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Louis Lehot, L2 Counsel, P.C. In the early stages of a company’s life cycle, financing is likely to come from sources other than venture capital. This article covers the two most common early-stage financing rounds in which early-stage companies can secure capital. Friends and family investments Your company’s first source of capital is likely your personal savings or an investment from those in your close network. Just as the name suggests, the investor in this…
8 Questions to ask before raising your first round of venture capital — Louis Lehot Are you ready to enter a venture capital fundraising round? Via pixabay.com Before you enter a venture capital fundraising round, you want to make sure you have what it takes to succeed. Is your founding and leadership team strong and reliable, do you have a viable product, do you have quantifiable revenue, is your customer base targeted with a strategy for growth?…
“Looking for A Lawyer? Choose wisely, your business is at stake,” says Louis Lehot from L2 Counsel By Louis Lehot at L2 Counsel Choosing the right lawyer that fits your business is one of the most important steps you can take in today’s litigious world. Whether you are launching a new venture, pivoting to reposition your current business or have a “bet the company” challenge or opportunity, finding the lawyer that fits your unique situation is critical.…
By Louis Lehot of L2 Counsel, P.C. I’m often asked by clients, in the initial fundraising process how to build a pitch deck. As a recent outside general counsel to well over a hundred emerging growth private companies in the technology, life sciences, medical device, and clean energy industries, in all stages of growth (from formation to liquidity), I am sharing my observations on what works. Taking a business from ideation to formation, from formation to minimum…
By Louis Lehot of L2 Counsel Companies usually run informally at the pre-seed and seed-stage, without formal meetings of the board of directors. However, once your business closes its first round of formal venture capital financing from a professional investment firm, and one or more venture capital partners have joined your board of directors, the meeting process becomes more formalized. Meetings of the board can enable positive and productive relationships with your investors and experts, where…