Pepper Seed Program and Early-Stage Clients Achieve Financing Success in 2018.

Firm’s Startup and Emerging Company Clients Saw Notable Business and Funding Activity Last Year

January 31, 2019

Pepper Hamilton LLP today announced that the firm assisted more than 15 SEED Program clients in obtaining financing in 2018, with investments ranging from $400,000 to $25 million. Through the firm’s program for startup and early-stage entrepreneurial development — Pepper SEED™ — Pepper Hamilton attorneys work with emerging companies to provide
a solid and affordable legal foundation while developing a long-term relationship between business and advisor.

The firm also announced today that its attorneys worked on more than 35 venture financings for startup and early-stage clients in 2018, with combined transaction values exceeding $178 million.

Through the SEED Program, Pepper Hamilton has advised hundreds of innovative startups as they launched businesses in the health sciences, technology, retail and social media industries, among others. Accepted participants in the SEED Program benefit from a unique alternative fee structure, where, for a nominal entry fee, they receive a full suite of essential basic legal documents, effective legal counseling, and mentoring in areas such as board development and management, business plan review, and investor relations. Pepper Hamilton attorneys also leverage their extensive array of relationships to introduce SEED Program clients to angel groups, seed funds and venture capital funds.

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