To take advantage of the robust financing environment, foreign early stage startups having raised limited Seed financing abroad may consider flipping their companies and raising more significant priced rounds here in the US. How can corporate counsel best support these startups? Lindsey S. Mignano and Jason Crain presented on "Doing Business in the US: How to flip foreign entities to procure venture financing, and how to help a company, foreign or American, raise a Series Seed or Series A round here in the US" for LEX-PRAXIS in Nigeria. They discussed the state of venture financing in 2022, how to flip foreign entities to procure venture financing, and how to help a company, foreign or American, raise a Series Seed or Series A round here in the US.
Early stage founders face a number of questions at the beginning of the startup journey. For example, how should founders approach angel or venture financing? Lindsey S. Mignano discussed the current industry stats in terms of venture capital deployment in the early stage arena, note versus priced raise rounds, areas of caution, and current market trends, as well as how early stage founders can fundraise from angels and venture capital firms in 2022.
Teela C. Smith presented on the topic of business entity formation for startups, and discussed common startup concerns such as hiring employees, appointing advisors, entering into commercial contracts, and more for Aquillius' Catalyst STEM Entrepreneurial Internship in San Diego, CA.
Neda Shapourian spoke on a panel comprised of Frank Mastronuzzi, CFO - Punch Financial and Calina Thompson, Banker - First Republic Bank and helped provide concrete tips from insiders within San Francisco's startup scene. They discussed key tips to scale growth of your startup and raise funds, including topics such as: Choosing the right legal entity to set up your startup for investment, Intellectual property concerns (i.e., confidential information, trademarks, patents), Setting up back account, Your company's state, federal, and franchise tax obligations. Our panelist have collectively supported hundreds of early - and growth-stage entrepreneurs in San Francisco and across the country.