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How to Get Your Startup Ready for Venture Capital Funding

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385 Moffett Park Drive #105

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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Venture capital funding is seen as the holy grail for a startup, often improving the company’s chances of a big IPO or exit dramatically. Most companies start their lives with the hope, if not the expectation, that they will eventually receive venture funding. This presentation will cover what a company should do to prepare for venture funding, what steps to take, what the venture capitalists expect and how to avoid venture capital deal breakers.

The speaker will discuss:

1) what types of companies are candidates for venture capital funding

2) the essential assets, qualities or aspects that your company must have to approach a venture capitalist

3) how (and when) you should value your company for venture capitalists

4) how you can protect yourself against dilutive rounds, losing control and being removed from management

5) how to get your company in front of venture capitalists

and more!

Please come with your questions, comments and scenarios.


6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking

About the Speaker:

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Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com(http://www.rroyselaw.com/)). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include international emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, Internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo.

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