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In this “ChalkTalk” session, David Willbrand will demystify the jargon while unpacking and sharing everything that you need to know about fundraising for your early-stage startup.
He explains in accessible language what a cap table is, how it comes together, how it evolves and – most importantly – how startups raise money! If you are a founder or entrepreneur (or thinking about making that leap), chances are you are a world-class expert in certain areas of your startup (e.g., intellectual property, product development), and have a passing familiarity with other areas (e.g., marketing, human resources). Where you likely have little-to-no experience is all the legal stuff – particularly all the factors involved in organizing, capitalizing and financing a startup.
* Balance Sheets and M&A
* Cap Tables
* Founders Stock
* Preferred Stock
* Convertible Notes
The Startup Super Summit is taking place from November 16th to the 20th and features high caliber programming such as Virtual Keynote Addresses, Workshops, Fireside Chats and other entrepreneurship related sessions.
The theme of this year is RESILIENCE and all of our official Global Entrepreneurship Week complimentary sessions aim to assist entrepreneurs in building a better future for us all.
Join us as we empower entrepreneurs throughout the world seeking to transcend the concerns and challenges brought about by the current global public health crisis.
For the full Startup Super Summit agenda visit https://startupsupersummit.com
Early Stage & Emerging Company Practice Chairperson
At Thompson Hine, I am the Chairperson of the firm's Early Stage & Emerging Company Practice. I primarily work with tech and biotech: • Entrepreneurs and emerging companies, • Accelerators and incubators, • Early-stage investors and venture capital funds, and • Research institutions and corporate innovation teams.
At Thompson Hine, I am the Chairperson of the firm's Early Stage & Emerging Company Practice. I primarily work with tech and biotech:
• Entrepreneurs and emerging companies,
• Accelerators and incubators,
• Early-stage investors and venture capital funds, and
• Research institutions and corporate innovation teams.
Prior to joining Thompson Hine, I worked in the software industry, holding the dual role of CFO and General Counsel at a series of venture-backed companies. Prior to that, I practiced law in Boulder, Colorado.
I combine broad and deep legal knowledge with real-world business and transactional experience. I drive, facilitate and close deals.
I graduated from Harvard University (BA) in 1992 and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (JD) in 1996, where I was Valedictorian and also the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.
I teach “Mergers & Acquisitions” at the University of Michigan Law School.
I also teach “Startups & Venture Capital” at the Syracuse University College of Law and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Prior to that, I taught “Agency & Partnership” at UC.
I am a lecturer at the nationally-ranked Miami University Institute for Entrepreneurship, where I also serve as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
Last but not least, I am very active on LinkedIn, posting frequently on matters of entrepreneurship, technology, economics, culture, self-improvement and, on Fridays, music!