Legal Nodes for Ukraine
Solve your early-stage startup legal needs and help protect the freedom of Ukraine.
An initiative by VIRTUAL LEgal Officers of Legal Nodes to help Ukrainian startups and support Ukraine during wartime.
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the Program's Mission
Supporting Ukrainian startup founders
Our Virtual Legal Officers are working pro bono to help Ukrainian startup founders do business across borders by providing them with legal support at a discounted rate.
Helping Ukraine win the war
In partnership with the KOLO fund, all funds raised through this program will go towards supporting Ukraine.
What's in the program?
Ukrainian Startups Legal Support
Access to Legal Resources for Startups for 6 months:
- ✅Detailed instructions on how to create a company in the U.S. (Delaware) and in the UK, open a bank account
- ✅Templates of and instructions for use of key legal agreements with the team: NDA, Service Agreement, IP Assignment Agreement
- ✅Templates of documents and instructions on how to issue and transfer shares to founders, and give share options to the team
What do you get?
- Guidance on incorporation in two favorable jurisdictions for startups (US and UK) and how to manage a company
- Key legal documents, such as legal agreements with your team and instructions on how to use them
- Help and guidance from experts on issuing shares to founders and the team
- Sessions with startup Virtual Legal Officers to to make the most of the legal resources and apply the resources to your startup's needs
Who is this program for?
Our Program is most suitable for Ukrainian startups entering global markets
Your startup must have at least 1 Ukrainian founder and team members from Ukraine
Your startup must be aiming to raise funds and do business in foreign markets (like the UK, the EU, or the US) in the near future
How it works
Apply to the program by completing the form
Ukrainian startup founders who need legal support to enter global markets and raise funding can apply to the Program by completing this form.
We review your application and notify you of the results
There are 15 places on the program for 15 unique startups. We review applications and offer places on a first-come-first-serve basis and will notify you in 5 business days if you’re accepted.
You activate the subscription and get access
Successful applicants will be provided with legal support at a discounted rate (at just $599 instead of $1500) across a 3-month period and 6 months of access to resources.
All payments go directly to KOLO
Virtual Legal Officers will work pro bono and all program fees paid by participants will go directly to the KOLO fund to support Ukraine.
Meet the Virtual Legal Officers
Daria is a seasoned corporate lawyer with 8 years of experience that includes work on M&As, VC startups and VC funds across variety of sectors. Daria has worked with startups like Finmap, Neurons Lab and Obimy.
Oleksandr has been consulting IT and blockchain companies for more than 4 years. He specializes in legal support of Web2 and Web3 startups and M&As. Oleksandr has worked with Boosty, Elai and ABM Cloud.
Legal Nodes helps founders solve their legal matters all in one place, with help from a network of international lawyers at their fingertips, and a Virtual Legal Officer to orchestrate all the work.
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Based on our experience with startups, three months is an optimal timeframe to register a company and sort out the most significant post-incorporation legal matters. During the three month period, you will be able to book weekly legal sessions and access legal resources. After the program has ended, you will have access to the legal resources for an additional three months.
The state of Delaware, in the US, and the jurisdiction of the UK are two of the most popular and startup-friendly jurisdictions offering various legal instruments that are explicitly designed for venture startups. As a result, we’ve chosen these two jurisdictions as optimal options for this program.
No, the team at Legal Nodes will not be registering companies on behalf of founders. Instead, we provide guides to help founders choose the most suitable jurisdiction for registration and to adequately prepare for successful registration. We also cover what founders must do in the process, and which registration agents to choose.
Yes! Our Virtual Legal Officers work with venture-backed startups daily, assisting them with legal structuring, due diligence preparation, and venture deal structuring. Our Virtual Legal Officers have helped more than 200 venture startups solve their legal tasks and have a range of experience and expertise that founders can benefit from.
No. All the information provided by Virtual Legal Officers, provided in the legal resources, and discussed in legal sessions is not legal advice.
This program is based on one of Legal Nodes’s most popular paid products. This program is slightly different as it is being offered to successful applicants at a significant discount of 60% the regular price. This is to help founders access this legal support at a more affordable rate. We also are specifically offering our program to Ukrainian founders of early stage startups. We want to ensure that it provides the most value, so we pre-select the startups that match all the program's criteria and who will benefit the most from this kind of support.