Financing Round

Raise more capital and close your round faster with the right strategy and expert legal support.

Financing rounds can make or break your startup

How do you make your investors happy without compromising your own interests and the interests of your startup?

What concrete steps do you need to plan for so your financing round goes smoothly and closes quickly? How will certain choices you make today affect your company tomorrow?

What legal documents do you need to prepare?

The future of your company depends on how you handle these important issues.

You need an experienced partner at your side

We specialize in supporting startups during financing rounds and will make sure your interests are protected.

During the negotiations with your investors, we’ll work hard to craft a win-win solution for all parties involved. Your investors want your company to thrive, too. We’ll build trust between them and your startup to lay the foundation for a successful collaboration.

We will:

  • Advise you on your fundraising strategy and other related questions
  • Manage your convertible or equity round
  • Negotiate with the investors together with you or on your behalf
  • Draft all necessary legal documents
  • Advise you on regulatory compliance and other legal issues

Experienced and pragmatic

We worked with EMBARK.LAW in all of our financing rounds since founding bestsmile (several seed rounds and the Series A). We appreciate their clear, efficient and lean process and the direct communication. EMBARK.LAW manages the negotiations with our investors in a solution-oriented and pragmatic way and creates trust between the parties right from the start. You can tell the amount of experience involved. And this is also why I always enjoy fine-tuning our fundraising strategy together.

Logo bestsmilePhilip Magoulas, CFO and Co-Founder Best Smile AG

In 2020, the closing rate of the financing rounds we advised on was 100%.

Fast and flexible

We know you need to move fast. And we can keep up. We respond to your questions and resolve any matter asap. Or we let you know when you can count on our response.

Transparent process

Not knowing what your lawyers are currently doing and blindly relying on them is a scary feeling. That’s why we’ll always keep you in the loop. With us, you’ll have peace of mind always knowing who is doing what and why.

Well connected

We are actively involved and well connected in the startup ecosystem. Our founder is a board member of SICTIC, one of the biggest Swiss investor clubs. Having studied in the SF Bay Area and worked with Silicon Valley startups, he also has direct ties to the California startup community.

Clear and transparent communication

The communication with EMBARK.LAW’s team is straightforward and clear. What we appreciate the most is that they make sure that we understand all the little details and their implications so that we can make our decisions with confidence. They also answer our questions very quickly and let us know when we can expect their answers. Knowing that they are thinking along helps us free our minds and allows us to focus on other things.

Logo AnimaticoPascal Berard, CEO Animatico AG

Fees

We bill based on our hourly rates, with the final fee capped at a maximum amount that won’t be crossed. Even if we work more hours, your final bill won’t exceed the cap (assuming we stay within the agreed scope).

Below, the capped fees for seed equity and convertible rounds, followed by the hourly rates. For post-seed rounds, please contact us for a quote.

Caps do not include:

  • Costs for notary and commercial register
  • Tax ruling
  • Due diligence work
  • Clean-up work
  • Employment-related matters
  • IP transfers

If you want us to help you with these tasks, please contact us for a quote.

Usually, we work based on our own templates. If we need to review and/or amend your own templates, additional fees may apply.

Hourly Rates

  Attorney or legal advisor Paralegal or intern
Startup rate
CHF 290/h CHF 145/h
General rate CHF 390/h CHF 195/h

All fees are additionally subject to value added tax (VAT).

We invoice on a monthly basis, with invoices to be paid within 15 days after receipt.

At the beginning of our collaboration, we usually ask you for a retainer (a deposit paid in advance) due at signature of the engagement letter.

Want to work together?

If you’re interested in working with us, please email us a:

hello@embark.law

We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your goals and how we can help you achieve them.