How to Prepare Your Startup for Venture Capital Investment
Getting venture capital funding is the ultimate yet often elusive goal of many Silicon Valley startups. Venture capital funding dramatically improves a startup’s chances of having a big IPO or buy out exit. Most startups at their inception have the hope, if not the expectation, that they will eventually receive venture capital funding.
In the current environment, venture capital funding has become more competitive, but it is still available. This presentation is the second of two parts and will cover typical venture capital deal terms and points, negotiating with venture capitalists and what to expect in the current environment.
Corporate, startup and venture capital attorney Roger Royse will discuss:
- Should you be approaching venture capitalists now
- How (and when) you should value your startup for venture capitalists
- What are typical venture capital financing terms
- What terms you may negotiate and what terms are standard
- How to protect yourself from dilution, freeze outs and forfeiture of shares
- How to manage your investors after the close
- Planning for a venture capital backed exit
- What to do when things go wrong
- Troubled company terms, down rounds and recaps
- How to access and leverage funding sources during a global economic crisis