Fenwick & West provides a broad range of services to emerging companies in technology and life sciences. We currently represent more than 500 VC-backed companies, and are ranked by Dow Jones and Chambers USA as one of the top VC practices in the U.S.
We also have one of the preeminent venture capital practices in the country and have long-standing relationships with the recognized leaders in the industry. Our Venture Capital Services (VCS) group helps to manage our relationships with investors and the entrepreneurial community. For investors, VCS facilitates intelligent introductions to clients raising venture capital. However, before we send introductions, we work with our clients to refine their business strategy and prepare quality investor materials suitable for meaningful evaluation. Our objective is to connect promising clients to appropriate sources of capital in the most efficient way for all stakeholders.
Because of our technology depth, broad practice and strong Silicon Valley presence, investors gain access to a high-quality pipeline of emerging companies.
In order to make properly matched client referrals, we develop profiles for each of the VC investors in our network based upon several characteristics including:
Our experienced team of venture capital and private equity fund formation attorneys represent fund managers and sponsors at every stage of the fund formation life cycle, including structuring and forming:
Our services include the use of both domestic and offshore investment vehicles; negotiations with domestic and international investors from inception through wind-up; regulatory and tax planning and compliance; general partner entity and management company structuring, including governance; compensation and incentives programs; and changes in personnel and restructuring.
Our collaborative service approach also includes working closely with our tax attorneys to identify and resolve specific tax considerations that may arise, including those impacting offshore or tax-exempt investors, and offshore investment programs.