May 7, 2018 - Financings

A Startup Lawyer’s Guide to the 6 Top Things a Founder Should do Before Raising Venture Capital

An attorney who counsels hundreds of startups every year, Emerging Companies + Venture Capital partner John Rafferty says going into the VC-capital-raising process unprepared is a mistake startups should be sure to avoid. He believes no startup should embark on that process without first determining how much funding the company needs to reach its next milestone; and ensuring the company’s financials, employee records, customer contracts, and capitalization table are in order.

Find out what other four steps John considers indispensable to a startup’s founders’ preparation for the VC-capital-raising stage of a startup’s growth. Read the full Silicon Valley Business Journal article here.