Venture Capital

Our attorneys have helped numerous entrepreneurs choose appropriate entity types, develop equity compensation plans, and structure founders’ relations and stock issuances.  Once a company is properly established, financing its growth becomes a priority.  From crowdfunding and seed-stage convertible notes and SAFEs to series rounds of preferred stock, our team has vast experience documenting and negotiating venture capital financing for startups in a variety of industries.  Furthermore, as many of our clients come from the investor side of the table, our team has a depth of experience in investor representation, including with respect to negotiating term sheets, subscription agreements, and partnership and operating agreements.

Represent AngelList, a platform which facilitates venture capital investments (primarily) in early-stage companies via the formation of venture capital funds

Represent DifferentFunds (formerly Startup Angels), a Washington, DC-based investing platform for venture capital funds

Incorporated numerous startups in Delaware, New York, and elsewhere

Prepared terms of use and privacy policies for numerous entities, from startups to well-known mature companies

Prepared numerous securities filings, including Form D for private placements, Form C for Regulation Crowdfunding, and blue sky filings in various states, including New York

Represented app developer platform in securing loan

Represented buyer in acquisition of social media marketing network

Negotiated extension of convertible promissory notes on behalf of government contractor

Represented software security company in its sale of shares of common stock

Represented employee on work visa in regard to joining and investing in music industry startup

Served as outside general counsel to a seed accelerator; prepared and negotiated numerous program agreements, convertible notes and restricted stock agreements

Represented employee of a digital media company in investment into employer

Negotiated numerous exits of founders from companies, ensuring founders either keep all vested stock, board seats, and other rights, or are compensated fairly

Advised ex-employee of prominent FinTech company as to potential purchase of unvested shares

Drafted and negotiated numerous SAFEs and convertible promissory notes in a variety of fields, from cutting-edge technology companies to cannabis companies to a heavy-duty semi-tractor business

Drafted and negotiated numerous term sheets, subscription agreements, and limited liability company agreements for startups and investors

Reviewed convertible promissory note on behalf of Singapore-based angel investor