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NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers Launches NEXT RAISE to Connect Founders and Funders

Platform will kick off with Investor Showcase, sponsored by Capital Raise and Deloitte

Park Potomac, Maryland – April 24, 2023 – NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers, has launched NEXT RAISE, a platform that facilitates direct connections between founders and funders within the regional and national startup ecosystem. Startups can apply to attend the first-ever Seed to Series A Investor Showcase Event on June 1, 2023 at Shulman Rogers offices in Park Potomac in partnership with Capital Raise and Deloitte.

“NEXT RAISE is a natural extension of our commitment to our mission of ‘Empowering Startup Success’,” said Anthony Millin, Founder and Co-Chair of NEXT. “Supporting founders and startups as a whole to be investor ready has always been a core focus of our work, and we’re proud to support the critical need for sufficient funding from a like-minded investor within the startup ecosystem.”

NEXT RAISE will facilitate direct connections between investor-ready founders and investment-seeking funders. With this program, NEXT can formally introduce their investor network to selected seed to Series A startups from across the country that are qualified and prepared to grow and scale. The Showcase is limited to Seed to Series A founders actively raising a round and accredited funders. Attendees will enjoy two panel discussions with leading regional and national VCs and angel groups. Applications are required to attend.

“Given that funding is not only a huge pain point, but also a key contributor to startup longevity, this event presents a tremendous opportunity for founders,” said Krista Smith, Deloitte Emerging Growth Practice Leader. “NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers is offering entrepreneurs the chance to network and connect with leading regional and national VCs and angel groups in a setting that eliminates cold-calling and traditional match-making efforts.”

NEXT RAISE investors will select startups for one-on-one meetings prior to the main event on June 1st from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Investor ready startups must apply by May 5th to participate in the event, and will be notified by May 17th if they’ve been selected to attend or for 1:1 NEXT Raise investor meetings.

Investors, angel groups, family offices, or funds can complete this form or email [email protected] to join the NEXT RAISE Investor Ready Network. For more information visit:

About NEXT Law:

NEXT, powered by Shulman Rogers, is a disruptive new model for the delivery of legal services for the full life-cycle of startup and emerging growth companies. NEXT, which has been recognized by Legalweek as the Startup and Emerging Growth Company law firm of the year, has productized a broad range of legal services and offers startup companies access to predictable legal fees through dozens of fixed-price packages. NEXT clients receive legal guidance and services through a high-touch, hands-on legal team comprised of senior Shulman Rogers’ attorneys. NEXT leverages a range of cloud-based technologies and new business models to create and deliver a unique and powerful client-centric experience. Shulman Rogers is an innovative full service law firm of 90+ attorneys located in the DC Metro Area with a regional and national practice.


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