From seed-stage convertible notes and SAFEs to series rounds of preferred stock, our team has vast experience documenting and negotiating venture capital financing for emerging companies in a variety of industries (though mostly tech). We are intimately familiar with both Series Seed and the NVCA documents, and have deep experience on both sides of the table, for the firm has a substantial investor representation practice. No matter which side of the table you are on, we will ensure that you get the best deal, and are protected to the extent possible.
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.
Represented software security company in its sale of shares of common stock.
Represent Xplore Inc. in its capital raises and with regard to general corporate/securities matters.
Represented San Francisco-based stationless electric scooter sharing company in Series B Financing.
Represented U.S. parent company with Brazilian subsidiary in seed financing by Spanish angel investor.
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.
Represented Clear Cannabis Inc., a cannabis company, in acquisition of entity and subsequent private placement of common stock.
Prepared a Venture Partner Agreement for a partner of alternative investment firm focused on decentralized finance markets.
Reviewed convertible promissory note on behalf of Singapore-based angel investor.
Represented TeamApt, a Nigerian fintech company developing digital banking solutions and payments infrastructure, in its Series B funding round led by Novastar Ventures.
Drafted and negotiated numerous term sheets, subscription agreements, and limited liability company agreements for startups and investors.
Represented venture capital fund in an investment, alongside Bill Gates and Travis Kalanick, into Luminous Computing, a startup producing artificial intelligence chips that use silicon photonics to quickly transfer data through light inside small settings such as servers.
Prepared formation and investment documentation for seed round of startup that assists leading data companies apply new technologies to transform business and governance.
Represented Oyster Ventures in its leading of series-seed round in Zbiotics, a biotech startup.
Represented U.S. parent company and India subsidiary in series seed financing by a U.S.-based venture capital fund.
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Gary J. Ross gave a CLE presentation on May 24, 2022, as part of the Washington State Bar Association event The Future of Finance is Now: Blockchain, NFTs, Cryptocurrency, and the Role of Digital Assets. Gary’s presentation was titled “Investing in Digital Assets:...