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Ready for Due Diligence

Pass legal due diligence by investors and acquirers with flying colors.

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Set Up for Success

When your startup raises money from venture capitalists or enters into negotiations to be acquired, your legal documents will be put under a microscope by lawyers in legal due diligence.

Low quality or inappropriate paperwork can cause your dream deal to fall apart at the last second.

Here at Clerky, we're obsessive about making sure the legal paperwork we produce is high quality, so that it never become an issue. As startup attorneys, we saw all the issues that can come in legal due diligence and helped our clients avoid them. We've taken that expertise and combined it with extensive legal research to build Clerky.


Quality Matters

Low Quality or Inappropriate

Low quality online services and lawyers don’t know or care enough to do things properly.

Some services or lawyers might be of decent quality, but are more familiar with traditional small businesses than startups. As a result, they're more likely to produce non-standard documents or unnecessary customizations. For startups, this often results in problems down the line.

Investors and acquirers will discover any problems when they do legal due diligence. You'll need a good startup attorney to fix them - a time-consuming and expensive process. It almost always costs more to fix things than it would have to do the paperwork properly in the first place. Often, the problems discovered can put the investment or acquisition in danger.

High Quality and Appropriate

Clerky helps you do paperwork properly with templates designed specifically for startups. We have decades of experience from top Silicon Valley law firms, so we know what investors and acquirers look for in due diligence.

Everything we do - from our templates to our software - is designed to produce high quality legal paperwork that will withstand scrutiny in legal due diligence.

You can also get high quality, appropriate legal paperwork from good startup attorneys. Many startups use Clerky with a good startup attorney, so they can get expert advice on key decisions while using software to handle the paperwork.


Meet Our Experts

When you use Clerky, you benefit from our deep legal expertise and extensive legal research.


Chris Field
Startup Attorney

Prior to co-founding Clerky, Chris was an attorney in the Technology Companies Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, in their Silicon Valley office. Chris has a degree in electrical engineering from Stanford and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


Haw Kuo
Startup Paralegal

Prior to joining Clerky, Haw was the legal operations manager at 500 Startups. Haw has also worked as a paralegal for startups in the Silicon Valley offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP. Haw is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.


Darby Wong
Startup Attorney

Prior to co-founding Clerky, Darby was an attorney in the Technology Companies Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, in their Silicon Valley office. Darby has a degree in computer science from the University of Washington and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.