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Get the right legal structures (entities, licenses, documents, tax formalities) in place to attract funds from investors from around the globe.

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Attract global investments

By pinning down the legal requirements for your next fundraising round, you can sort all your documents, sail through your due diligence processes, and identify and eliminate any dealbreakers getting in between you and your ideal investors.

I was impressed with the professionalism of lawyers provided by Legal Nodes. They knew the ins and outs of venture deals and could predict all the issues we needed to resolve.
Ivan Kaunov
Co-founder, Finmap
Ivan Kaunov

How to structure
your next fundraising round

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Find the most investor-friendly jurisdiction

Which jurisdictions have low set up and operating costs and quick setup timelines?
What tax implications could arise at the stage of cash-out/exit?
Where can I open a bank / crypto account to accept both crypto and fiat investor funds and can I open one remotely?
Which countries have an investor-friendly regulatory environment?
Which legal entity type is best for my startup?
Private limited company in Estonia?
LTD in the UK?
C-corporation in Delaware, USA?
What investment documents do I need?
What are the most crucial terms of the investment agreements?
Which convertible investments documents (SAFE, CN, ASA, etc.) might be best?
Which equity investments documents  (SPA, SHA, bespoke AoA) might be best?
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Choose the right entities and documents

03

Prepare to receive investment from globally-located investors

How do I know if I can accept funding from investors in specific markets and if there are laws I must comply with when doing so?
How can I properly KYC check investors and verify their funds?
How can I keep control over my company when signing agreements with investors?
How can I structure my captable and how might the dilution of shares work with regards to exit proceedings for the founders after raising a few investment rounds?

How Legal Nodes helps

Explore

Start by submitting a request to Legal Nodes. Whatever stage of fundraising you’re at, we can help you find answers to all your big questions.

Strategize

Identify your best legal fundraising options and get cost and timeline estimates, for all your global legal tasks including company registration and docs preparation.

Achieve

Kick-start your legal fundraising works with locally-based lawyers handling all your tasks, so you can legally prepare for your next fundraising round.

We're glad we've partnered with Legal Nodes to help us with the due diligence. The lawyers from a virtual team acted quickly and were on top of all things that we needed to achieve in the process.
Anastasiia Smyk
Co-founder & CEO, InputSoft
Anastasiia Smyk

Swap confusion for clarity with your next global investment round.

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Get help with these fundraising legal tasks

We work with legal experts, tax advisors, and licensing specialists in multiple countries to help structure fundraising with global investors.

Discover some of the tasks that can help your fundraising be a success.

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Investment round legal structuring

Prepare a Capitalisation Table, Founders Agreement and Investment Agreement (SAFE, ASA, Convertible Note) to raise funds from investors

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🇲🇹 Malta
🇨🇾 Cyprus
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Fundraising company registration

Register a legal entity to raise initial investments, start hiring team members, and to kickstart product development

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Corporate structuring

Upgrade the corporate structure of your business by separating HoldingCo (parent company) and OpCo-s (subsidiaries) in preparation of new investment rounds

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🇦🇪 UAE
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🇲🇹 Malta
🇨🇾 Cyprus
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Equity financing and M&A

Legally structure equity financing rounds by issuing shares to investors and signing SPAs & SHAs or legally structure shares / asset sale when making an exit

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Frequently asked questions

How can I avoid deal breakers in negotiations with investors?

Deal breakers can occur when fundraising rounds are launched without considering all the different legal questions and requirements. For example, if a company is registered in a country that is not acceptable for investors, or the company ownership type isn’t fundable, then this is a deal breaker that can cost you investors. Avoid these by properly exploring all your global options and requirements, starting with identifying which jurisdictions might be suitable for your specific startup’s needs, and then identifying which legal entities, investing instruments and investor verification checks are required. By thinking ahead beyond your initial fundraising goals (towards future investment rounds and even exits) you can better anticipate the needs of investors and founders, and avoid any deal breakers along the way.

How can I verify my investors?

Verifying investors can be done via KYC (know your customer) and AML (anti-money laundering) checks, as well as other means set out in country-specific legislation. It’s critical that you understand what sort of checks might apply to your investors, as without taking proper precautions, your startup could face financial repercussions. For example, in instances when a founder should have verified investor’s accreditation but failed to do so, the founder can face fines and penalties for breach of securities and capital market laws. Verification also guards against risks of accepting money from unclear sources of funds or from investors who might be PEP (politically exposed persons) or who may have connections with sanctioned countries.

Which is the best country to launch a fundraising round?

The best countries to launch fundraising rounds are typically those that are "friendly" or suitable for your specific product (whether you're a SaaS company, marketplace, etc.) and are also attractive to investors. Based on our experience, countries that may be most suitable for global fundraising include the US, the UK, Estonia, Singapore, Lithuania, Malta, Hong Kong, and the UAE. This is not a definitive list, as each startup's case is different and many factors apply.

How much does it cost to do the legal structuring for a fundraising round?

Estimating costs for a fundraising round can be like asking “how long is a piece of string”. We help tackle this, by first assessing which country you might want to base your fundraising works in, and then look at which documents and other due diligence works you need. That way, we can provide guidelines on costs, and help you better predict costs in the future. You can take a look at rough estimates for fundraising works on our pricing page, but for a better idea of how much your next fundraising round will cost, speak to us.

How can I pass legal due diligence for fundraising?

We’ve helped lots of clients pass through due diligence processes with ease and you can read about some of our successful client stories here. The best way to get through due diligence is by mapping out all the possible options, taking into account legal, tax, compliance, and investor considerations. Most startups are global by default, so it’s important to think about your options on a global level, as well as identify any risks, deal breakers, and road blocks. Finally, you’ll need a globally-spread team to get your fundraising round off the ground. We work with legal, licensing, tax, and privacy experts worldwide, so if you’d like help with the legal preparatory works for your next investment round, speak to us.

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