bold, Sacerdoti is Treasurer and Secretary of the Boulder Chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society and a member of the judging committee for the Rocky Mountain Region of the Cleantech Open Accelerator.

Alessandro “Sandro” Sacerdoti Attorney, Bold Legal LLC

Alessandro “Sandro” Sacerdoti
Attorney, Bold Legal LLC

“Sandro is an exceptional attorney, and he embodies Bold’s core values as a fair and respectful individual who cares deeply about his clients and colleagues,” said Jenna Seigel, Founder and Attorney. “With his outstanding credentials, dedication to the community, and enthusiasm for and alignment with Bold’s principles, we are proud to welcome Sandro into the firm.”

For more information on Bold Legal’s team, please see http://bold.legal/team/

About Bold Legal
Bold Legal is a boutique transactional and business law firm boldly committed to providing clients with sophisticated legal services, business acumen and practical efficiency while maintaining a firm culture and work environment steadfastly honoring certain unassailable core values: integrity, mutual respect, accountability, and boldness. With offices in Denver and Boulder serving clients both statewide and nationally, Bold provides counsel on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities, venture capital, private equity, credit finance, start-up formations, legal entity governance, employment, equity incentive plans and commercial contracts. Bold Legal provides innovative and intelligent solutions to legal and business issues and challenges the norms and conventions of traditional legal practice. For more information, please see the firm’s website at www.bold.legal.

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Bold Legal LLC Joins the Pledge 1% Movement, Makes Commitment to Integrated Philanthropy

Boulder—May 15, 2017— Bold Legal LLC announced today that it has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business.

“Pledge 1% embodies the philanthropic community spirit that Bold endorses,” said David Kendall, Bold Legal Founder and Attorney and member of the Board of Directors of Pledge 1% Colorado. “Our team is committed to giving back, both by volunteering directly with charities and community service organizations and by providing legal resources to non-profits that will help improve lives in Colorado and throughout the country.”

 

 

Bold is announcing its commitment to Pledge 1% in conjunction with the inaugural Pledge 1% Pitch Contest, hosted by Pledge 1% Colorado, Techstars, Foundry Group, the Community Foundation Boulder County, and the community of Colorado Certified B Corporations as a part of Boulder Startup Week. The Pitch Contest seeks to recognize and support entrepreneurial and innovative non-profit ideas to solve pressing problems and critical issues facing Boulder County. The Pitch Contest will take place on May 16 at 7:00 PM at Boulder Theater.

“Congratulations to Bold Legal for their commitment to philanthropic leadership here in Colorado,” said Matt Zwiebel, Director for Pledge 1% Colorado. “Including the community as a key stakeholder means social impact, and it has great benefits for the company, as well. We’re excited to work with the Bold Legal team to ensure their Pledge is distributed to local causes that help support Colorado.”

Bold will dedicate 1% of their team’s time to pro bono legal services and other community outreach in support of the Pledge 1% model.

About Pledge 1% Colorado:
Pledge 1% wants to change the world by inspiring early-stage corporate philanthropy. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, profit, product, or employee time to improve communities around the world because pledging a small portion of future success today can have a huge impact tomorrow. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit www.pledge1colorado.org.

 

About Bold Legal
Bold Legal is a boutique transactional and business law firm boldly committed to providing sophisticated legal services with business acumen and practical efficiency while maintaining a firm culture and work environment steadfastly honoring certain unassailable core values: integrity, mutual respect, accountability, and boldness. With offices in Denver and Boulder serving clients both statewide and nationally, Bold provides counsel on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities, venture capital, private equity, credit finance, start-up formations, legal entity governance, employment, equity incentive plans and commercial contracts. Bold Legal provides innovative and intelligent solutions to legal and business issues and challenges the norms and conventions of traditional legal practice. For more information, please see the firm’s website at www.bold.legal.


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