Congrats, you’ve launched your business, gathered some co-founders and are well underway with your proof of concept! What’s next? Fundraising. Easy right? You hope so, but don’t leave it to chance. Here are ten things to do (and not do) as you ready your company for its first financing. From equity to co-founders to contracts, get a startup lawyer’s take on how to prepare for success.
Getting Ready To Raise: 10 Things You Should Do Before Taking Outside Capital
Max has spent over a decade practicing corporate law at top law firms, within a startup company and on his own, helping high growth companies, their founders, and stakeholders navigate every important stage of growth from inception to exit. Max focuses on venture capital and private financing, startup and high growth company representation, investor counsel, mergers and acquisitions, and day to day general corporate and contract work. With experience serving as COO in a startup company, he has a key business perspective that helps him "quarterback" client teams making important legal decisions.
Max was a member of the executive team at Windpact, Inc., and previously practiced law at Cooley LLP and Holland & Knight LLP. Max earned his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School as well as a Law and Business certificate from the Owen School of Management. Max is a member of the Virginia State Bar.