If you’ve launched a business, you know that the needs— and the
pressures— faced by start-up companies are unique. The quality and
potential value of a company’s IP portfolio is critical because it not
only underlies the entire business strategy, it can make or break a new
company’s access to funding.
We at FVG understand this. We’ve been entrepreneurs ourselves,
and we’re based in a hotbed of entrepreneur and investor activity—
Silicon Valley. We specialize in helping start-up businesses navigate
these challenges and develop the business, financial and IP strategy that supports their success.
Bringing together a wide range of industry expertise and strategic tools, we help new businesses create a strategic roadmap for their business, develop their financial modeling and support their IP strategy. We also consult with members of the investment community to help them better understand the value and commercialization options embedded in the intellectual property of their portfolio companies and potential investment targets.
Go to our Start Up Clients page for more information about our current portfolio of companies.
- IP portfolio strategy and development for start-ups
- Business and financial modeling for start-ups
- Preparation of investor materials (exec summary, presentations and business plans)
- IP assessment for portfolio companies (investors)
- Assessment for potential investment targets (investors)
- Business and IP portfolio valuations for mergers and acquisitions (investors)
How we’ve helped
Our partners and affiliates worked with start-ups on the following
IP Portfolio Strategy & Development, Environmental Services Start-Up
Services provided: Creation of an IP “road map” for a residential
energy efficiency start-up, aligning its innovations with its business
model and prioritizing patent filing opportunities. Facilitation of patent
applications (collaborating with a patent prosecution legal partner).
Transfer Pricing Valuation, Telecommunications Start-Up
Services provided: Fair market value appraisal of a portfolio of patents,
trademarks, know-how and other intangibles held by a
telecommunications equipment maker, for purposes of transfer among
foreign affiliates in support of the company’s tax planning and
Start-Up Business Development and Strategy Advisory
Services provided: Refined client’s business plan, built financial model and developed investor materials. Used the investor materials to enter and win the San Francisco Vator Splash Start-up Competition.