► Startup Financing and Venture Capital

Axis provides experienced handling of financing transactions between Startups, Angels, Investors, and VCs.

Our focus is on pre-seed, seed-stage, and growth-oriented startups, small businesses, as well as investor-backed ventures in a wide variety of financing transactions, including international financing.

► Who We Represent in Startup Financing Deals

Axis represents both investor-side and startup-side clients in startup financing matters.

  • Startup-side counsel
  • Founders
  • Co-founders
  • Common stockholders
  • Directors and boards
  • Company officers
  • Investor-side counsel
  • Investors
  • Venture capitalists
  • Angel investors
  • Preferred stockholders
  • Noteholders

► Startup Financing Practice Areas

We assist startups and investors materialize financing transactions to help raise capital, obtain working/project capital, and otherwise grow the startup upward. Our startup financing practice areas include but are not limited to the following:


Startup Financings and Investments

We assist startup clients with a wide variety of financing and investment transactions, whether involving equity issuances, debt-based financings, new investments, acquisitions, incentive-based issuances, or others:

  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Assignments
  • Business Loan Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Collateral Assignments & Security Agreements
  • Convertible Notes
  • Deal Memos
  • Debt Financings
  • Equity Incentive Plans
  • Equity Financings
  • Investor Agreements
  • Lock Up Agreements
  • Mezzanine Loans
  • Memos of Understanding
  • Non-Profit Financings
  • Pledge Agreements
  • Promissory Notes
  • Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Revolving Notes
  • SAFEs
  • Section 83(b) Elections
  • Securities filings
  • Stock Issuance
  • Stock Incentive Plans
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Term Sheets

Employee Incentives, Stock, and Options

Axis assists startups with employee incentives, stock issuances, and options:

  • Employee agreements
  • Employee incentive issuances
  • Employee stock issuances
  • Employee options
  • Stock options and option plans
  • Warrants
  • Contractor/service-provider issuances
  • Deferred compensation packages

Read our Startup FAQs

Our FAQs answer the most common issues
faced by California startups.

We have an extensive FAQ Library that covers the most common questions we get from startups , as well as FAQs on recent changes in California law affecting startups throughout California.

Visit our Entire FAQ Library

Our Recent Projects

Have we counseled startups like yours?
All the time.

We have represented a variety of startup clients in numerous industries across multiple disciplines and practice matters. Here are some of the highlights.


► Our Latest Charitable Giving Projects

Did you know that our clients’ legal dollars are hard at work giving back to the community? Axis is a significant donor and supporter of a multitude of charitable giving projects in the Los Angeles, California community as well as nationwide, donating a portion of legal fees to a variety of underserved needs and causes. Check out at our latest charitable giving projects below, and know that in supporting Axis, you are helping us improve hundreds of lives.