CINA Start-up 101: Early Stage Financing and Role of Term Sheet
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Mountain View, CA
Steven Levine, Partner, Fenwick & West, LLP
This seminar will cover the basics of seed and Series A financings. Sample term sheets will be used to illustrate current financing issues. Topics covered will include:
* Preparing your corporation for investment
* Role of a term sheet
* Seed financing alternatives
* Sample capitalization tables
* Calculation of pre and post-money valuations
* Impact of size of option pool
* Typical Series A valuations and financing terms
* Control issues
Mr. Levine is a partner in the Corporate Group of Fenwick & West LLP, a law firm specializing in technology and life sciences matters. He is resident in the Mountain View office. His practice focuses on advising early-stage to late-stage start-up technology companies on a variety of transactions. This includes formation of start-up companies, venture capital and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property protection and licensing, and other corporate and commercial transactions in both domestic and international marketplaces. Mr. Levine's practice also includes representing venture capital firms and other investors.
When & Where
Chinese Information and Networking Association (CINA) is a leading non-profit organization established in 1992, formed by a group of Chinese professionals from the network computing industry. Today, with more than 23,000+ members, CINA is one of the most active and fastest growing professional associations in Silicon Valley . CINA focuses its energy on performing member services that are consistent with our mission by assembling a talented and experienced board, exceeding members' expectations by continually providing quality speakers and seminars.
CINA brings together a diverse group of professionals consisting not only Chinese but also people from different ethnicities and backgrounds. Our goal is to provide a forum facilitating engineers, entrepreneurs, corporate executives (CEOs, CTOs, VPs, directors and managers), angel investor and venture capitalists to share innovative ideas, and to connect with opportunities.