Startups / Emerging Companies

Helping businesses and ventures with compelling technologies reach their growth objectives with sound legal strategies and solutions.

Louis focuses his practice on advising entrepreneurs and their management teams, investors and financial advisors at all stages of growth. Louis especially enjoys being able to help his clients achieve hyper-growth, go public and to successfully obtain optimal liquidity events.

His work on behalf of clients has included:

  • Garage to global experience representing clients at all stages of growth.
  • Experience as company-side counsel and investor counsel in angel, seed and venture capital financings and M&A transactions.
  • Experience as outside general counsel for emerging private growth companies in the innovation economy.
  • Experience as outside general counsel for emerging private growth companies in the innovation economy.
  • Experience with public offerings and private placements of equity, equity-linked and debt securities.
  • Experience as buy- and sell-side advisors in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spinoffs, strategic investments and joint ventures.
  • Corporate governance and securities law compliance experience.
  • Experience representing both U.S. and non-U.S. registrants before the SEC, FINRA, NYSE and NASDAQ

Services include:

  • Company formation
  • Seed and early-stage financings and later-stage capital raising strategies
  • Long-term intellectual property strategic planning
  • Executive compensation and employment law counseling.
  • Regulatory and compliance counseling.
  • Alternative exit strategies
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Recapitalizations
  • IPOs
  • Strategic partnerships/licensing strategies

Representative Clients:

  • Aquis (beauty-tech)
  • (fintech) backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, CheckALT and SoftBank Opportunity Fund)
  • Bionure (life sciences)
  • Centric Software (PLM enterprise SAAS software backed by Dassault Systemes and Oak Investment Partners)
  • CheckALT (fintech, backed by Shai Stern)
  • Design Barn, Inc., the creator of Lottie Files (multi-platform animation creation tool backed by M12, Adobe and 500 Startups)
  • Double A Labs Corp (immersive experience SAAS platform using augmented reality to improve enterprise engagement with their customers)
  • Fanvestor (blockchain marketplace for content creators)
  • Learning Squared, the creator of Square Panda (AI for edtech, backed by Andre Agassi)
  • Mindvalley, Inc. (edtech, personal growth, consumer internet)
  • Mirantis, offering enterprises unprecedented speed to ship code faster across public and private clouds (backed by Intel Capital, Insight Venture Partners and August Capital)
  • NachoNacho (marketplace for B2B SAAS products)
  • Nimbus Web (workflow and communication management tool)
  • Proseeder (deal flow management SAAS platform)
  • Rallyware (performance enablement platform for direct sales backed by Peak Span Capital)
  • Securly (security for edtech, backed by Owl Ventures and Defy Ventures, sold to Golden Gate)
  • Sharecare (NYSE:¬†SHCR, the digital health platform that acquired doc.ai)
  • Sourced Craft Cocktails (ecommerce consumer platform)
  • Spire Bioventures
  • Tuplejump (big data, sold to Cupertino based company)
  • Vcheck Global (background check solutions for investors backed by Shai Stern and Seth Farbman)
  • WannaSplit (fintech)
  • WineAccess (consumer internet, backed by Norwest Venture Partners)
  • Zero Cognitive Systems, Inc. (AI for productivity automation, backed by OneWay Ventures, Altair and others)