With several entrepreneurs in our ranks, we understand what goes into building a business. It’s much more than turning an idea into revenues. It takes preparation, planning, sacrifice, and adaptability. And once you’ve given everything you have, occasionally the tide changes and you have to re-think your entire strategy. With hundreds of successful startups as clients, we thrive on turning an initial consultation into a successful, long-term relationship. So give us a call and let’s get started.

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  • Have facilitated over 250 venture transactions ranging from $250k Seed rounds through Series C placements, representing over $500M in transaction value
  • Recently represented the Company in a $20M tender offer transaction
  • Recently represented a Northeast based software Company in a $12M Series C round and $10M Secondary offering

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Venture Glossary

Welcome to Venture Glossary™, where we arm you with the venture startup terminology tools you need.

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Early Stage Lifecycle

Wondering if your startup is where it should be? This infographic will walk you through the five stages a startup goes through and give you an idea of where you should be when it comes to your startup’s product, funding, marketing, revenues, legal work, and more.

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Venture Deals Report

To provide analysis on early-stage venture financing in North Texas, we have reviewed our venture transactions on a year-by-year basis.

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Select Offering Exemptions Chart

Here is a guide identifying some of the requirements, limitations, and advantages of a few federal exemptions available to small businesses raising capital.

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Office Hours

Office Hours is our podcast covering general issues related to small businesses and startups.

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Preparing for Funding

Preparing For Funding is a series of Office Hours episodes about getting your company’s legal house in order before taking on funding.

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Silicon Valley Review

In Silicon Valley Review, we review each episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley and discuss how it applies to real startups.

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Three Things
In Three Things, we ask leaders in the startup and small business community three questions related to their experience with entrepreneurship.
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Venture Deals Review

Venture Deals Review is a series of Office Hours episodes discussing the seminal book in the venture world, Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist.

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