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Robinson Bradshaw understands the unique legal and strategic business needs of startup and emerging growth companies and the entrepreneurs behind them. We have represented hundreds of entrepreneurial companies across a broad range of industries and have adopted best practices uniquely suited to meet those needs. Our interdisciplinary team-based approach to client service leverages the experience of our attorneys across all of the firm’s practice groups to ensure that our clients are provided high-quality legal services covering a wide array of industries and legal disciplines.
Because we are selective in the clients that we represent, we are able to provide our clients, no matter how small, with extensive partner-level attention while appropriately utilizing junior attorneys to provide services efficiently and cost-effectively. Our select client base better enables us to leverage our deep network within the entrepreneurial community to provide our clients with the insights and introductions that can accelerate the maturation of their businesses.
Our depth of experience and best-in-class client service team allow our entrepreneurial clients to take comfort in the fact that our ability to provide high-quality legal services will scale as rapidly as their businesses require.
Honors & Awards
- U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, national Tier 1 for venture capital law, 2016-19; national Tier 2 for venture capital law, 2015, 2020-21; national Tier 3 for venture capital law, 2013-14; Charlotte Tier 1 for venture capital law, 2013-21; Raleigh Tier 1 for venture capital law, 2014-21; Raleigh Tier 1 for business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), 2019-21
Represented Dude Solutions, a provider of SaaS operations management solutions, in its $100 million-plus Series A financing from Warburg Pincus.
Represented Netsertive, an intelligent online marketing platform company, in its formation and in each round of equity funding from a syndicate of investors including Greycroft Partners, Harbert Venture Partners and RRE Ventures.
Represented Distil Networks, a developer of website security solutions, in its formation and each round of equity funding, including its $20 million-plus Series B financing and Series C financing from a syndicate of investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Foundry Group, Techstars Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Correlation Ventures and IDEA Fund Partners.
Represented Validic, a developer of a digital mobile health platform, in each round of equity funding, including its $12.5 million Series B financing from a syndicate of investors, including Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Greycroft Partners and SJF Ventures.
Represented Digitalsmiths, a video search and discovery platform company, in its Series B, Series C and bridge rounds of equity funding from a syndicate of investors including .406 Ventures, Aurora Ventures, Chrysalis Ventures, Cisco Systems and Technicolor, and in its $135 million acquisition by TiVo.
Represented Automated Insights, an artificial intelligence company, in each round of equity funding and in its acquisition for an undisclosed amount by STATS, LLC (a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company).
Represented WedPics, a developer of social, mobile digital media sharing applications, in each round of equity funding, including its $4 million-plus Series B Preferred Stock financing from a syndicate of investors including Bullpen Capital, OCA Ventures and IDEA Fund Partners.
Represented ndustrial.io, a developer of energy analytics platforms, in its recapitalization and Series Seed financing by Bay Grove Capital.
Represented Inlet Technologies, a streaming video advanced encoding company, in its Series B and Series C rounds of equity funding and its $95 million acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Represented Cloupia, a cloud automation and management software company, in its formation, funding and $125 million acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Represented Infusion Medical, a medical device developer, in its formation and Series A and Series A-1 financings.
Represented Pari Networks, a network configuration and change management company, in its formation, funding and acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Represented StatusPage.io, a status page service for online businesses, in its acquisition for an undisclosed amount by Atlassian.
Represented Cofounders Capital, an early-stage venture fund, in the formation of its fund and in a number of its portfolio company equity investments.
Represented IDEA Fund Partners, an early-stage venture fund, in the formation of its two funds and in a number of its portfolio company equity investments.
Represented Deerfield Partners, a private equity and venture capital fund, in a number of its portfolio company equity investments.
Represented Council Capital, a venture capital fund focused on health care, with investments in Ingenious Med, Inc.; Endochoice, Inc.; Medseek, Inc.; and Payment America Systems, Inc.
Represented Innova Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund, with investments in Cagenix, Inc.; Computable Genomix, LLC; ExtraOrtho, LLC; and NuScriptRX.
Represented River Cities Capital Funds, a growth equity venture fund, with investments in EndoChoice, Inc. and ABT Molecular Imaging.
Represented MB Ventures, a life sciences-focused private equity group, with an investment in Restore Medical Solutions, Inc.
Represented Harbert Venture Partners, an emerging-growth-stage investor, with an investment in Clinipace, Inc.
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