Emerging companies and venture capital

BVDV represents startups and scale-ups active in various sectors, from agrifood to healthcare to high-tech. We also advise venture capital funds, angel investors and financiers that finance startups and growth companies.

Venture capital and angel investors

BVDV advises and represents venture capital funds and angel investors. BVDV assists in negotiations and advises on equity investments, financing facilities, convertibles and various legal issues that may arise well after funding.

Emerging companies: advice during every stage

BVDV’s team offers extensive knowledge and experience in every phase of emerging companies. Our strength is our knowledge of corporate law and tax law. From incorporation and beyond, we advise on the ideal legal structure of the company, anticipating the envisaged financing or investment and the availability of tax regulations and exemptions that promote innovation and impact. We advise on financing (for example, an equity investment, a convertible loan or alternative financing) and help with the preparations, negotiations and documentation. Our network of experts is at your disposal.

BVDV offers continued support beyond the initial incorporation and funding:

Innovate & protect: the BVDV IP team advises on the protection of innovations and intellectual property. BVDV can register and protect your brands, your source code and designs.

Employees & team: our BVDV employment lawyers help you hit the ground running with your employees. To stimulate key personnel and keep them engaged, our corporate and tax specialists advise on employee incentive plans, including share certifications (through trust foundations), option plans, stock appreciation rights and more.

Board & advisors: together with the entrepreneur we set up the ideal governance structure, help position the company on stakeholder policy, ESG policy and diversity and inclusiveness policies. We have vast experience with supervisory boards and other (informal or formal) advisory bodies in which all kinds of stakeholders may be involved.

Fundraising: after your (pre) seed round, BVDV assists in the preparation, negotiation and documentation for further financing or investment rounds, from your next seed round to Series A and subsequent rounds.

Acquisitions or an exit: BVDV’s specialized and experienced M&A team is at your disposal for a strategic acquisition or an exit.

Social & sustainable enterprises

BVDV represents many impact-driven entrepreneurs and financiers. BVDV (a B Corp ourselves) has specific knowledge and experience in this special and diverse sector. Our innovative contract provisions in this area often quickly become industry standard. B Corps and sustainable companies receive a discount on our standard rates.