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Venture Capital & Emerging Growth

A core focus of the Firm’s practice is serving the needs of emerging growth and technology companies. The Firm draws upon its attorneys’ broad transactional expertise to provide strategic legal and business advice to its emerging growth clients through their entire life cycle – from formation and initial funding, to venture capital financings and through eventual exit by IPO or acquisition.

As a result of the Firm’s deep roots in the emerging growth market, the Firm understands the unique practical business needs of early-stage and high-growth companies. The Firm typically acts as outside general counsel to its emerging growth clients, including participating in board-level discussions and serving as an extension of the management team. The Firm strives to understand its clients’ business and markets and give them senior-level attention, which enables the Firm to provide practical and cost-effective legal advice.

Representing private companies as they seek funding from venture capital firms, angel investors or other investors has been a key component of the Firm’s practice. The Firm also represents and has extensive relationships with the most prominent venture capital firms and angel investor groups in Southern California. The Firm has extensive experience in advising on a wide range of financing structures, including seed and angel investor financings, venture capital investments, private equity and other institutional financings, bridge loans, and PIPE transactions for public companies. The Firm’s representation of cutting-edge companies and leading investors allows it to stay apprised of developing market trends and, where appropriate, to make introductions to investors and companies.

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Venture Capital & Emerging Growth News & Announcements

SA&M Client Outstanding Foods Closes on $5M Financing Round Led by SternAegis Ventures
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client Outstanding Foods, maker of PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds, announced it has closed a $5M round of financing led by SternAegis Ventures. Additionally, the...
Navigating Turbulent Business Seas: An Overview of Today’s Personal Liability Risks of Directors of Financially Stressed Start-Ups
The halcyon days of start-up companies and the venture community attraction to them hit a hard stop as the COVID-19 lock down spread across the...
SA&M Client Morpheus Ventures Invests in Series A Funding Round for Drop
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client, Morpheus Ventures co-led, with Alpha Edison, Drop’s Series A funding round raising a total of $13.3 million. The round also...
Caroline Cherkassky Featured in LABJ's Article,
Caroline Cherkassky, Partner in SA&M’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Practice, was featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s article “VCs Defend PPP Use by...
SA&M Attorney Celina Kirchner Featured as Speaker at Digital LA - Digital Latinx
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Attorney Celina Kirchner was featured as a speaker at Digital LA – Digital Latinx webinar panel. The event took place on May...
SA&M Client Embodied Launches Moxie
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client Embodied, the industry-leading robotics and AI company creating state-of-the-art companion robots to revolutionize human-centric care and wellness by enhancing quality of...
SA&M COVID Legal Briefing - SBA 7(a) Loan Programs: Affiliation Considerations for Startups
Background: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, and includes, among other things, a new loan type under...
SA&M Client Tot Squad's Baby Gear Cleaning Services Acquired by BabyQuip
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ client Tot Squad has sold its baby gear cleaning and repair services for an undisclosed sum to BabyQuip, the world’s leading...
SA&M Partner Scott Alderton named 2020 Best Lawyers®
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Founding and Managing Partner, Scott Alderton was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law. Only a single lawyer...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Attorneys Named To 2020 Best Lawyers® in America List
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is proud to announce that two attorneys have been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyers, one of the most valued...
SA&M Client Jamie Siminoff Invests in Moink
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles lawyers Scott Alderton and Madeleine Barenholtz represented client Jamie Siminoff, founder of Ring, LLC, in his investment in Moink, as a...
SA&M Client AutoVitals Receives Investment from Tritium Partners and Appoints Software Veteran as CEO
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client AutoVitals, a leading provider of SaaS solutions to automotive repair and maintenance shops, has announced a strategic growth investment from Tritium Partners....
SA&M Client Storr Announces Partnership with Adidas's Creators Club
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ client Storr announced recently that it has partnered with Adidas’s Creators Club to let anyone open a store in “just three...
SA&M Client Starship Technologies Raises $40 Million in Series A Round
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client Starship Technologies, a company developing small self-driving robotic delivery vehicles, has announced that they have raised $40 million in a Series...
SA&M Client Storr Raises $3M and Launches Peer-to-Peer Mobile Storefront Marketplace
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ client Storr,  a San Francisco-based online retail marketplace, has raised another $3 million in funding led by Spark Capital officially launched its...
SA&M Client VivoAquatics, Inc. Closes Series A Financing Round
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles' client VivoAquatics announced it has secured Series A financing led by Level Equity.
SA&M Client Kairos Ventures Leads Series A Funding Round for PolyCera Membranes
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client Kairos Ventures led a Series A funding round for PolyCera Membranes raising $9 Million. This round of funding will enable PolyCera Membranes, which develops and markets next-generation membrane technology for industrial wastewater treatment and process separation, to make immediate investments to build out its global manufacturing, R&D and sales capabilities.
SA&M Client Starship Technologies Raises Additional $25 Million in Funding & Appoints CEO
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client Starship Technologies, a company developing small self-driving robotic delivery vehicles, announced this week that they have raised an additional $25 million...
Major Legal Pitfalls for Startups – The Case for Hiring a Lawyer before you “Start Up” – Part 2
In this two-part series, Kelly Laffey discusses the legal pitfalls that startups can avoid when forming their company. Kelly counsels clients on issues related to...
Major Legal Pitfalls for Startups – The Case for Hiring a Lawyer before you “Start Up” – Part 1
In this two-part series, Kelly Laffey discusses the legal pitfalls that startups can avoid when forming their company. Kelly counsels clients on issues related to...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Represents Client NEOGOV in Investment by Warburg Pincus
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ client NEOGOV, the leading talent management software platform focused on government, education and public sector clients announced that Warburg Pincus, a...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Assists Colle Capital Partners I, L.P. with Fund Formation
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP recently completed the formation of Colle Capital Partners I, L.P., a $20M global, opportunistic, early-stage technology venture fund.  Managers have...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Honored as Dealmaker of the Year by ACG101
  Stubbs Alderton & Markiles is honored to have received the Dealmaker of the Year Award by ACG101 (Association for Corporate Growth) at their Stars...
SA&M Client HelloTech Raises $12.5M Series A to Expand Its In-Home Tech Support
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP announced today that it assisted client HelloTech with its $12.5 Series A Financing to expand their in-home tech support.
Simple, beautiful conversations on your phone, tablet and desktop Switzerland – A team of more than 50 people from 23 countries, supported by SAM client...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Represents Client The Bouqs Company in $6M Series A Financing
SAM announced that it represented client, The Bouqs Company (TheBouqs.com), a premier cut-to-order online flower delivery service, in a $6 million Series A financing. Led by Azure...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Assists Client Malauzai Software in its $6.5 Million Series C Funding to Expand Mobile Banking SmartApps
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles has announced that it assisted client Malauzai Software, a provider of mobile banking SmartApps for community financial institutions, in its $6.48 million Round...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Advises Morphlabs, Inc. in its $10m in Series D Funding
Los Angeles, August 22, 2013 –  Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP has announced that it advised client Morphlabs, Inc., the leader in efficient and powerful...
Atomico Invests in Series D Funding Round For MasterClass
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP client Atomico participated in MasterClass’s Series D funding round along with IVP, Javelin Ventures, NEA, Advancit Capital, and Evolution Media raising a total of $80M.
SA&M Client Embodied Raises $22 Million in Series A Round
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client Embodied, a robotics and artificial intelligence company, has raised $22 million in Series A funding to support its AI and robotics platforms for improved care and wellness.