Do you own a start-up company that's seeking cash or are you a venture capital firm interested in investing in entrepreneurial businesses? Venture capital attorneys may represent either the company looking for private investors or those who are interested in providing financing. (Ethically, the same lawyer cannot represent both parties in a transaction.) A venture capital law firm may be able to introduce potential partners; perform due diligence on potential partners; negotiate, structure and close financing transactions; and assist with follow-on transactions and initial public offerings (IPOs). Venture capital lawyers can also offer guidance to investors seeking to create venture capital funds.