Law Offices of
Thomas Gross


  San Jose  Silicon Valley
Corporate, Business, Contracts, M&A, Securities (408) 377-4178

Venture Capital Services for Silicon Valley & California businesses

Our firm is located in Silicon Valley, the leading venture capital center of the world.  Our attorneys have experience working with venture capital firms, angels and private investors in Silicon Valley.  They have also been involved with organizations such as the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).   

If you are a company that seeks, venture capital funding, we can help your business become more venture capital friendly.  We can also help you draft a quality business plan and summary.  Because obtaining venture capital is often a difficult process and only a small minority of businesses achieve this, we certainly can not guarantee success, but we can improve your odds.  We can also help you explore other capital and financing alternatives-angels, private investors and lenders.

If you are able to successfully attract venture capital or other private financing, we can help you negotiate the terms of the venture capital or private investor contract.  We can advise you on how to best protect your interests.  While venture capital can be very positive, it certainly comes with risks.  Without experienced legal representation, many entrepreneurs have readily signed into contracts that they later regretted.  We understand the types of provisions that can be the source of  traps for unwary entrepreneurs such as liquidation preferences, preferred class preferences, anti-dilution clauses, security interests, and provisions which give up too much management control or permit an easy path to board and management takeovers. 

We can help you comply with all the legal requirements including preparation of offering documents to comply with the disclosure laws, creation of any new preferred classes of shares in accordance with state corporate law, and state and federal security registration  to comply with state (blue sky)  and federal (SEC) laws.  We can generally structure the transaction so that it is exempt from registration, which is very expensive and time consuming.


General Venture Capital

       National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

                NVCA Member Directory

        PWC Moneytree 


        Venture Capital Directory 



Venture Capital Directories or Search Services

        Infon Venture Capital Database (free)

        NVCA Member Directory (free)

        Pratt's Guide to Venture Capital Source (Available at libraries)

        PWC Moneytree (free for registered users)

        VCPro Venture Capital Database 2005 ($)

        Silicon Valley Venture Capital Directory (free, current)



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