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Getting Your Investors: Crowdfunding, Angels & VCs, Oh my!

Women Founders Network

Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

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How do you decide which type of investor is best
for your company? Join us for a discussion of:

  • The various types of investors
  • What it means when you bring them into your company
  • Legal considerations for raising capital from each type of investor


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hosted by:

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
11355 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Directions & Parking: Parking will be hosted. Please enter the parking structure on Purdue.

Maximum Capacity is 50 guests.

No charge to attend

Please RSVP by registering above.
Appetizers & beverages provided.

5:30-6:00pm     Check-in & Networking – refreshments/beverages served
6:30-7:15pm     Welcome & Guest Speakers
7:15-7:30pm     Q&A, Closing Remarks

Guest Speakers:

Partner, Capital Markets
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Katherine J. Blair is a partner in the firm's Capital Markets practice and is resident in the Los Angeles office. Ms. Blair is a transactional partner practicing in the areas of corporate, securities, venture capital and emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, finance, corporate governance and general commercial matters. Ms. Blair has significant experience representing companies and underwriters in various corporate finance and capital market transactions, including IPOs, secondary and follow-on offerings, registered direct and at-the-market offerings, reverse mergers, PIPEs, offshore transactions, trust preferred, debt and preferred stock offerings, tenders offers, going-private transactions and venture capital financings. She advises companies on state and federal regulatory, governance and compliance matters related to the SEC, FINRA, NYSE, NYSE MKT, NASDAQ, state regulators and other authorities. Ms. Blair also acts as corporate counsel for companies, advising them on general corporate matters, including board and management counseling, disclosure matters and controls, equity compensation, and other business matters.

Ms. Blair also advises emerging companies on formation, equity compensation plans, seed and venture capital financings and general corporate counseling. She has also advised both sellers and buyers on a variety of complex transactions, including stock and asset sales, mergers, management and leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures, strategic alliances and reorganizations. She represents companies in the structure, negotiation, diligence, and completion of transactions ranging from several million dollars to more than $500 million. She has worked in a diverse range of industries, such as specialty finance, consumer goods, Internet and telecommunications, foreign manufacturing, biotechnology and travel.

Associate, Corporate & Finance, Capital Markets
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLPManatt

Sarah Fergusson Chambless is an associate with the Corporate & Finance practice group in the Los Angeles office. Ms. Chambless practices in the areas of start-up company formation, early-stage finance, governance and compliance, venture capital investment transactions and fund formation, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Chambless advises emerging companies in the digital media, technology, consumer products, social enterprise and nonprofit sectors in issues related to company formation and corporate compliance. She represents both emerging companies and venture capital investors in seed and venture capital financings (both equity and debt), and has represented buyers, sellers, issuers and investors in investments, business combinations and buyout transactions in the digital media, technology, consumer products and healthcare sectors. Ms. Chambless also has experience in the planning, structuring and formation of venture capital funds and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Manatt, Ms. Chambless taught elementary school in Compton, California, as a Teach for America corps member. She continues to represent special needs students on a pro bono basis in matters relating to access to free and appropriate public education and school discipline.

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Rootstock Partners

Olmstead Williams Communications

Financial Profiles, Inc.

Greenberg Glusker  


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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
11355 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

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