Startup Financings and Venture Capital 2019-03-14T23:47:42+00:00

Startups Financing and Venture Capital

Axis provides experienced handling of financing transactions between Startups, Angels, Investors, and VCs.

Our focus is on pre-seed, seed-stage, and growth-oriented startups, small businesses, as well as investor-backed ventures in a wide variety of financing transactions, including international financing.

 

► Who We Represent in Startup Financing Deals

Axis represents both investor-side and startup-side clients in startup financing matters.

  • Startup-side counsel
  • Founders
  • Co-founders
  • Common stockholders
  • Directors and boards
  • Company officers
  • Investor-side counsel
  • Investors
  • Venture capitalists
  • Angel investors
  • Preferred stockholders
  • Noteholders

► Startup Financing Practice Areas

We assist startups and investors materialize financing transactions to help raise capital, obtain working/project capital, and otherwise grow the startup upward. Our startup financing practice areas include but are not limited to the following:

 

Startup Financings and Investments

We assist startup clients with a wide variety of financing and investment transactions, whether involving equity issuances, debt-based financings, new investments, acquisitions, incentive-based issuances, or others:

  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Assignments
  • Business Loan Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Collateral Assignments & Security Agreements
  • Convertible Notes
  • Deal Memos
  • Debt Financings
  • Equity Incentive Plans
  • Equity Financings
  • Investor Agreements
  • Lock Up Agreements
  • Mezzanine Loans
  • Memos of Understanding
  • Non-Profit Financings
  • Pledge Agreements
  • Promissory Notes
  • Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Revolving Notes
  • SAFEs
  • Section 83(b) Elections
  • Securities filings
  • Stock Issuance
  • Stock Incentive Plans
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Term Sheets

Employee Incentives, Stock, and Options

Axis assists startups with employee incentives, stock issuances, and options:

  • Employee agreements
  • Employee incentive issuances
  • Employee stock issuances
  • Employee options
  • Stock options and option plans
  • Warrants
  • Contractor/service-provider issuances
  • Deferred compensation packages

HR, Labor & Employment for Startups

Axis assists clients with numerous labor law, wage/hour, HR, and employee/employment legal matters, specifically including hiring/firing matters, employee and independent contractor agreements, and compliance with wage ordinances, and local rules. For startups, these issues commonly involve the following:

  • Labor Law Compliance
  • Wage & Hour Compliance
  • Consultant Agreements
  • Discipline Policies
  • Employment Agreements
  • Executive Employee Agreements
  • Employee Disputes
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employee IP Assignment
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Employee Separate/Release Agreements
  • Employee Wage/Hour Informational Sheet
  • FMLA Leaves
  • HR Policies
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Non-Compete / Non-Solicit Agreements
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Rep Agreements
  • Terms of Use Policies

Startup Contracts and Transactions

Axis can assist clients with a wide variety of business agreements and transactions with business partners, including but not limited to the following:

  • Advertising agreements
  • Agent Agreements
  • App development Agreemeents
  • Consulting agreements
  • Contractor agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Marketing Agreements
  • OEM Agreements
  • Manufacturing Agreements
  • Professional Services Agreements
  • Production Agreements
  • Purchase Order Agreements
  • Supply Agreements
  • U.S. Distribution Agreements
  • Website development Agreements
  • Numerous others

 

Real Estate

Axis regularly assists clients with real estate matters, including commercial leases, subleasing, landlord relations, property/casualty claims, and similar matters.  For most business clients, the most common legal issues include the following:

  • Commercial leasing
  • NNN Leases
  • Commercial subleases
  • Landlord relations
  • Landlord-commercial tenant matters
  • Commercial lease litigation
  • Property/casualty claims
  • Environmental liability
  • Security liability

 

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Exits

Axis can also assist your startup with exit strategies, including mergers & acquisitions, business sales, asset purchases, and similar types of exits. For startups, the most common type of exists and exit-type transactions include the following activities:

  • Startup exits
  • Founder exits
  • Founder compenesation packages
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Business sales
  • Business transitions
  • Business exit strategies
  • Buy-outs and restructurings
  • Startup reorganizations
  • Startup acquisitions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investment banking legal services
  • Term sheets
  • Due diligence investigations and reviews

 

 

 

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