Practice Areas

Investment Fund Services

We work with seed and Series A-stage venture capital funds, angel clubs, fund-of-funds, and syndicate SPVs (including both series LLCs and stand-alone) in connection with formation and operations, including structuring and conducting legal due diligence in their investments in startup companies. While we have represented venture capital funds with up to $500 million under management, our sweet spot is emerging fund managers with fund sizes under $100 million.

Our professionals have represented such funds as Lightspeed Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Mayfield Fund, Trident Capital, China Everbright Fund, Pangaea Ventures, Altair.VC, Leta Capital, Runa Capital, Cabra Capital, TMT Ventures, Frontier Ventures, Vibranium Venture Capital, Troika Dialog Group, Investment & Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan, VTB Capital, RBV Capital, Foresight Ventures, Prostor Capital, SBT Ventures (aka Fort Ross Ventures), Quantum Wave Fund, Finsight Ventures, Pulsar Venture Capital, Volga Venture Partners, Formula VC, Genezis Capital, Projector Ventures, TEC Ventures, Viaduct Ventures, GVA Capital, Mindrock Capital, Prospective Technologies Capital, I am The Fund, Secret Ventures, Almak Capital, and others.

A significant part of our practice involves the representation of accelerators. We work with our accelerator clients to lower their legal spend by creating customized workflows and legal processes that drive efficiencies into their scalable model. Accelerators are capital constrained, but they do not need to be constrained by their legal needs. Among our accelerator clients, we are proud to count Foundersboost, Starta Ventures, Pulsar Ventures, Softlanding Vibranium VC, Startup.Network and over the years we have established close working relationships with such prominent accelerators as YCombinator, 500 Startups, and Alchemist.

As part of our investment fund practice we also regularly represent institutional investors (LPs) in connection with their investments in venture capital funds, including conducting due diligence, reviewing limited partnership agreements, and negotiating side letters.

Our attorneys’ recent fund structuring efforts include:

• $200 million Cayman Islands VC Fund (representing GP)

• $60 million Delaware VC Fund (representing GP)

• $150 million Cayman Islands VC Fund (representing GP)

• $40 million Delaware VC Fund (representing GP)

• $100 million Delaware VC Fund (representing GP)

• $50 million Delaware VC Fund (representing GP)

• $25 million Delaware VC Fund (representing GP)

• Numerous Seed Funds <$10M (representing GP)

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