Seed Stage Investment Structures w/ Bob Gillespie

When taking early-stage investments, many entrepreneurs have questions on how to structure those investments.  What is the company worth?  How much of the company should they give up?  How does equity work?  How these early investments are structured can have an impact on future investment and the success of the company.  This session will discuss different structures as well as recommending a structure for these seed stage investments.

- Understanding how early-stage deals can be structured
- Understanding how basic capitalization tables are calculated
- Understanding of pros and cons of different structures
- Understanding possible pitfalls and future issues with structures that are set up now
- Recommendation on a simple, clean, standard structure that will be fair to investors and the entrepreneur that will be easily accepted by future institutional investors
- Plus, you get to Bob talk, which is benefit all by itself. 

Bob Gillespie is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in technology, leadership, and operations.  He believes that the ability to build great teams is the most important factor for success. Companies Bob has founded have gone on to raise over $70M in venture funding with an enterprise value of over $300M.  In an advisory role, he has worked extensively with over 100 companies, with his mentorship and network connections leading to new customers, partnerships and venture funding for the participating companies.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:00am to 11:30am

1871, CushWake Classroom 1.08 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654


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