Financing Round

Financing Round Legal Services

Planning a financing round?

We’ll be with you at every step of your startup funding journey. From due diligence and deal structuring to negotiation, legal documents and deal closure.

Challenges we solve

Advice & best practice insights

Our legal experts guide you through the process step-by-step and support you with their experience on how best to structure, set-up, negotiate and close your financing round.

Due diligence preparation

We boost your chances of receiving a higher valuation and better terms by ensuring you’re backed by a solid legal structure. All while ensuring you’re ready when investors take a closer look at your business.

Negotiation with investors

We’ve included negotiation support in all of our financing round packages. Our experts have your back and will help you negotiate the best possible deal for your funding round.

Time-tested legal documents & personal advice

We tailor all the required legal documents and corporate actions to your specific needs, based on time-tested templates for best-in-class speed and quality. No need to re-invent the wheel.

Customer stories

Read more about Yokoy and Synthara, who previously closed a financing round with LEXR.

Seed and Series A financing round

What is it?

In your first equity round, your company formally issues new shares by capital increase and sells these to external investors. These external investors could be family, friends, angel investors, or professional and strategic investors. You will need to agree on a valuation for the shares and negotiate the rights and obligations of both the existing shareholders and investors. Plus, you might already have existing investors whose convertible debt converts into equity in the course of this financing round.

What will you get?

For financing rounds, LEXR advises on how to structure the deal, answers all related legal questions, and provides you with a time-tested best practice term sheet, shareholders’ agreement, investment agreement, and all corporate actions tailored to your company. Not only that, but our experts will also be there to negotiate with investors.

Who is it for?

A first financing round is ideal for startups with high-growth potential, capital needs that cannot be covered with revenue or other sources of cash, and a functioning first product or at least a clear vision on what to build.


Starting from CHF 6’500 (excl. VAT, incl. all legal documents, general advice & negotiation support). Schedule a free call to get a transparent and tailored offer.

What drives the legal fees in a financing round?


Using an industry-standard Term Sheet will keep down costs and time. Take a look at our Free Term Sheet Review!

Corporate housekeeping

The state of your books and records (i.e. financials, contracts, corporate documents) affects how long it’ll take to prepare for the deal.

Legal documents

The state of the first drafts of legal documents is a critical cost driving factor. Ideally, we can use our time-tested templates for best-in-class speed and quality.


The number of investors, their organization, their way of negotiating and their knowledge of Swiss law all affects the time required and the number of negotiation rounds.

Subsequent round – Series B or later

What is it?

At this stage, your startup already has a set of investors and likely a stock option plan, so a subsequent round involves more stakeholders. Since this round may involve higher financing volumes, larger private equity funds are usually considered. Also, existing investors might decide to participate in additional rounds to avoid dilution.

What will you get?

For a subsequent round, substantial negotiations and legal due diligence are required. So we’ll tailor documents to reflect the positions and interests of all the different stakeholders, devise a strategy to manage all stakeholders, help prepare for due diligence, draft and negotiate the legal documents, and assist with all corporate actions.


Contact us for a tailored offering. Needless to say, if you have worked with us for previous rounds with us, subsequent ones will be much faster.

Add-on services

Legal due diligence

We work with you and your team for a half or a full-day session to identify any red flags before the investors do and tell you what’s needed to close any gaps.

  • Half Day CHF 900
  • Full Day CHF 1'700

Term sheet negotiations

Get a legal expert to review and negotiate your term sheet to get the best deal for your startup.

  • Upfront quote and competitive hourly packages POA

Other needs and tailored support

GmbH to AG conversion

Convertible loans


Any other corporate needs

  • Upfront quote and hourly packages POA

Other startup financing services

Investor and VC/PE services

Do you regularly invest in startups and high-growth companies? We help angels, seed investors and venture capital/private equity firms with all legal aspects of funding rounds. From NDAs and legal due diligence to signing and closing, our experts provide you with fast and pragmatic legal support for safe and sound investments. There are many ways we can work together:

  • Streamline the investment process with us. Together, we build a set of standards for your investments and then help to execute the transaction. Fast.
  • Get advice on specific rounds and a review and negotiation of legal documents.
  • Advice on Convertible Notes, ESOP/PSOP etc.
  • Ready to find out more? Contact us!
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About us

We’re a growing team of 10+ legal professionals – our fundraising experts include:

  • 1

    Michele is focused on corporate and commercial law and has a strong background in M&A transactions. At LEXR he advises Swiss and international founders, start-ups and investors – from incorporation to the first investment rounds, risk financing, complex business transactions and exits.

    Michele Vitali, Head of Startup Financing and Venture Capital

  • 2

    Christian has advised tech-companies and regulated industries on all legal matters and has built a strong track record on helping startups to get off the ground and get funded.

    Christian Meisser, CEO & Legal Counsel

  • 3

    Elie is the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at LEXR. He is focused on advising Swiss and international founders, start-ups, companies of diverse sizes, and investors in all types of M&A transactions, including namely sales, purchases, mergers, demergers, carve-outs, management buy-outs, joint ventures, and many others.

    Elie Bourdilloud, Head of M&A and Legal Counsel


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