Venture Capital

Troutman Sanders’ Venture Capital practice understands that collaboration is central to the success of any business, particularly emerging growth companies. Our lawyers approach each client relationship as a partnership and an opportunity to provide strategic advice and connections with sources of capital, deal flow and business development opportunities, with a practical focus on helping clients achieve their business goals.

Emerging Growth Companies

Troutman Sanders has represented hundreds of emerging growth companies across a broad range of industries, including software, hardware and other information technology, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications products and services, consumer products, media and many others. We provide the full range of services that an emerging growth company will need throughout its life cycle, from business advice and guidance in connection with entity formation to completing initial public offerings and follow-on securities offerings.

Venture Capital Firms

We represent numerous venture capital firms, as well as the venture arms of operating companies, in providing the full range of services they need to execute their investment strategies, including fund structuring, formation and documentation; negotiations with potential limited partners and placement agents; evaluations of intellectual property and other core technology assets; counseling fund representatives on corporate governance issues; advising on continuing relationships between the venture capital firm and its portfolio companies; and developing and executing exit strategies.

The Full Service Solution

The Troutman Sanders’ broad diversity of practices enables us to provide an efficient and cost effective full service solution to emerging growth companies, some of which are portfolio companies of our venture capital firm clients, with specialist lawyers across a multitude of disciplines who are experienced with the issues that typically confront emerging growth companies, including:

  • patents, trademarks and other intellectual property rights
  • energy (including wind, solar and other renewable energy)
  • licensing and other technology transactions
  • immigration (including H-1B visas)
  • joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • government contracts
  • employee benefits/executive compensation
  • environmental
  • labor and employment
  • privacy and information security
  • tax
  • advertising and marketing
  • real estate
  • litigation
  • securities
  • mergers and acquisitions
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