Venture in the Middle: Bridge Rounds in a Down Funding Environment
Venture financings are at a two-year low, which is predictable given the current state of the economy. But startups need capital even during downtimes, so bridge rounds tend to increase. Here are a few tips for navigating bridge rounds in a down funding environment.
Comparing Convertible Instruments
In this blog, we explain the key similarities and differences between convertible notes and post-money Safes so you can understand the nuances between convertible instruments before you get to the negotiation table.
What We Learned From A Month Working Abroad
August 5th, 2022 marked the end of Vela Wood’s first month working abroad, and it was the first of many more to certainly come. The idea to relocate our entire law firm overseas to work remotely for a month sprung […]
Why the Venture Capital Operating Company Exemption Matters (and how a Management Rights Letter helps)
If a venture capital fund plans to take money from an employee benefit fund and does not want to be subject to ERISA, it is imperative to always obtain a management rights letter that provides opportunities to exercise control and actually exercise those rights during the annual valuation period.
The Unintended Consequences of Too Many New Venture Funds
Venture capital activity is hotter than ever, which has led to more available capital and fueled the growth of many exciting companies. From 2020 to 2021, the aggregate deal value of VC investments in the U.S. increased from $167B to […]
Let’s All Use Lego® Bricks.
Venture financing rounds need to be constructed so that they can stack neatly on top of each other. Angel on top of Friends & Family, Series Seed on top of Angel, Series A on top of Series Seed, Series B on top of Series A, and so on.
Series A is Closed. Now what?
There are a number of post-funding boxes to check off and the purpose of this blog is to give founders a starting point for next steps after completing a Series A financing.
Equity crowdfunding is a way for private businesses to raise capital from multiple investors via online platforms.
SEC Amends 506(c) Accredited Investor Verification
One of the recent SEC amendments updated the accredited investor verification requirements under Rule 506(c), which is a common federal exemption utilized by startups to broadly solicit capital from accredited investors.
SEC Amendments Positively Impact Capital Formation For Emerging Companies
On November 2, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to amend the existing regulations and those rules went into effect on March 15, 2021. The SEC amendments change the landscape for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital through exempt offerings.