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Emerging Growth and Venture Capital

Your startup will disrupt the status quo, assuming you acquire the capital you need and are positioned to manage rapid growth. That’s where we step in. You’ll work with attorneys who understand your technology and are on top of the latest in capital trends.

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Emerging Growth and Venture Capital


Our Emerging Growth and Venture Capital attorneys are here to help you grow no matter your industry, be it information technology, telecommunications, life sciences, med tech or clean tech. We provide legal expertise and counseling in corporate and securities law, angel and venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, compensation and benefits, and more. Our team-oriented approach offers you access to attorneys who are familiar with and understand your products, technology and business models.

We have offices in some of the hottest startup regions in the United States including Silicon Valley, San Diego, Las Vegas and Scottsdale. We are committed to contributing to startup and emerging growth communities. We sponsor and regularly host events for entrepreneurs and founders who want to take their company to the next level. From interactive workshops and insightful discussions to intimate fireside chats with Silicon Valley’s leading venture capitalists and CEOs, our events offer exceptional networking opportunities and access to information successful entrepreneurs need.



Procopio hosted in its Palo Alto, California, office an Access Silicon Valley event with U First Capital, which featured a discussion with Khosla Ventures VC Rajesh Swaminathan that was facilitated by Procopio Partner and Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice leader Roger Rappoport.


We’re able to assist our clients through all stages of growth including:

  • Initial incorporation preparation through seed and angel investments
  • Venture capital debt and equity financings and strategic investments
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Develop funding strategies appropriate for each client’s needs and circumstances
  • Structure and negotiate venture capital, debt and equity financings, representing both companies and venture capital firms
  • Leverage relationships with premier angel investors, venture capital firms and other sources of debt and equity funding
  • Play an active role in bringing together entrepreneurs and investors

As an added benefit of doing business with a full-service business law firm, we can draw upon Procopio’s significant resources in a number of important related practice areas including:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Tax
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Litigation
  • International law
  • Bankruptcy and creditor rights

Our Intellectual Property attorneys can handle all phases of protection, from selection, development, registration and licensing, to protection and litigation. We are experienced with patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and licensing issues and have technical legal experience in a wide array of industries.

Our Labor and Employment attorneys can assist with a wide range of employment matters, such as employment policies and agreements, human resource counseling, and advice in specialized areas such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and others. We regularly advise clients on issues such as the design and implementation of qualified retirement programs and employee benefit plans, including medical, vacation, severance, health reimbursement arrangements, health savings accounts, self-funded corporate plans and related programs.

We are also part of LawExchange International and Meritas, which allows us to provide our clients worldwide access to quality law firms that also deliver high quality services at exceptional value.

For some entrepreneurs, Procopio has been with them from the beginning with our LaunchPad incubator. Since 2012, a select group of high-technology entrepreneurs have grown their companies in Procopio’s Del Mar Heights office, alongside attorneys who understand their industries and the path to success for emerging growth companies. LaunchPad participants benefit from a complimentary legal start-up package, valuable office space and back-office support, and education on key topics such as valuation, funding, intellectual property strategy, employment issues, and pursuing a strong exit. Our attorneys provide ongoing legal support and assist with corporate structuring, patent protection, investor pitches, branding, and growth strategy.

Learn more about how you might participate in LaunchPad by Procopio here.

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