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Venture Capital and Angel Financing


Our venture capital law and angel financing law practice is a seasoned interdisciplinary practice. Financial law attorneys work together with tax, ERISA, intellectual property, and banking attorneys to provide a comprehensive platform of legal services for venture capital firms.

Our venture capital attorneys and angel investing attorneys understand this culture and leverage their deep expertise to provide valuable insights to our clients on legal issues that affect them and the companies in which they invest. We stay abreast of emerging trends in the industries of our clients' companies, as well as venture capital law and regulatory matters that affect investment evaluations and market terms.

Our clients
Our clients' portfolios consist of companies of diverse, contemporary industries, located in and outside of the United States.

Our practice
We know that no investment can be successful without an eventual liquidity opportunity. Our attorneys have extensive experience preparing and guiding companies through the initial public offering process and representing both sellers and acquirers in sophisticated sale transactions. That experience is brought to bear in analyzing, structuring, negotiating, and documenting every venture capital investment that we handle.

We understand the culture of venture capital and recognize that our clients are highly selective when it comes to investing the capital of their limited partners, and they only back management teams they believe in. We know that along with adeptly evaluating, structuring, negotiating, and closing a transaction, it is equally important to maintain strong working relationships among our investor clients and the people they will work with and depend upon to make their investments successful.

Due diligence
Our clients are sophisticated investors with interests in cutting-edge technologies in many industries. They understand the importance of conducting a thorough review of a company's intellectual property, as well as its corporate and contractual documents before investing.

We provide an in-depth level of legal and technical expertise to help our clients evaluate the wisdom of a potential investment. Our attorneys hold graduate and doctorate degrees in many technical fields, including biochemistry, chemistry, chemical, electrical, mechanical, and polymer engineering, medical science, molecular pharmacology, and physics. We can provide our investor clients with valuable due diligence insights in the fields where they invest.

Our transactions
Our attorneys have represented investors in financing companies in a broad range of industries and fields, including:

  • Biotechnology and bioinformatics
  • Broadband communications applications
  • Instant messaging
  • Internet services
  • Medical device
  • Hardware, software and optical network systems and applications
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Software
  • Semiconductor
  • Wireless telecommunications and telecommunications equipment

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Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Clean Crop Technologies, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Clean Crop Technologies, Inc. in connection with its $3 million seed stage investment round.

  • Gravyty

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Gravyty, a market-defining provider of fundraiser enablement solutions powered by artificial intelligence, in connection with a $21 million investment from K1 Investment Management, a leading investment firm focusing on high-growth enterprise software companies.

  • Agilyx Corporation

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Agilyx Corporation, the leader in chemical recycling of post-use plastics back into polymers, chemicals, and low carbon fuels, in connection with securing growth financing from a diverse set of European investors led by Carnegie Investment Bank.

  • Hälsa Foods

    Nutter served as sole legal advisor to Hälsa Foods, the maker of the first and only 100% clean and organic oat milk yogurt, in connection with its recently announced financing round led by Gary Hirshberg, co-founder and former long-time CEO and chairman of Stonyfield Organic.

  • Cali’flour Foods

    Nutter advised Cali’flour Foods, the developer and manufacturer of low-carb, gluten-free cauliflower products, in a Series A financing round led by Sunrise Strategic Partners, with participation from CircleUp Growth Partners.

  • Wandering Bear Coffee

    Nutter advised Wandering Bear Coffee, a cold brew coffee maker, in its $8 million Series A equity round of financing.

  • Zagster, Inc.

    Nutter advised Zagster, Inc., the leading provider of private and public-private bike sharing systems, when it raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding led by Edison Partners, a leading growth equity capital firm.

  • Drafted, Inc.

    Nutter advised Drafted, Inc. in a $2.5 million venture financing.

  • BoardOn Track, Inc.

    Nutter advised BoardOn Track, Inc. in a $1.7 million venture financing.

  • Netra, Inc.

    Nutter represented Netra, Inc., a leader in Visual Intelligence and Search, when it closed $1.85 million in Series Seed financing led by Launchpad Venture Group and NXT Ventures with participation from Zelkova Ventures, Mark Cuban, Berwind LLC, and other prominent angels.

  • Alcyone LifeSciences, Inc.

    Nutter provided counsel to Alcyone LifeSciences, Inc., a medical device for treatment of neuropathological conditions, in a Series B financing, Series A-1 financing, and Series A financing.

  • GoodTwo, Inc.

    Nutter advised GoodTwo, Inc., a web-based fundraising and cause marketing tool, in a Series A Preferred Stock Financing.

  • Incentive Targeting, Inc.

    Nutter represented Incentive Targeting, Inc., a provider of marketing and incentive management tools for the grocery industry, in a Series A-2 preferred stock financing.

  • InCrowd, Inc.

    Nutter represented InCrowd, Inc., a mobile-based real-time decision support, in a series seed preferred stock financing.

  • MedicaMetrix, Inc.

    Nutter represented MedicaMetrix, Inc., a provider of medical devices for urology for better diagnosis and monitoring, in a Series A financing.

  • Mosaic Storage Systems, Inc.

    Nutter represented Mosaic Storage Systems, Inc., a cloud-based photograph back-up technology provider, in a Series A-1 financing, Series A financing, and convertible bridge note financing.

  • Powerhouse Dynamics, LLC

    Nutter represented Powerhouse Dynamics, LLC, a developer of the award-winning SiteSage enterprise energy and asset management system, in a Series B financing and Series A preferred stock financing.

  • Repsly Inc.

    Nutter secured a round of equity financing from LaunchPad Venture Group and FirstBeverage Group for Repsly Inc., a B2B mobile cloud solution provider that simplifies field activity management.

  • Thermedical, Inc.

    Nutter represented Thermedical, Inc., a provider of saline-enhanced radio frequency (SERF) ablation systems, in a Series A-2 financing and Series A-1 financing. 

  • TiE-Angels

    Nutter represented TiE-Angels, a "For Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs" investment group in a Series A financing.

  • TurningArt

    Nutter represented TurningArt, a Web-based art rotation service making art accessible, in a Series Seed 2 financing and Series Seed financing.

  • Zagster, Inc.

    Nutter advised Zagster, Inc., an online bikesharing program, in a seed financing angel round.

  • New Zealand private equity fund

    Nutter advised a New Zealand private equity fund on its investment in a Massachusetts-based medical device company.

  • Extreme obstacle course racing early stage company

    Nutter represented an early stage, extreme obstacle course racing company in a funding round awarded on Shark Tank.

  • Software application and development early stage company

    Nutter represented an early-stage software application and development company in a $750,000 SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) investment.

  • Guided Surgery Solutions, LLC

    Nutter advised Guided Surgery Solutions, LLC, a medical devices company, in an accelerator loan from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

  • iGetBetter, Inc.

    Nutter represented iGetBetter, Inc., a supplier of cloud-based post-acute care transition solutions, in a Series A round.

  • Clean Crop Technologies

    Nutter advised Clean Crop Technologies in connection with its $6 million series A financing led by ReGen Ventures, Trailhead Capital, and the MassMutual Catalyst Fund.

  • Code-X, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Code-X, Inc., a software development company, in connection with a Series A financing.

  • Hadron Healthcare Fund

    Nutter advised Hadron Healthcare Fund in MariMed, Inc.’s (OTCQX: MRMD) $46 million financing.

  • Vestigo Ventures

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Vestigo Ventures in connection with its closing of a $6 million financing round in ForMotiv, the leader in digital behavioral data capture and predictive analytics solutions used by Fortune 500 insurance carriers and financial institutions carriers globally.

  • Vestigo Ventures

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Vestigo Ventures in connection with its closing of Vestigo Ventures Fund II, L.P. with $117.3 million total fund commitments, surpassing its fundraising goal.

  • Wandering Bear, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Wandering Bear, Inc., a cold brew coffee maker, in connection with its $5 million funding round backed by existing investors.

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