DLA Piper has launched Accelerate, a website devoted to founders, entrepreneurs, startups, emerging growth companies and the investor community. Accelerate offers technology-enabled tools and services for the initial phases of a company’s development, as well as guidance and best practices on how to position new companies for growth and success. The new website streamlines formation, connects companies to capital, showcases client successes, and provides simple explanations to business and legal issues that every business owner should know.

Among its myriad of resources Accelerate will offer:

  • Venture Pipeline: Cultivating relationships between high-quality companies that match the funding criteria of more than 450 leading VCs around the world, and then target and raise smart capital.
  • NEST Program: Leveraging the best in emerging growth legal services from DLA Piper, including advice on formation, equity structuring and IP protection.
  • Documents: Accessing a free document starter kit, where basic agreements for a typical startup are generated, as well as other commonly used documents on a self-service basis

To learn more about the website and its services click here.