5 Essential Legal Issues to Review Before Securing Venture Capital

    View Authors October 2014

    According to The MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters, venture capitalists invested US$13.0 billion in 1,114 deals in the second quarter of 2014, which is the most money invested in a quarter since the first quarter of 2001. The PwC/NVCA MoneyTree Report further notes that companies receiving a venture investment for the first time accounted for 32 percent of the 1,114 deals completed last quarter. So what are these venture funds and other professional investor groups looking for?

    In a blog post for JumpStart, Squire Patton Boggs lawyer Andrew Renacci looks at five of the more important legal issues that professional investors are likely to review in a standard due diligence process before deciding to make an investment in an early-stage company.