Explore. Grow. Launch.

A resource for entrepreneurs and founders of in various stages of growth, WilmerHale Launch is your source for answers to the questions that impact you every day. We provide the tools and information you need to build your knowledge and position your for success.

Start Exploring

Explore Topics Related to Your Business

Formation

New to the startup world or a seasoned entrepreneur in need of a refresher? Explore our formation topics to ensure your business is built for the long haul.

Read More

Financing

Whether you’re flush with cash or in need of additional financing, understanding all of your financial options will set you up for the best chance of meeting your goals.

Read More

IP

Protecting your IP is critical to your company’s future. Ensuring you file necessary patents, obtain trademarks and secure copyright protection can be the difference between failure and success.

Read More

Expansion

Time to take your business to the next level? Increase your knowledge on what it will take to grow your business, whether in the US or abroad.

Read More

Related Topics

Exit

Whether you are thinking about selling or considering going public, find the legal information you need to prepare for what lies ahead.

Read More

Related Topics

Let our Knowledge Navigator direct you to content specific to where you are on your journey.

Meet Our Team

View all team members

Narrow Your Search

Stephanie Evans

Stephanie Evans

Partner
Washington DC
View Bio
Monica Grewal

Monica Grewal

Partner
Boston
View Bio
Jason Kropp

Jason Kropp

Partner
Boston | New York
View Bio
Daniel Zimmermann

Daniel Zimmermann

Partner
Palo Alto
View Bio
Lia Der Marderosian

Lia Der Marderosian

Partner
Boston
View Bio

Build Your Knowledge with Our Tools

Startup Dictionary

Understand the jargon by perusing our comprehensive glossary of business terms.

Find Out More

Knowledge Navigator

Let our interactive tool direct you to answers specific to your business situation.

Find Out More

Document Generator

Create important legal documents that will enable you to start and grow your company.

Find Out More

This online tool built and operated by a third party helps founders make decisions on how to divide equity.

Find Out More

Q&A Forum

View our extensive list of common startup-related questions answered by our legal team.

Find Out More

Research News and Information

News & Publications

WilmerHale Represents RigUp in $300M Series D Funding Round

10.10.2019

On October 10, 2019, RigUp, Inc., the energy industry’s largest marketplace for on-demand services and skilled labor, announced that it secured $300 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with additional investors Founders Fund, Bedrock Capital and Quantum Energy Partners.

Read More

Events

MIT Enterprise Forum: Tactical Workshop on Term Sheets

12.3.2019

Term sheets form the basis of your capital-raising transaction and relationship with any investor, from angel to VC. At some point, every entrepreneur and startup founder is faced with navigating a term sheet. Understanding the best strategies for raising funds and knowing the right questions to ask when negotiating terms can be critical to your company's success. Join WilmerHale Emerging Company and Venture Capital Practice Co-Chair and Partner Gary Schall and Senior Associate Avery Reaves for a quick-hitting overview on term sheets and other tips for raising a seed financing round. This program covers convertible note and Series Seed/A term sheets in plain English and offers pointers on what is and is not negotiable. Topics of discussion will include: parties to an early-stage financing transaction, their roles and objectives; the practical effects of pre- and post-money valuation and dilution; point-by-point review of the material terms of a financing term sheet; and preparing for a negotiation, what to negotiate vs. less negotiable/non-negotiable terms.

Read More

Blog

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of October 6, 2019

10.11.2019

A weekly roundup of some interesting articles and resources we've found. Links compiled by Ryan Crane.

Read More

Videos

Watch WilmerHale lawyers and industry experts speak about topics pertaining to your business.


Watch Videos