- Seed investing
- Early stage investing
- Expansion stage financing
- Later stage investing
- Acquisition, turnaround, and recapitalization
Venture capitalists may look at several hundred investment opportunities each before focusing on a few companies whose management, marketing, and strategic visions complement their own. Lowenstein Sandler's Tech Group combines deep knowledge of the capital markets with broad experience in the industries most compelling to venture capital firms. The attorneys in the Tech Group represent venture funds and tech-based businesses in their most critical business transactions (venture capital and private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and going private transactions).
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized each of the Tech Group’s three venture capital leaders as among the top practitioners in their field and noted, “That the team has attracted more and more clients among hedge funds, venture capital, and private equity groups can be attributed to its ‘entrepreneurial spirit,’ a quality that has enabled it to establish itself as “the premier venture capital practice in the state.’” Our attorneys have lectured at Wharton and teach venture capital at Columbia University Business School. We have also co-founded and co-chair AngelVineVC, a network of angels and dozens of venture funds dedicated to assisting early stage companies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and we serve on the National Venture Capital Association’s Working Group on Model Legal Documents, chairing two committees responsible for revising the industry standard venture capital transaction documents.
Our attorneys work with dozens of funds representing a range of investment strategies. We structure transactions, draft documents, and negotiate complex equity and debt transactions. Because we understand what capital providers want, we groom our emerging company clients for success in their capital markets efforts long before a term sheet materializes.
Because we represent both venture funds and companies seeking financing, our Tech Group often is the initial catalyst for mutually beneficial investments. Our recognition of the qualities capital providers seek in the companies in which they invest informs our representation of our emerging company clients. We proactively position them for success in their capital markets efforts. We read company business plans, provide templates, develop approaches to protect intellectual property, offer insight on recruiting and hiring issues, help to establish governance policies, and in numerous other ways help emerging company clients establish the corporate foundations that will leverage their distinctive qualities, encourage ongoing innovation and growth, and attract enthusiastic investment, from inception to maturity.
Whether positioning a vibrant young company for business growth or directing venture capital to the most promising investment of funds, our Tech Group offers creative, practical, and responsive advice and service.