Startup Company Finance

As business owners know, raising capital is essential to the survival and long-term success of startup and early-stage companies. Depending on its industry, stage of development, and the growth and exit goals of its principals, startup companies have numerous financing instruments from which to choose. From straightforward friends and family and seed financings, to multi-round convertible note financings and SAFEs, to more advanced series financing rounds with institutional investors, Sam has assisted clients big and small with all manner of early-stage investments.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented public-private partnership in more than two dozen equity and convertible debt investments in startup companies based in Missouri (2012-2019)
  • Regularly assisted startup companies in obtaining seed equity financing though St. Louis-based business incubator program (2015-2019)
  • Represented regional grooming products company with Series Preferred Stock financing and subsequent conversion to Delaware corporation and Series A Preferred Stock financing (September 2018–February 2019)
  • Represented small technology startup with friends and family financing round (December 2018)
  • Represented St. Louis-based technology company in Series A Financing round and related conversion to Delaware corporation (November 2018)
  • Represented St. Louis-based tech company in $12 million Series B Preferred Stock financing (May 2018)
  • Represented large national healthcare company in $4 million note and warrant offering of startup health services company (April 2018)
  • Represented seed-stage food and beverage company in convertible note financing of approximately $1 million (March 2018)
  • Represented St. Louis-based web app company with multiple rounds of convertible note offerings (2015-2018)
  • Represented startup web app in Series A financing as part of a venture capital accelerator program (November 2017)
  • Represented large national healthcare company in $3 million investment in common stock of startup health services company (August 2017)
  • Represented St. Louis-based technology services company with $3.5 million Series Seed Preferred financing (July 2017)
  • Represented men’s grooming products company in seed funding round through an Ohio-based accelerator program (June 2017)
  • Represented men’s grooming products company in standalone convertible note financing (June 2017)
  • Represented established venture capital company in a Series Seed II Preferred Unit investment in a Missouri-based startup company (May 2017)