Fund Raising

Many founders of startups in India encounter challenges when navigating the constantly evolving venture capital ecosystem, including but not limited to:



Many founders of startups in India encounter challenges when navigating the constantly evolving venture capital ecosystem, including but not limited to:

  • : Determining the appropriate valuation for their venture;
  • : Evaluating the investment readiness of their venture;
  • : Developing a compelling narrative for their pitch deck;
  • : Identifying reliable fundraising and legal experts for due diligence;
  • : Locating and engaging with suitable investors;
  • : Presenting their pitch to investors;
  • : Engaging in negotiations;
  • : Finalising the investment round.

Stages of Fund Raising

There are typically five stages of startup funding, which are:

  • Seed Stage: At this stage, the startup is usually in its early development phase and requires funding to get off the ground. Funding can come from friends and family, angel investors, or incubators/accelerators.
  • Series A: This stage is the first major round of venture capital funding. The startup has usually developed a prototype and has a clear business plan. The funding is used to build out the team, develop the product, and begin marketing efforts.
  • Series B: At this stage, the startup has achieved some level of success and is looking to expand its operations. Funding is used to scale the business, develop new products or services, and expand the team.
  • Series C: This stage is focused on scaling the business even further and entering new markets. The funding is used to hire additional staff, acquire other companies, and expand operations.
  • IPO: An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is when a startup goes public and sells shares of stock to the public. This is typically the final stage of startup funding and allows the company to continue growing and expanding.

Why approach LAWYASA?

  • Expertise: Lawyasa has a team of experienced professionals who specialize in fundraising activities. We have in-depth knowledge of the legal and regulatory requirements associated with fundraising and can provide expert guidance throughout the process.
  • Customized Approach: Lawyasa understands that each business has unique funding needs and requirements. We can tailor our services to meet the specific needs of your business and devise a customized fundraising strategy.
  • Network and Connections: Lawyasa has a vast network of contacts and connections in the business and investment community. We can leverage these connections to help you identify potential investors, venture capitalists, or other funding sources that align with your business objectives.
  • Legal Compliance: Fundraising involves various legal and regulatory compliance requirements. Lawyasa can ensure that your fundraising activities comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards, minimizing the risk of legal complications in the future.
  • Documentation and Due Diligence: Lawyasa can assist in preparing the necessary documentation for fundraising, including term sheets, investment agreements, and prospectuses. We can also conduct due diligence on potential investors to ensure that the funding sources are reputable and align with your business goals.
  • Negotiation and Deal Structuring: Lawyasa can provide guidance and support during the negotiation process with potential investors. We can help structure deals that are favorable to your business while protecting your interests.
  • Investor Relations: After securing funding, Lawyasa can assist in managing investor relations, including compliance with reporting requirements, investor communications, and any legal matters that may arise during the course of the investment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is SEBI and what role does it play in fundraising in India?

Q: What are some common types of fundraising for startups in India?

Q: Are there any restrictions on foreign investment in Indian startups?

Q: What is the difference between seed funding and Series A funding?

Q: What is a term sheet and why is it important in fundraising?

Q: What are the tax implications of fundraising for startups in India?

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