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Silicon Valley attorney Roger Rappoport will discuss startup funding strategies.
About this event
This event is online.

Entrepreneurs can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend!

In order to participate, you must register here:

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(The login link will be sent to Eventbrite registrants right before the start of the event.)

This is a workshop for startup founders, startup executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, designers & developers.


A 50 + page digital workbook & reference materials are included.


Getting funding from investors is always a challenge for startups. Avoiding common pitfalls when raising money can make the difference between your startup's success or failure & the amount of dilution that founders will suffer, which can mean the difference between a great or a dismal exit.

In this session you will learn:

the most common, costly mistakes entrepreneurs make when fundraising

how to develop a funding strategy appropriate for your startup

appropriate funding instruments for each round of funding, including convertible notes, SAFE's, common stock & preferred stock ;

the dangers of SAFEs

when to raise funds, how much to raise, & from whom;

the danger of taking too much or too little from investors;

identifying the valuation inflection points of your company;

the differences between seed, angel & venture capital funding;

alternative funding sources;

the pros & cons of selling equity, convertible instruments, & venture debt;

selecting & gaining access to the right investor; and

what to do to increase the pre-money valuation of your company.

About the Speaker:

Roger Rappoport is a partner at Procopio, an AM LAW 200 law firm, & is the founder & leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth & Venture Capital Practice Group.

He has extensive experience in advising startup & well-established emerging growth companies, primarily in the software, information technology, Internet, fixed & mobile communications technology, cleantech & life sciences sectors.

Roger is the co-author of Investor Agreements in a Financing Transaction a chapter in Financing California Businesses, California Continuing Education of the Bar, Co-author of "Considerations for Angel & VC Funded Startups & Emerging Growth Companies Considering a Loan Under the Paycheck Protection Program," & Co-author of Changes in Convertible Instruments for Early Stage Financings.

Roger is a frequent speaker & panelist on topics & issues related to the development & implementation of a company's formation & funding strategy.

Before attending law school, he was the founder of a technology company, growing the company to more than $10 million in revenue.

Roger is very connected with investors in Silicon Valley & beyond & is an active angel investor. As an attorney, he has been involved in hundreds of transactions such as merger & acquisition transactions, private equity & venture capital financing transactions, & complex restructuring transactions.

Roger is also the founder of Access Silicon Valley, a platform for entrepreneurs, on a global basis, to gain access to Silicon Valley's best & brightest Venture Capitalists, "been there done that" entrepreneurs, & experts. Take a closer look at the Access Silicon Valley Video Fireside Chat Series hosted by Roger, with representatives of some of the Valley's most high profile VCs, such as Andreessen Horowitz, Foundation Capital, Floodgate, Venrock, Canaan Partners & more.

Your email address will be shared with Procopio for the purpose of allowing Procopio to send a copy of the slide presentation & the recording of the webinar to registered attendees.

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