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Venture Capital and Angel Financing

Overview

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

  • Hälsa

    Nutter advised Hälsa, a manufacturer of plant-based yogurt drinks made with a base of fermented organic whole grain oats, in a financing round led by Danone Manifesto Ventures, Inc.

  • Wandering Bear Coffee

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

  • Commerce Bancshares Corp.

    Nutter represented Commerce Bancshares Corp. and its subsidiary, Commerce Bank & Trust Company, in its merger with Berkshire Hills Bancorp. Inc. (NYSE: BHLB), in an all-stock transaction valued at $209 million.

  • 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.

  • McCarthy Capital

    Nutter represented McCarthy Capital, a private equity investment firm, when it led a recapitalization and growth equity investment in Seven10 Storage Software, LLC to further accelerate growth.

  • 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.

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