Revolution Law Founder Henry Kopf Speaks at NCSU Technology Incubator Lunch and Learn

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Attorney Henry Kopf, founder of Revolution Law (www.revolutionlaw.net), a boutique firm providing collaborative legal services and advice to help move businesses forward, spoke to attendees at a two-day Lunch and Learn series held at the NCSU Technology Incubator on the Centennial Campus. Kopf co-presented with IP attorney Daniel Becker on September 23, and was asked back to continue conversations about preparing for fundraising and potential funding sources on September 25. “Attendees were interested in understanding how corporations operate and make decisions once an investor becomes involved in the company including the ability of the founders to control the direction of the company now that an outside party is involved. Additionally, information on how to prepare for the fund raising process was covered,” Kopf said.


Many technology based companies in North Carolina do not truly fit into the traditional VC funding model.  Instead of trying to force-fit themselves into such a model, Kopf explained, many companies would be better served by seeking funding from alternate sources including non-traditional angels, grants, and other approaches related to the Jobs Act or intentionally seeking out VC funding specifically targeted at their particular business model.

“Instead of looking at business operations, technology and legal issues separately, startups and even more established companies need to understand how legal and business issues interact with each other to find the most direct path toward short- and long-term growth,” Kopf said.

The two-day NCSU Lunch and Learn series comes on the heels of Kopf participating in the highly praised Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference hosted by UNC-Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Revolution Law sponsored the keynote panel “Starting With the End in Mind” with Kopf introducing a group of knowledgeable speakers including Doug Ellis, DecisionPoint International; David Jones, Bull City Venture Partners; Tom Lotrecchiano, EntreManureShip; Adam Burke, Active Investor from Charlottesville, VA; George Taylor, NextGlass; and Scott Moody, K4 Connect and AuthenTec.

Earlier this past summer, Kopf led a five-week Start Up and Early Stage Legal Series of informative, hands-on classes designed for professionals involved in startups as well as established businesses and nonprofit organizations held at the NC Biotechnology Center.

Before embarking on his legal career, Kopf was the inventor on four U.S. patents and corresponding international patents and co-founded businesses focused on development and commercialization of technology used for the filtration, purification and separations of liquids for biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications.  For more information visit www.revolutionlaw.net or email Henry Kopf at hkopf@revolutionlaw.net.

Located on Centennial Campus near the Hunt Library, the NCSU Technology incubator provides programs and facilities specifically designed for tech start-ups with high-impact potential, offering a collaborative blend of services, resources, and partnerships for the discerning tech entrepreneur. For more information visit www.techincubator.ncsu.edu.

Details on services provided by Daniel Becker, Attorney at Law, PLLC can be found at www.becker-ip.com.

About Revolution Law
Revolution Law provides collaborative legal services and advice to help businesses progress and move forward. Our real world business experience allows Revolution Law to serve clients with legal support based on the mix of law, business, technology and life. Revolution Law works arm in arm with our clients to be a true value-added service provider, helping them understand how legal, business, and technology issues interact with each other to get the professional help each client truly needs. For more information please visit www.revolutionlaw.net.