INVO Seminar | Fundamentals of Startup Financing

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Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

303 East Superior Street

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Northwestern Faculty, Staff and Students

Please join INVO for another interactive seminar of our Entrepreneurship Series. In this seminar, Frederic Tannenbaum, JD (Partner, Gould + Ratner) and Benjamin Hernandez, JD, MBA (CEO and Co-Founder, NuMat Technologies) have partnered to share insight into fundraising for startups. Together, they bring decades of experience and will discuss various forms of financing methods (venture capitalists, angel investors, government programs, etc), how to attract and engage investors, and help you think through deal structures and what to expect as you go through the investment process.

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Fred Tannenbaum, JD
gould + ratner

For over 25 years, Fred has advised clients across myriad industries in more than 500 mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances, and in over 250 venture capital transactions. He also serves as de facto general counsel and strategic advisor to close to 100 small and mid-sized businesses.

Fred guides boundary-pushing business transactions for middle market companies, private equity and venture capital funds, early stage emerging enterprises and privately held family businesses across the United States and throughout the world. He works at the rapid pace required today in these areas:
• Forming businesses
• Raising capital, both private equity and debt/financing
• Growing through acquisitions, mergers, strategic alliances, joint ventures and licensing
• Operating with buy-sell, employment, distribution and myriad other agreements
• Attracting management talent through various incentive plans and executive compensation programs
• Transferring operations through sales, redemptions, new management, partnerships, inter-generational transfers and other mechanisms

Fred received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and his JD from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Benjamin Hernandez, JD, MBA
Co-founder, CEO and board member, NuMat Technologies

Ben leads the Northwestern startup NuMat Technologies, an award-winning advanced manufacturing company that innovates at the intersection of high performance computing, chemistry and hardware to solve complex innovation challenges in the semiconductor, industrial and life sciences sectors. They are the first Company in the world to commercialize Metal-Organic Frameworks – an emerging class of programmable nanomaterials which can uniquely harvest the scarce resources the world needs.

Prior to founding NuMat, Ben worked at a global private equity firm with over $30 B in invested capital as a member of their portfolio management team. In this capacity, he led board-level strategy, operations, and human capital initiatives at portfolio companies to drive enterprise growth. Before this, he was a management consultant at a leading strategy firm.

Ben is a proud Northwestern Wildcat, having received an undergraduate degree from the McCormick School of Engineering and graduate degrees from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management through the JD-MBA program.

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Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

303 East Superior Street

Searle Seminar Room

Chicago, IL 60611

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