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Pre-Seed Financing Essentials

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This session will be led by Jonathan Sagot (NYU Law '08), Andrew Murphy (NYU Law '14), and Kristen Nicol (NYU Law '17) of Fenwick & West.

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Learn everything a new founder needs to raise a pre-seed round.

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Jonathan Sagot represents clients in complex corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and financings. He advises tech-enabled emerging companies throughout their growth lifecycle, from their formation to series financings to exit. In his varied background, Jonathan has represented companies and acted as general outside counsel for clients in the software, digital health, proptech, blockchain, advertising, communications, media, e-commerce, food and beverage, and fashion and beauty industries.

Jonathan provides practical, results-oriented advice to help clients solve their commercial and legal issues, and strives to position clients for success over the long term. He also represents and advises angel investors, venture capital firms, corporate venture funds and strategic acquirers investing in emerging growth companies.

Andrew Murphy supports clients in the technology and life sciences industries on a broad variety of corporate matters, including startup company formations, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. He seeks to provide pragmatic and thoughtful advice to help clients navigate complex transactions and solve business and legal issues efficiently and effectively. Andrew’s clients include formation-stage companies through late-stage privately held companies, as well as venture capital investors and corporate strategic investors.

Prior to joining Fenwick, Andrew was an associate at a globally recognized law firm where he represented clients in complex mergers and acquisitions transactions and a wide range of corporate financing matters, including public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities.

While in law school, Andrew was senior developments editor for the New York University Journal of Law and Business. Andrew is also a guest lecturer at New York University on a variety of topics, including entrepreneurship and venture financings.

Kristen Nicol focuses on a broad range of corporate matters for clients in the technology and life sciences industries, including startup formation and corporate governance, venture capital and debt financings, and complex mergers, acquisitions and restructurings.

Prior to joining Fenwick, Kristen was an associate at a nationally recognized law firm, where she counseled entrepreneurial clients at all stages of the business life cycle, from incorporation and expansion through exit.

During law school, Kristen served on the leadership board for the Social Enterprise and Startup Law group. She also served as a corporate counsel extern with an online, wholesale grocery retailer based in New York and New Jersey.

All registered attendees will receive Zoom details 30 minutes prior to the event.

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the accommodation need. Please email carol.ourivio@nyu.edu for assistance.

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