About Charley Moore

Charley is the Publisher of Article 3, as well as Founder and CEO of Rocket Lawyer Incorporated. Prior to founding Rocket Lawyer, Charley advised early stage companies, large enterprises and their investors on strategic partnering and corporate development strategy. Charley has been at the forefront of Internet corporate development since beginning his career as an attorney at Venture Law Group in Menlo Park, California in 1996. He represented Yahoo! (IPO), WebTV Networks (acquired by Microsoft) and Cerent Corporation (acquired by Cisco Systems) at critical early stages of their success and was the founder of Onstation Corporation. Charley graduated from the United States Naval Academy (BS), San Francisco State University (MS) and the University of California at Berkeley (Juris Doctorate). He served as a U.S. Naval officer and is a Gulf War veteran.
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Little Ponds. Why do Small Business Owners Favor Mid-SizeTowns?

This piece appeared on Inc.com on January 9, 2014… With most major companies headquartered in urban hubs such as San Francisco, New York, Boston and Chicago, Main Street is not usually the first place that comes to mind when discussing entrepreneurship. But believe it or not, 63 percent of small business owners say smaller cities…
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How the JOBS Act Helped Twitter’s IPO (and 200 Others)

This story appeared in Inc. on November 8, 2013. Here is a snippet… Twitter’s IPO this week is the most prominent example of a trend toward companies availing themselves of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. More than a dozen other lesser known firms also went public this week, including Barracuda Networks, Wix.com, Arc Logistics…
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Twitter’s Democratic IPO

This piece appeared on LinkedIn Influencers on September 5, 2013. Here is a snippet… Twitter says in its prospectus that “…(it has) democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered.” In keeping with its power to the people spirit, Twitter appears to be setting itself up for a more democratic form of post-ipo…
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Why Ride Sharing Regulators Should ‘Tread Lightly’

This piece appeared on LinkedIn Influencers on September 5, 2013. Here is a snippet… As fans of AMC’s Breaking Bad know, actions often lead to unintended consequences. During a recent episode of the current and final season of the hit show, Walter White, science-teacher-turned-drug-kingpin, is finally confronted by his DEA agent brother-in-law, Hank, about the many…
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Why Uncle Sam Should Learn to Play Moneyball

According to The Atlantic’s John Bridgeland and former White House budget director Peter Orszag, Uncle Sam should take a page out of the modern professional baseball playbook and employ a more quantitative approach to decisionmaking. “The moneyball formula in baseball—replacing scouts’ traditional beliefs and biases about players with data-intensive studies of what skills actually contribute…
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