How to Position Your Startup for Venture Capital Funding

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Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 2023

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During this webinar you will learn the basics of the venture model and path along with the necessary steps to take so that your company’s legal structure is an attractive investment. The discussion will cover:

  1. Why a Delaware C-Corp is the most-common structure
  2. How to document the relationship of the founders and early employees
  3. The typical funding stages of a successful startup
  4. An overview of convertible debt and SAFEs
  5. Why it’s critical to run pro forma cap tables before financings
  6. What happens in a venture financing
  7. Why compliance with securities laws is important
  8. Common legal mistakes in raising capital
  9. And much, much more

Come with your questions and get ready to be excited about venture funding!

About the Speaker:

Jason Putnam Gordon is a results-oriented corporate attorney in the Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice of the San Francisco office of K&L Gates. Jason has a passion for working with experienced entrepreneurs and executives to make their vision a reality.

In his practice, he regularly represents companies throughout their life cycle in matters related to venture capital financing, strategic corporate relationships, corporate formation, complex mergers and acquisitions, sales, and divestitures. Jason also works with angels and venture capitalists as they deploy capital. With industry focuses in health and technology, because of his broad skill set and deep network, Jason regularly works in a wide array of verticals including life sciences, digital health, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, software, hardware, the internet of things, and agricultural technology.

Jason works with companies based locally, elsewhere in the U.S. and internationally. Jason brings a unique skill set to the negotiating table and to litigation-minimization strategies in the boardroom. He started his career as a federal law clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and then continued as a litigator handling corporate, securities, intellectual property, and commercial litigation before establishing a transactional practice.


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