Legal mistakes can doom even the best startup concepts and founding teams. In this popular class from our Essentials of Startup Law series, you'll discuss the alternatives available for startups to raise capital, including convertible notes, preferred stock and common stock. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, considerations for the founders and investors, and review current trends in startup financing.
Rachel Proffitt is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she practices corporate and securities law. Rachel represents public and private clients, as well as venture capital and investment banking firms and other institutional investors, across a broad range of industries. Her practice covers a broad range of general corporate and complex transactional matters, including venture capital transactions, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions, and public-company disclosure and corporate governance.
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