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WebCredenza 2024 Roadmap of venture capital and angel funding, part 1

Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study

Practice Area:
Business & Corporate


Recording available after the original program date, 7/8/2024 

Rapidly growing companies often raise capital in “angel” or venture capital transactions. Investors provide capital in exchange for carefully structured equity rights and frequently some form of governance rights. Investors also often provide the company with industry expertise, contacts, and access that may be as valuable as financial capital. These funding transactions can take a startup or more mature company to higher levels of growth. But they are complex transactions that can involve a dozen or more interrelated documents. This program will provide you with a practical guide to the stages and documentation of an angel or venture capital transaction.

Day 1:

  • Current state of angel and venture capital markets & trends in deal terms.
  • Review of the suite of documents involved in most funding deals.
  • Methods of valuation and their impact on successive stages of investment.
  • Reviewing or drafting terms sheets – pitfalls and opportunities.
  • Angel investing – equity v. debt, common terms, impact on later venture capital funding.

Day 2:

  • Review of most highly negotiated terms in funding deals.
  • Investor protections – information  & veto rights, liquidity event rights.
  • Liquidation preferences, anti-dilution rights, and dividends.
  • Striking the right balance between founders/managers and investors on the board.
  • Options pools for founders, managers and employees.

Opinions and positions stated by presenters of MoBarCLE programs are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of The Missouri Bar. This program is intended as information for lawyers in Missouri, in conjunction with other research they deem necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment.

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.


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