Continuing Legal Education

TELESEMINAR: Early Stage Capital for Growing Businesses: Venture Capital and Angel Investing, Part 2 – A National Perspective

August 27, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours

Telephone

Rapidly growing companies often raise capital in “angel” or venture capital transactions.  Investors provide capital for growth in exchange for carefully structured equity rights and frequently some form of governance rights. These investors also often provide the company with industry expertise, contacts and access that may be as valuable as financial capital. These funding transactions can take a startup or more mature company to new and greater levels of growth. But they are complex transactions that can involve a dozen or more interrelated documents. This program will provide you with a real-world guide to the stages of an angel or venture capital transaction, review common documents involved in a transaction, cover the most highly negotiated provisions of those documents, and help you spot red flags for your clients. Part 2 of 2.

Highlights:

  • Review of most highly negotiated terms in funding deals
  • Investor protections – information  & veto rights, liquidity event rights
  • Liquidation preferences, anti-dilution rights, and dividends
  • Governance – striking the right balance between founders/managers and investors on the board
  • Options pools for founders, managers and employees

 

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Program Speaker:
Laura Medina,
Cooley, LLP, Colorado

 

 

Laura Medina is a partner in the Broomfield, Colorado office of Cooley, LLP, where she specializes in the representing emerging growth companies, mergers and acquisitions and early and late-stage venture capital, growth equity and private equity transactions.  Her representation of emerging companies ranges from start-up incorporation and counseling to the day-to-day representation of mature companies. She also has significant experience in counseling boards of directors in connection with mergers and acquisitions and related governance matters. Ms. Medina received her B.A. from Stanford University and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.

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