We work with both venture capital investors and the emerging technology companies in which they invest every day to help negotiate and close early stage funding transactions efficiently. We apply senior experience in early stage capital transactions to ensure a balanced outcome without unnecessary negotiation.

We have advised some of Australia’s most prominent venture capital fund managers, equity crowdfunding platforms and angel groups, so we understand the early stage capital markets intimately and can bring deep sector understanding to your transactions.

We also regularly act for emerging technology companies to help those businesses position themselves for funding and growth, so we understand the way founders think about capital raising and will leverage that understanding to help you fast-track negotiations and close deals efficiently.

Our areas of expertise include the following:

Investor readiness

We work with founding teams who are considering raising capital to ensure their corporate, financial and commercial position is ‘investor ready’ before they commence their capital raise program.

Click to read more about the stages of development of a typical startup, what milestones it should expect to have achieved at each stage and the funding options that are available to it given its traction.

Click to read more about becoming investor ready.

Deal structure

Assistance with the structure and the terms of the proposed capital raise.

You can read more about structuring deal terms here.

Fundraising advice

Advising investors and founding teams on the implications of the fundraising provisions of the Corporations Act and helping ensure founding teams conduct a compliant capital raise program.

Transaction documentation

Reviewing and advising on deal term sheets, subscription agreements, shareholders agreements and all other ancillary contracts required to close the fundraising round.

IP advice & protection

Advising on the structure, ownership and protection of intellectual property assets, including software, data and core technologies.

Employee share schemes

Implementing employee share schemes and other employee equity plans to incentivise key team members and align the interests of the parties toward the growth of the business.

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