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STARTUP RESOURCE CENTER

Building a business from scratch takes grit and resourcefulness. We are here to help. Fenwick’s startup resource center features articles, videos, checklists, presentations and other tools to help you navigate current challenges and anticipate upcoming issues at every stage of growth, from formation to scaling to preparing for exit. Choose a category to learn more.

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Articles, checklists and guidance for starting a company

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Resources for getting your startup positioned for funding

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Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey
Discover the latest trends in our quarterly analysis of VC financings and terms at Silicon Valley-based companies.​​
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Unicorn Financings – First Half 2018
We analyzed the deal terms of 83 financings for U.S.-based unicorns that raised money in 2017 and the first half of 2018. Learn about the top trends.
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Convertible Debt Terms – Survey of Market Trends 2018/2019
Convertible debt financing is an enormously popular fundraising method for startups. Learn what’s trending.
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Startup Venture Financing
Learn what venture capital investors look for and ways to obtain VC capital support at different stages of growth.
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Startup Seed Financing
Learn about the major types of seed financing instruments, seed investors and their goals, plus securities law considerations.
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What Private Companies Should Know about Primary Capital Raising
Learn about investor expectations and rights and preferences to consider at the seed, venture capital, corporate investment and late stage.
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What Private Companies & Investors Should Know About Qualified Small Business Stock
Learn about QSBS in secondary transactions and M&A events, and the types of companies that qualify under QSBS rules.
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Venture Financing Terms
This supplement to the Fenwick & West Venture Financing Terms Survey explains the meaning of key terms used in the survey.
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