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R.D. Barnett PLLC

Venture Capital

Contact Us 206.347.8000

Venture capitalists have served as an important catalyst for innovation and wealth creation in the U.S. economy. Venture capitalists screen entrepreneurial projects, develop and retool business models, structure financing, and constantly monitor performance. They also provide a vast network of contacts to entrepreneurs and offer coaching and insight from professionals that specialize in developing businesses.

Venture capital ordinarily involves investments in illiquid private equity securities with higher degrees of risk (and higher possible rewards) than traditional investments in publicly traded securities. Capital is usually aggregated for purposes of making investments in private equity funds, structured as limited partnerships or limited liability companies.

We also work closely with general partners to address the holistic needs of their firms, including individual partner tax planning, and tax-efficient strategies at both the investment and exit portion of the fund life cycle. In addition, we offer accounting and tax services to the fund’s portfolio companies across various industries, including:

  • Software
  • Biosciences and medical devices
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Information technology
  • Media and communications
  • Real estate
  • Healthcare
  • Service companies