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In part one of this two-part series (held on March 5), experienced startup and VC counsel will present an overview of the most common methods of financing your startup – convertible securities and priced equity rounds (and everything in between). We will discuss how these vehicles work, key negotiating terms to consider, pitfalls to avoid, and the deal landscape, generally.
In part two of this two-part series (held on April 2), attendees will break into small groups led by seasoned deal counsel, analyze a mock term sheet provided by a hypothetical VC firm, and propose revised investment terms. We will use the lessons learned in Part 1 to inform these “negotiations” and then open up for a debriefing Q&A, moderated by deal counsel.
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Matthew E. Uretsky is not only a dependable sounding board for innovators and investors, but also an advocate dedicated to diversifying the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He advises entrepreneurial clients in technology-driven industries at every stage of the business lifecycle, from initial formation and funding to exit strategy.
Matthew E. Uretsky is not only a dependable sounding board for innovators and investors, but also an advocate dedicated to diversifying the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Matthew E. Uretsky advises entrepreneurial clients in technology-driven industries at every stage of the business lifecycle, from initial formation and funding to exit strategy. He combines industry knowledge with extensive deal experience to deliver smart solutions for tech, tech-enabled, and life sciences companies with respect to choice of business entity, intellectual property protection, internal governance, private and public debt and equity financings, securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and beyond.
Innovators and investors regularly seek Matt’s depth of knowledge and practical guidance for pre-seed, seed, and early stage to expansion and growth stage capital raising transactions and ultimate liquidity events. He works closely with venture capital funds, family offices, private equity and hedge funds, and angel networks and funds to understand and meet their individual business needs. He keeps up with the rapid pace of the emerging technologies and techniques that are disrupting every industry, advising clients on cryptocurrencies, SAFEs, KISSes, and other innovative fintech solutions.
Committed to making more room for diverse professionals in the entrepreneurial space, Matt works extensively with woman-led start-ups and is a mentor for the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship. He also represents a number of Israel-based clients to facilitate their expansion to the United States, having collaborated with one such CEO to create an Israeli Air Force alumni meetup to connect entrepreneurial graduates in the greater New York City area. He is also actively involved with the firm’s immigration and naturalization clinic as well as its name-change program for transgender people.
Matt regularly contributes to the vibrant start-up ecosystem, writing and speaking about key issues for founders and investors at conferences, venture fairs, meetups, and co-working spaces. He is an advisor for New York University’s Summer Launchpad Program, the 365x Israeli business accelerator program, and the Princeton Tech Meetup. An avid golfer, Matt captained the Dartmouth College golf team.
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I've been doing startups since long before they were cool. My passions include startups, data science, and coffee.
My latest venture, Board++ breaks glass ceilings, diversifies startup boards, and develops our next generation of leaders by placing corporate executives from underrepresented groups on startup boards. I founded the Startup Grind Princeton chapter in 2014 and live in downtown Princeton.
Elisabet Mas is the co-founder and founding CEO of WASHROCKS. WASHROCKS is Spain’s first one-day laundry and dry-cleaning delivery service App, providing two-hour pick-up widows and real-time information about the status of your laundry. In the era of instant delivery, WASHROCKS, is a successful example of a disruptive business model that uses real-time route optimization to provide a new service. Prior to creating WASHROCKS, Elisabet Mas was a founding team member of ByHours.com, a global microstays booking platform that allows guests to book hotels by the hour.
Born in Barcelona, Spain, Elisabet Mas received her BA from ESADE and her MBA from Pompeu Fabra. In 2015, she was received a full scholarship as a recognition of her work as one of Barcelona’s best disruptive entrepreneurs.
Today, Elisabet Mas is a digital business strategist consultant with a deep understanding of early-stage companies, go-to-market strategies, digital marketing, online marketplaces, on-demand delivery services, managerial finance, legal business structures, and investment fund structures.
She also serves as the Startup Grind Princeton Co-Director (Google for Startups) and a mentor at Princeton University eLab accelerator.
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