Venture Funding Strategies for 2017: Surviving The Cautious Venture Capital Marketplace
Today's economic uncertainties are slowly taking their toll on venture capital funding. Due to the recent pullback in private investing, many investors favor late stage companies as they seek for sustainability and proven business ventures. It is important for investors, investment advisers and corporate attorneys to watch out for the rippling effects of the current economic uncertainties, exercise full caution and establish effective venture funding strategies in order to keep up with the evolving venture capital landscape.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices with respect to Venture Capital Funding. Speakers will also offer their expert thoughts and opinions in developing and implementing effective and efficient Venture Funding Strategies to avoid potential risks and legal challenges.
Key topics include:
- Venture Capital Funding - A Comprehensive Outlook
- Current Status of Venture Capital Marketplace
- Potential Regulatory Issues
- Latest Venture Capital Trends
- How to Establish Effective Venture Funding Strategies
- Best Risk Mitigation Schemes
James C. Schulwolf, Partner
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
- Traditional venture capital funds
- Customary terms and transaction structure
- Government-backed or assisted programs
Jennifer A. Post, Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP
- Venture Debt – the “other” Venture Capital
- Customary Venture Debt Terms and Transaction Structures
- Changes in the Venture Debt Market – Transactions and Capital Sources
- Trends to Watch in 2017
Brad J. Pierce, Partner
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
- Later stage growth capital for innovative high growth Canadian companies
- Canadian Public Sector funding of venture capital and direct investment ( VCap, AEC,AIMCO)
- Canadian federal government super cluster strategy and diversification agenda
Who Should Attend:
- Investment Advisers
- Corporate Attorneys
- Finance Lawyers
- Compliance Attorneys
- Private Equity Managers
- Private Equity Firms
- Other related/interested Professionals
Jim Schulwolf represents senior and mezzanine lenders, venture capital investors, private equity funds, hedge funds, emerging growth companies and private companies in structuring, negotiating and closing complex secured and unsecured senior and mezzanine financing, investment, leasing, acquisition, corporate, licensing and restructuring transactions, including club deals and other syndicated financings. Jim is a recognized authority on intercreditor agreements and has written articles about intercreditor agreements and financing family owned businesses. Jim is the immediate past Chair of the Commercial Finance Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, is a Fellow and former Regent of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and is a member of the Connecticut Law Revision Commission Advisory Committee on 2010 Amendments to revised Article 9.
Jim Schulwolf represents senior and mezzanine lenders, venture capital investors, private equity funds, hedge funds, emerging growth companies and private …
Jennifer is a Partner in the Corporate and Securities practice of Thompson Coburn LLP. For over 26 years, she has served as primary outside counsel to a variety of individuals, institutions and companies, including entrepreneurs, startups and investors, as well as domestic and international public companies.
Jennifer has deep experience in the venture capital industry, having worked on fund formations, portfolio transactions and venture lending transactions in key venture communities including Boston, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Jennifer represents emerging early stage fund managers in equity and debt transactions, as well as startup companies and their founders. Jennifer is a prolific speaker and media commentator and was recently profiled in the California Lawyer’s M&A Roundtable. She has presented at the Metropole Global’s Crowdfunding Conference, NextGen’s Entrepreneurship & Global Crowdfunding Forum, Digital Hollywood events, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the American Bar Association, among others.
Jennifer is a Partner in the Corporate and Securities practice of Thompson Coburn LLP. For over 26 years, she has …
Brad J. Pierce is a senior partner in the Corporate Commercial Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s (BLG) Calgary office. His practice encompasses a range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, including private equity and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, infrastructure and resort development, and regulatory and environmental compliance. He has unique expertise with respect to the structuring and financing of commercial enterprises on federal and First Nation lands. As well, he has assisted domestic and foreign buyers and sellers with respect to the corporate acquisition and disposition of significant assets and businesses in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Brad J. Pierce is a senior partner in the Corporate Commercial Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s (BLG) Calgary office. …
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About Shipman & Goodwin LLP
With more than 175 lawyers practicing from offices in Hartford, Stamford, New Haven, Greenwich, New York and Washington DC, Shipman & Goodwin has sophisticated knowledge in a number of industry sectors, including private equity, corporate finance, real estate development, litigation, financial services, education, emerging and middle market companies, franchising, government, health care, not-for-profits, petroleum marketing, retail, software and IT, and utilities. Since our founding in 1919, we have offered a cross-disciplinary approach to problems, and our size and location enable us to present a cost structure that provides our clients with efficient and high-value legal solutions. We are committed to our clients, to understanding their needs and priorities, and to producing practical and effective solutions to their legal problems. The firm is large and diverse enough to handle the most sophisticated legal work, yet small enough that each client is important. Our long-standing relationships are a matter of great pride, and we strive to achieve an ongoing role of counselor and business partner.
About Thompson Coburn LLP
For more than 80 years, Thompson Coburn LLP has provided the legal services and counsel its clients need to realize their most critical goals. Throughout our history, Thompson Coburn has been guided by a philosophy of giving its clients straightforward, practical and economical solutions to their legal challenges and business demands, no matter how complex. The firm puts this philosophy into practice every day, for every client, whether a private individual, a closely-held business, a professional or a multinational corporation.
About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is one of the country’s largest law firms with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing to trademark and patent registration.