November 2023

Coming to America Webinar

🇺🇸 For many high-growth enterprises, there’s nowhere better to start and grow than Europe, and nowhere better to expand and raise later-stage funding than the United States.

The US offers the promise of massive commercial opportunities and plentiful venture and growth capital. However, doing business and raising money in an unfamiliar, highly competitive environment requires thoughtful advance planning and clinical execution.

In this facilitated Q&A session, we discussed best practices for navigating the logistical aspects of launching and operating a European business in the States and setting and meeting expectations for US later-stage funding.

The discussion was moderated by Anna Andersson, Head of Platform at Pretiosum Ventures. The speaker is Daniel Glazer, who heads the US Expansion group at Silicon Valley-headquartered Wilson Sonsini. Dan leads Wilson’s London office, which provides US access and support to technology-driven European companies through their US life cycle – US launch, expansion, fundraising, partnerships, M&A and IPO.

The following questions were answered:

  • When should I consider establishing US operations?
  • When should I look to raise money from US VCs?
  • Do I need a US company to raise money from US VCs?
  • When do I need to create a US company?
  • Where is the best place to set up in the States?
  • How long does the US set-up take and how much does it cost?
  • How do I sell/pitch in the US as a European/non-US founder?
  • How is hiring different in the US, and what’s the optimal US team?
  • Does everyone really sue each other all the time in the US?
  • Are there government resources available to assist with US expansion?

Watch here.

Pretiosum Ventures Services Limited is an appointed representative of Talbot Capital Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority