How not to be kicked out by your investor (Victoria Yampolsky, The Startup Station)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 6:00 – 7:00 PM UTC

Victoria Yampolsky, CFA is the Founder and President of The Startup Station, an education and advisory platform focused on modeling and valuing early-stage ventures. In this fireside chat, we will learn from Victoria's startup experience and discuss specific strategies you can use to make sure you can retain your control and at the same time maintain a good relationship with investors.

Virtual event

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About the Event

“The Founders’ Dilemma - How to ensure you will not be kicked out by your investors”. with Victoria Yampolsky of Startup Station. Hosted by Jason Kraus and Yevgeny Ioffe. 

According to Harvard Business Review, out of 212 American startups founded between the late 1990s and early 2000s, within three years, 50% of the founders were no longer the CEO; in year four, 40%; and fewer than 25% led their companies’ initial public offerings. Generally, four out of five entrepreneurs are forced to step down from the CEO’s post.

In this webinar, we will discuss specific strategies you can use to make sure you can retain your control and at the same time maintain a good relationship with investors.

Which terms are important to negotiate to retain control?

  • The truth about the company’s valuation
  • Top three tips on creating a board of directors
  • Key strategies in managing a board of directors
  • Top five reasons why you may lose control of your company
  • What to do if your position as a founder is threatened

About the Speaker

Victoria Yampolsky, CFA is the Founder and President of The Startup Station, an education and advisory platform focused on modeling and valuing early-stage ventures. We help you articulate your business case to investors from the financial point of view. More than 1,000 founders have taken The Startup Station's courses to learn the basics of accounting, valuation, financial modeling, and startup financing and more than 100 founders worked with The Startup Station one-on-one across more than 15 industries. Victoria holds a Bachelor's Degree, Cum Laude, in Computer Science, with a minor in Mathematics from Cornell University, and an MBA, with honors, from Columbia Business School. Victoria is also on the Advisory Board of the Computing and Information Science (CIS) Department of Cornell University.

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Speaker

  • Victoria Yampolsky

    The Startup Station

    President

Hosts

  • Yevgeny Ioffe

    Mi-Si

    Co-Founder

  • Jason Kraus

    Prepare 4 VC

    Founder

Organizers

  • Jason Kraus

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Yevgeny Ioffe

    Mi-Si Electronics Design, Inc.

    Co-Director

  • Steve Vilkas

    Prepare 4 VC

    Community Builder

  • Christopher Dube

    Prepare 4 VC

    Community Builder