Antti Perli has joined Ellex Raidla as a Counsel to lead the firm's Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice.
Perli focuses primarily on advising venture capital investments and emerging companies. For the past five years, he worked as the in-house counsel and member of the management board at SmartCap, a management company for state venture capital funds.
According to Ellex Raidla, "among others, Antti has advised SmartCap with investments into portfolio companies Realeyes, Jobbatical, Monese, Lingvist, Scoro, Defendec, Vitalfields and with divestments from companies such as GrabCad, Fits.me, VitalFields, Modesat," and "he contributed to the establishment of the business accelerator Startup Wise Guys and advised its portfolio undertakings."
In addition, Ellex Raidla reports, Perli "has been involved with the establishment of venture capital funds, preparing fund terms and limited partnership agreements and financial supervision matters, he has also participated in the drafting of the new Investment Funds Act, amendments to the Commercial Code regarding the activities of start-up companies, amendments to the taxation of share options and other regulations and model documents in the field."