We are excited to announce that our Co-Founder, Benji Jones, was recognized by her peers as Best Lawyers© 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in Securities Regulation in Raleigh. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and geographic region is awarded the “Lawyer of the Year” recognition.

Benji and Jim continue to be recognized in this year’s edition of Best Lawyers© for their work in Securities / Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation (for Benji) and Corporate Law, Technology Law and Venture Capital Law (for Jim).


Innovate Capital is cutting-edge.

We develop business, software and legal strategies custom designed for your capital-raising goals and resources.

Capital Raising

  • Crowdfunding
  • Venture Capital & Angel Investments
  • Revenue Share and New Securities


  • Formation
  • Equity Comp
  • Coaching
  • Financing Prep


  • Coins, Tokens and Digital Assets
  • Blockchain
  • Smart Contracts
  • Platforms

Investment Funds

  • Formation and Structure
  • Offering Documents
  • Portfolio Company Investments
  • Regulatory Compliance

Exit Strategies

  • Company Sales
  • License Deals
  • Strategic Transactions
  • Spinoffs and Restructuring

Impact Investments

  • Social Impact Crowdfunding
  • Grant Acceleration
  • Impact VC Fund Strategy

Subscription Services

for Start Ups and Mature Companies

Public Companies

  • 1934 Act Reporting
  • Shareholder Communications
  • Market Listing
  • Regulation A+ Offerings

Innovate Capital is ground-breaking.

Jim Verdonik and Benji Jones launched Innovate Capital to solve long-standing capital raising problems. Here’s what helps us do that:


Several billion dollars of transactions.


Our sweet spot is representing businesses raising capital and coaching entrepreneurs on growth strategies. Transaction sizes range for $250,000 to $50 million depending on the client and the type of financing:


We use a mix of traditional and cutting-edge tools to solve capital-raising problems and to serve our clients.


Connect with us to find out how we can help you take advantage of opportunities and solve problems to achieve your goals: