Robinson+Cole has assisted hundreds of start-up, emerging and fast growth companies during all stages of the business cycle, from seed capital to venture financing through exit strategy, mergers, acquisitions and IPOs. We have experience with a full range of industries, including biotechnology, business process outsourcing, consumer products, data analytics, digital media, entertainment, fashion and apparel, financial technology, food and beverage, health care, Internet and mobile device applications, manufacturing, media and analytics, medical device, software, and telecommunications.
We provide our clients with practical legal assistance to help minimize the risks they face and to address the essential aspects of their businesses, including:
Our lawyers tailor their advice and solutions to meet the unique needs of early-stage companies, often with an eye toward future rounds of investment and exit strategies. Many of our lawyers previously worked in high growth businesses, and we understand that emerging companies want trusted advisors who provide practical and efficient legal advice.
Robinson+Cole has extensive experience representing both venture-backed companies and venture capital firms in industries such as consumer products, finance, health care, food and beverage, technology, manufacturing, media and marketing, and retail. We understand the standards by which venture capitalists assess businesses, business plans and models, the types and terms of securities involved, and the dynamics of multi-investor groups and multiple series of equity.
Our experience enables us to help clients navigate the often complicated issues involved in venture capital financings, as well as to provide advice and insight to those clients as they grow their businesses. We are well connected with leading venture capital firms across the country, and one of the most satisfying aspects of our work is facilitating appropriate introductions between clients seeking financing and investors with capital to place.
Our lawyers are actively engaged with the start-up, emerging company, and venture communities, serving as board members and participants of key industry groups, including the Angel Investor Forum, the Association for Corporate Growth, the Crossroads Venture Group, the MIT Enterprise Forum and the Growth Network of the Business Council of Fairfield County.