Expansion to the USA: Raising US Funding

Avatar, April 10, 2017 2 min read

This article was originally posted on the Tech City UK website.

In this, the second in a three-part series on US expansion and fundraising, Daniel Glazer explores the dynamics of raising venture capital from US investors:  when to consider it, key differences between US and UK funding rounds, the pros and cons of the “Delaware Flip,” and much more. 


When Does it Make Sense for a UK Company to Seek US VC Funding – Get to know the four most common transatlantic startup models likely to lead to successful VC fundraising in the US. Read more.

The Differences between UK and US Early-Stage Venture Deals – From tax incentives to debt offerings and preferred stock, don’t miss this brief exploration of the way early stage funding works on both sides of the Atlantic. Read more.

The End of the Delaware Flip?: US Investors and UK Companies – “To flip or not to flip” is a big question – and answering it correctly may have huge benefits for startups and investors alike. Read more.

Video – US Fundraising for UK Companies – Is US investment right for your startup? If so, check out our quick video with 10 steps to get you well on your way to raising money in the US.

Key Considerations for Raising US Venture Capital as a UK Company (Part 1) – You’ve crossed the threshold and are now ready to raise! Don’t pass up this brief, practical advice on attracting potential US investors. Read more.

Key Considerations for Raising US Venture Capital as a UK Company (Part 2) – Keep the big picture in mind as you navigate these key challenges when raising capital in the US. Read more.

What US VCs Require to Invest in UK Companies – Don’t miss our concise rundown of some key requirements when pursuing funding from US investors. Read more.

Preparing Your UK Company for US VC Investment – Take these important steps to ensure that your company presents well from the top down in investor due diligence. Read more.

How to Connect with US VC Investors – A quick take on how to get connected with the US VCs that are most likely to be interested in your business. Read more.

Pitching to US VC Investors – Some concise, practical advice on crafting and presenting winning pitches to potential US investors. Read more.

Negotiating Term Sheets with US VC Investors – Safeguard your company’s position by better understanding the term sheets proposed by potential US investors. Read more.

Fundraising from a UK-US Investor Group – Combining UK and US investor groups can provide a superior base for building a global business. Read more.




‘Expansion to the USA’ is part of the transatlantic partnership between Tech City UK and Silicon Valley-headquartered Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

To suggest topics you’d like to see addressed, or if you have questions on Launching in the USA, contact US Expansion Lead Daniel Glazer at daniel.glazer@wsgr.com.  

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