San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A company’s first round of venture financing (typically called a “Series A Financing”) is a critical point in its development because the terms on which the VCs invest will determine who has ultimate control over the company and how any future payout is split among the founders and investors. Because the term sheet is often negotiated directly between the entrepreneur and the VC, it is critical that the entrepreneur be familiar with typical terms in a Series A financing and what is “market” for each term. In this two-part seminar, Ben Hron will take you through the most common terms found in Series A term sheets and help you understand their importance and how they relate. Topics will include:
Part I: Control Terms - October 6, 2016
- Voting Rights and Board Seats
- Investor Protective Provisions
- Information Rights
- Vesting of Founders’ Equity
- Right of First Refusal
- Co-Sale and Drag-Along
Ben Hron (http://www.mccarter.com/Benjamin-M-Hron/) concentrates his practice on advising private companies, most in the life sciences and information technology industries, on general corporate matters, angel and venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance and strategic collaborations. He also represents investors in connection with the financing of private companies. Ben has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs and emerging companies, often getting involved when a business is still in its infancy and helping guide the founders through the formative early stages of their company's development. Ben also co-chairs the McCarter & English seminar series for entrepreneurs at the Cambridge Innovation Center.
Doors will open for networking at 9:30am.
This program is part of McCarter & English’s ongoing series on legal and business topics for entrepreneurs and emerging companies. Programs are held once or twice each month and are open to members of the CIC and their guests, as well as to the greater Boston entrepreneurial community. Contact: Benjamin Hron, 617-449-6584, firstname.lastname@example.org, @HronEsq
About the McCarter & English Venture Capital and Early Stage and Emerging Growth Companies Group
McCarter’s Venture Capital and Early Stage and Emerging Growth Companies Group is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build and finance their businesses and assisting angel and venture capital investor invest in early stage and emerging companies. The group is composed of tech-savvy lawyers who have helped build, grow, finance, sell and take companies public across the full spectrum of businesses, including Internet, software, medical devices, new media, life sciences, cleantech, healthcare, consumer products, biotechnology, retail, e-commerce, entertainment, financial services, insurance and telecom.
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