Start-Ups to Stars

Start-Ups to Stars: Shulman Rogers‘ Clients Founding Farmers, RightEye, Rose’s Luxury and Spotluck Recognized Regionally and Nationally

POTOMAC, Md., June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Four Shulman Rogers‘ clients, Founding Farmers, RightEye, Rose’s Luxury and Spotluck have received significant regional and national recognition in the past few weeks. “When each of these clients came to us, they had a lot in common: great ideas, talent, the right backgrounds and the experience and a willingness to work hard to be successful,” recalls Scott Museles, Co-Chairman of Shulman Rogers’ Business and Financial Services Department and Chair of the Firm’s Securities Practice Group. “We could not be happier for the well-deserved recognition each team has received and we are so pleased to have been able to help them raise funds and navigate their other business and personal legal needs.” Founding Farmers owner Dan Simons notes, “We are now seven years old and from the beginning, Scott has been absolutely awesome.”

Founding Farmers’ Potomac, MD, Washington, DC and Tysons Corner, VA restaurants have all been included on the list of 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2016 by Open Table. This award is based on five million verified reviews of over 20,000 restaurants across the nation.  Shulman Rogers shareholder Scott Museles acts as outside general counsel and assisted in raising equity funding. Shulman Rogers’ attorneys also provide other business and personal legal services to the restaurants and the ownership team.

RightEye LLC, a health technology company using eye tracking and gaming to revolutionize vision performance and patient care, was recognized as Emerging Tech Company of the Year at the 2016 Greater Washington Innovation Awards presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.  “I tapped Scott Museles and the Shulman Rogers team to handle the company formation, multiple capital raises and to advise me on growth issues,” said RightEye owner Adam Gross. “Scott and his team were terrific and they were able to refer me to other lawyers in the firm who advised me on Intellectual Property and compensation issues.”

Aaron Silverman, Chef and owner of Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls, won the prestigious James Beard Award for Best Chef-Mid-Atlantic, following up on his recognition as one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs for 2016. In 2014, Rose’s Luxury won Bon Appétit Magazine’s national Best Restaurant Award. In addition, the Washington Post restaurant critic named Rose’s Luxury his favorite restaurant in DC in his Fall 2015 Dining Guide and named Pineapple and Pearls as his favorite new restaurant in DC in his Spring 2016 Dining Guide. Scott Museles and team have helped Aaron through several rounds of funding.

Spotluck won recognition from the Washington, DC technology community as “DC’s Hottest Tech Company” in the 2016 “DC Inno’s Tech Madness” competition. Spotluck is an app that creates a win/win for restaurant owners and diners. It provides a platform for restaurants to fluctuate their prices to drive traffic during slower times and for diners to try new spots at more enticing prices. The Shulman Rogers start-up team helped Cherian Thomas, a former executive in the recyclable commodities/manufacturing industry and Brad Sayler, a former corporate securities attorney with a major DC law firm, raise funds.

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