Startup & Venture Capital

Ranked Band One Nationwide by Chambers USA 2022

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Emerging Company Services

Fenwick provides a broad range of services to emerging companies in technology and life sciences. We currently represent 1,000+ VC-backed companies, act as primary legal counsel to 70+ VC-backed companies with valuations over $1B and are ranked by Dow Jones and Chambers USA as one of the top VC practices in the U.S.

Our practice is distinguished for its:

  • Deep understanding of how technology companies are formed, financed, grown and taken public or merged
  • Guidance at all stages, from initial funding through IPOs and mergers
  • Guidance on business model issues, fundraising strategy and development of quality investor materials suitable for meaningful evaluation
  • Off-the-clock meetings with management and the board
  • Practical legal advice, delivered with sound business judgment
  • Role as trusted advisor
  • Resources for entrepreneurs through all stages, available through Fenwick's Startup Resource Center

Venture Capital Services

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:

  • Sector of focus
  • Company stage of development
  • Geographic location
  • Round of investment
  • Fundraising amount

The Fenwick team is "first-class through and through. They are the best in the business for a fast-moving startup."

Chambers USA

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Recognition
Chambers USA

2022

Fenwick is consistently ranked Band 1 nationally for startups and emerging companies work​, as well as in California for venture capital.

The Legal 500

2022

Fenwick is regularly recognized in the highest tier nationally for venture capital and emerging companies work.

U.S. News - Best Lawyers

2022

Best Law Firms ranks Fenwick as one of the top law firms nationally for venture capital law.

Recognition
Chambers USA

2022

Fenwick is consistently ranked Band 1 nationally for startups and emerging companies work​, as well as in California for venture capital.

The Legal 500

2022

Fenwick is regularly recognized in the highest tier nationally for venture capital and emerging companies work.

U.S. News - Best Lawyers

2022

Best Law Firms ranks Fenwick as one of the top law firms nationally for venture capital law.

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