Our clients are venture capital funds, angel investors, investment syndicates and business accelerators who we advise regarding their fundraising, governance and investments. Our experience includes structuring financing deals, conducting due diligence, preparing, reviewing and negotiating term sheets, investment and shareholders’ agreements and counselling on related matters, such as taxation, employment and intellectual property. We represent investors in all investment phases, including pre-seed, seed and Series A, and are experienced in a wide range of financing structures, including straight equity, convertible notes and bridge loans.
We advise clients in fund formation, including identifying appropriate structures, preparing, reviewing and negotiating fund terms and limited partnership agreements, advising on governance and compliance and handling relations with financial supervision authorities and venture capital companies.
We understand the unique legal needs of start-up companies and have adopted best practices suited to meet those needs pragmatically and cost-effectively. We leverage the experience of our attorneys across all practice areas and assist emerging companies throughout their entire life cycle from company formation and founders’ agreements, early-stage financing, employment, IP and tax matters, option programs and flips to eventual exits. We always aim to be on top of the best market practices and emerging industry trends.
- Specialist VC and Superangel invest in technology company Value.Space
- Naspers Foundry co-led the $15 million equity round to Planet42
- Specialist VC led the €1.7 million seed round to VOOL