WPGrow: Start-Up / Venture Capital

Our WPGrow: Start-Up / Venture Capital Practice is ranked as a tier 1 practice across all major legal publications with a number of our lawyers being also individually recognised as leading practitioners in the start-up and venture capital space. As one of the first practices to be recognised as a top-tier practice in this area of start-ups and venture capital in Singapore, our lawyers have the requisite experience and expertise to handle the entire spectrum of start-up / venture capital matters. This includes the setting up of employee incentive plans and preparation of data privacy policies to the raising of equity funding rounds and trade sales, as well as the setting up of venture capital fund management firms and the raising of venture capital funds. Our uniqueness as a Firm that is multidisciplinary in nature means that we are able to capitalise on the strengths of the various practice groups in our firm to offer the most dedicated and comprehensive advice.

Whether our clients are angel investors, venture capitalists, early stage start-ups or unicorn technology companies, we are invested in partnering them for the long term and to provide them with holistic, practical and effective solutions.

Our team is also proud to be part of the core working group for the Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements ("VIMA") initiative spearheaded by the Singapore Academy of Law and the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. The VIMA is a pragmatic set of contracts intended to balance the interests of both the investor and company. It narrows the scope of open issues and negotiation by the parties to help them reach common ground quicker. Parties can therefore focus their time on addressing and negotiating more bespoke and deal specific issues for incorporation into the documents.

Apart from being part of the core working group, our Partners also actively share their insights at industry-related events to include the annual FinTech Festival. With our depth of knowledge, clients can rest assured of always receiving the most current and practical advice.