The Emerging Company Series
Part Three: Anatomy of Venture Financing
With Charles E. Torres, Esq
Partner in the Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP and Co-Chair of the Lowenstein Sandler Brooklyn Entrepreneurship Center
Wednesday, October 21 @ 3:00 pm
@ The Columbia Startup Lab
The Emerging Company Workshop is a multipart series designed to address the most important considerations for an emerging company. Each segment — Formation and Financing, Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property, Employees and Consultants, and the Perfect Pitch – seeks to answer entrepreneurs’ most common questions:
This segment, “Anatomy of Venture Financings” will cover the typical terms of convertible promissory note financings and Series Seed / Series A equity financings, as well as the important differences between the two.
It will answer such questions as:
HOW do I get investors interested?
WHAT is a convertible note, the discount rate, and its valuation cap?
HOW do seed equity rounds work?
HOW do you decide to choose whether to seed your company with notes or an early equity round?
Charles E. Torres is a Partner in the Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler. A corporate attorney with more than a decade of experience in venture capital and private equity, Charles’ practice focuses on counseling buyers and sellers in connection with mergers and acquisitions, minority and control investments and portfolio dispositions, typically with respect to established or emerging technology companies. Charles also regularly represents established and emerging technology companies throughout all phases of their development—formation, financing, general corporate growth and realization events.