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By Louis Lehot, the founder of L2 Counsel, P.C. and the video blog series #askasiliconvalleylawyer As you embark on your first fundraise or a full venture capital round, it’s important to know who are the key players in venture capital, what types of deals they fund and what are the VC firms that fund what kind of deal. This post attempts to set the stage for any entrepreneur or management team on who is…
Louis Lehot Founder of L2 Counsel Friends, Hope you are enjoying your summer to the fullest! It is already August and the end of summer is near, as well as return to the offices in September that was planned by many companies. And while many of us are so sick and tired of sitting at home, that rushing to the office is going to be the first thing we plan to do on September 1st. We’d…
Live Webcast: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at 10:00 am PDT- for Founders, Executives, and Investors The COVID pandemic has made 2020 a very challenging year for most businesses. While most braced themselves for a profound economic impact as the shutdowns descended, Q2 venture capital numbers are one of the few economic bright spots. According to PWC and CB Insights MoneyTree Report for Q2 2020, global deal activity in North America, Asia, and Europe totaled 3,812 deals,…
The global pandemic, sheltering in place, the shutdown of the economy and the stalling recovery has triggered a massive drop in M&A activity, with the total value of deals in the first half of 2020 at just over $900B, 53% below the same period in 2019, and the lowest half-yearly total since the first half of 2010. Volume, meanwhile, fell 32% year on year, to just under 7000 deals, the lowest half-yearly volume total since…
By Elizabeth Lampert | #askasiliconvalleylawyer | Louis Lehot L2 Counsel attorney Louis Lehot is used to working in his office, but since mid-March, he’s been working at home like so many in the legal industry, helping businesses and ventures with compelling technologies reach their growth objectives with sound legal strategies and solutions. And he’s been doing it in a full house whose members include his wife, two children, three cats and a dog. Photo by Ken Tomita
By Louis Lehot, the founder of L2 Counsel, P.C. and the video blog series #askasiliconvalleylawyer Artificial intelligence (AI) is disrupting technologies, markets and applications everywhere. But what does it really mean? Professors Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein defined AI as “a system’s ability to correctly interpret external data, to learn from such data, and to use those learnings to achieve specific goals and tasks through flexible adaptation.” AI’s ascendancy has been made possible by…
By: Amanda Ciccatelli COVID-19 has caused a myriad of challenges when it comes to Mergers and Acquisitions across the globe. I recently sat down with an expert on the subject, Louis Lehot, founder of elite boutique law firm L2 Counsel, who shared the primary issues of M&A deals right now that have been brought on by the global coronavirus pandemic. “Apart business issues like the purchase price, the legal issues run the gamut…
Live Webcast: Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 at 10:00 am PDT Live Webcast for Founders, Executives, and Investors Negotiating an M&A term sheet is always challenging. Certainly, deal-making in a business environment driven by the global pandemic requires a fresh look at the rules of the game. During our session you will learn: How to negotiate purchase price Deal structure Employment agreements and earn outs And much more.. Please join our next webinar for a rock-star panel who will share their experience…
While it seems like only yesterday we were celebrating 2020 with a lot of new hopes and aspirations. The first half of this challenging year flew by in a blink of an eye. Despite all of the struggles we continue to face as a global community, it’s crucial to remember that only unity will allow us to win this fight. Put on your seat belts and masks, while we keep delivering our best resources that will…
By: Amanda Ciccatelli As we emerge from a global pandemic where working from home for many has become the new normal, smart entrepreneurs must leverage remote work and other technology to manage and scale their businesses. Twenty years ago, the first dollar of startup revenue was likely not far from Founder Louis Lehot’s elite boutique law firm L2 Counsel in Silicon Valley. Since then, startups have globalized — with one co-founder at one end of the…