Dorsey & Whitney Presents
"Brews and Views" -- Deciphering what the $@%@$ Entrepreneurs Really Need to Know about Investors
A Conversation with Foundry Group VC’s and co-authors of "Venture Deals" Combined with a Patio-side Fete of Local Euro-style Microbrews and Light Grub.
Brad Feld, Foundry Group Co-founder and Managing Director
Jason Mendelson, Foundry Group Co-founder and Managing Director
Moderator: Ted Hollifield, , Corporate Practice Head
In a time of volatile market forces, a shifting venture capital landscape and game-changing new technologies, entrepreneurs are reassessing and adapting their goals and strategies for raising money in today’s dynamic business environment. Beyond negotiating tips and tricks, what forces and incentives do startup entrepreneurs really need to understand once they’ve landed and are assessing the sought-after term sheet? Entrepreneurs will gain invaluable insights into the finely-nuanced forces and incentives rarely disclosed openly so they can expertly navigate getting the most from investors.
Please join Dorsey & Whitney in welcoming special guests Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson, co-founders and managing directors of early stage VC firm Foundry Group, and co-authors of the new book “Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist.”
Join us for an afternoon of lively point/counterpoint banter moderated by Dorsey’s lead business and technology practice partner Ted Hollifield, a VC lawyer and legal expert on term sheets, who will discuss with Brad and Jason What Really Matters section of their new “VC Deals” book. These experts will offer invaluable insights that entrepreneurs need to know for negotiating and working with startup investors. An open Q&A will also give attendees opportunity to ask their own questions from all three experts.
This late afternoon event includes tasty grub and arguably the valley’s best European-style microbrews provided by Devil’s Canyon Brewery Company in Belmont, as well as a chance to mix and mingle with other entrepreneurs, VC’s and professionals from around SF/Silicon Valley.
Dorsey & Whitney will provide a complimentary copy of “Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist” to the first several dozen guests who arrive at the event on a first-come-first-serve basis.
When: Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Time: 4:00-4:30 pm - Registration, networking & hors d’oeuvres
4:30-5:45 pm - (Q&A with Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson)
5:45-6:00 pm - (Audience Q&A & Wrap-Up)
Where: Dorsey & Whitney
305 Lytton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Note: Limited Capacity
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Dorsey & Whitney
Dorsey & Whitney is an international, full-service corporate and IP business law firm that also has a Silicon Valley-based technology-focused practice that works predominantly with early stage tech startups.