Come to Terms with Angel and Venture Term Sheets

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This limited-seat luncheon brings some of Boston’s most experienced attorneys to provide two hours of deep instruction to entrepreneurs struggling to understand the complexity of high growth investments. Sample terms sheets will be provided and analyzed.

Working lunch programs are hosted by TCN’s professional service sponsors to provide tactical level information designed to accelerate the fundraising process.


Will Perkins – Morgan Lewis

Jason Rodriguez – Morgan Lewis

TCN on Air: Breaking Down Strategic Investment for Life Science

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There are many routes to funding your life science startup. One way to get to the next step in the early stages is through strategic investments with industry partners. In this online interactive Google hangout, we will look at how a strategic investment differs from regular financial investments such as angels or VCs, and how this can both negatively and positively impact your company. It will also discuss who potential strategics are, their motivation, as well as the recent trends in strategic investment.

If you are looking for alternative routes to funding, this is the hangout for you!

Ryan Sansom – Goodwin Procter

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Quick Patenting Strategies for Startups

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Navigating Founders Issues

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Privacy and Information Security: What Every New Business Needs to Know

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Entity Selection for Startups

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Convertible Debt for Startups

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Apply for Angel Funding from an Investor’s Perspective

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Not all angel groups are created equal. Hear from the leaders of the top angel groups in Boston on where to begin when you are approaching angel groups. Learn what to expect when you approach angel groups and how to make your application and pitch stand out.

 Questions answered will include:
How do you approach angel groups?
What are the most important parts of the application?
What is the best way to prepare for your pitch to an angel group?
What about the JOBs act and the new solicitation rules, how does that change the landscape?



Crowdfunding Options for Startups

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Know Your Valuation for Equity Compensation (And Avoid the Perils of 409A)

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If you are planning to offer anyone stock options – including employees and consultants – then you NEED to understand how to value your company correctly. If you run afoul of the 409A rules, you and your employees could have a very unpleasant tax surprise.

In this workshop, we will cover:

  • The difference between valuation for 409A and valuation for raising money
  • The difference between ISOs and non-ISOs
  • General valuation concepts and approaches that the IRS has outlined, especially as they apply to early-stage companies
  • If and when you need to engage an outside expert to assist with a valuation


– Alicia Amaral, Scalar Analytics

– Scott Goodwin, Wolf & Company


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