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Understanding Investors and Preferred Stock Financings in Silicon Valley

  • Stanford University Encina Hall 616 Serra St Stanford CA USA (map)


Joseph Z. Perkins, Partner, Technology Companies Group, Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP


The idea of raising money through venture capital can be daunting if you’ve never gone through that process before.  In this presentation, we will discuss various aspects of the fundraise process, including how to choose your investor and prepare for a term sheet, key terms to look for in the financing, and how to get to close as quickly as possible.  Learn about different types of investors, what they look for in their potential investments, and what they bring to the table in accelerating a startup’s growth.  We’ll also review specific scenarios and how various liquidation preferences can impact your company’s exit.


4:15pm: Doors open
4:30pm-5:30pm: Talk and Discussion
5:30pm-6:00pm: Networking

LOCATION: Philippines Conference Room, 3rd floor Encina Hall, 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305

PARKING: Open parking at Stanford University available starting 4:00pm near Encina Hall unless otherwise marked. Nearest parking garage is Structure 7, below the Graduate School of Business Knight School of Management. 



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