Start-Ups – A Guide to Venture Capital Fundraisings

For many start-ups, completing a venture capital fundraising is an important milestone in its lifecycle as they try to scale the business with a view to an exit. The prospect of engaging with a venture capital firm (a “VC”) can be a daunting prospect for founders and we are often asked what they can expect if they seek VC funding. This briefing contains a short description of what venture capital means and a summary of some key rights and protections that often form the basis of negotiation in a minority investment by a VC in an Irish private company.