Procopio and SV Forum Present: Startup Fundamentals (#1): Doing a Startup Right
For entrepreneurs, deciding to form a company or become involved with a start-up presents enormous challenges. Navigating around legal, fund raising and other issues can often seem overwhelming, and traps for the unwary or uninformed are numerous. However, successfully avoiding the most common pitfalls can make a significant difference in multiple areas: whether or not a company is fundable, the sources and types of capital that will be attracted, who controls the company, the economic impact on founders upon exit, and a company’s likelihood of success.
In this first segment of the Startup Fundamentals series, Roger Rappoport will discuss these and other issues in an interactive, informative session with great take away materials and actionable items. (Note: this is a two-part series - view the September 10th installment here)
$20 (Registration fees include light dinner and substantive materials. Note this event is only open to industry companies/individuals looking to form a start-up; no service providers please. Space is limited and registration is required)
About Our Speaker:
Roger C Rappoport, Procopio Partner
Roger C. Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group. Mr. Rappoport has extensive experience counseling start-up and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences, and cleantech industries. He also represents high net worth individuals, angel, and venture capital investors who focus on investing in companies in these industries. His practice includes corporate formation and entity selection, corporate governance, assisting clients develop a funding strategy and the alternatives available to entrepreneurs, venture capital and other private equity financings, convertible note and other debt financing arrangements; mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and restructurings, the implementation of equity incentive plans, licensing, OEM, VAR and distribution arrangements, and primary and secondary public offerings. Mr. Rappoport is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company’s funding strategy, positioning a company to maximize its pre-money valuation, the art and benefits of selecting and partnering with the right investors, and effectively negotiating the terms of a debt or financing transaction and term sheets related thereto. More information