2020 | POINTERS FOR TERM SHEET & DEAL NEGOTIATIONS
2020 February 18
Company founders getting ready to raise outside financing do not want to give up more equity than absolutely necessary. Investors want more equity for their investment as a reward for the risk they are taking on the young company. Valuation is used to determine a fair trade-off of cash for equity. However, company founders need to consider the issues.
What is a reasonable valuation for a startup?
Must this determination be made when first obtaining funds?
What terms might an entrepreneur see when presented with a Term Sheet and what are the trade-offs when negotiating these?
How do terms impact founders’ managerial control of investments and operating decisions?
Our panel, including two angel investors and a serial entrepreneurs who has had successful exits, will discuss these issues concerning valuation and term sheets.
6:00-7:00 PM – Registration & Networking
7:00-7:10 PM – ENET Chairman’s Announcements
7:10-7:25 PM – eMinute PITCH – up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch
7:25-8:15 PM – Expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:15-8:30 PM – Q & A
8:30-9:00 PM – Final networking, including meeting speakers
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Kendall stop on the Red Line.
Draper, Hill Building, One Hampshire St. Cambridge, MA 02139. The address is One Hampshire St but the entrance is actually on Broadway. Attendees must arrive at Draper Labs before 7pm. Entrance will be locked after 7pm.
Pizza, salad and soft drinks will be served at this meeting.
IEEE Entrepreneurs Network – Boston meetings are free to ENET members and $10 for non-members. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone — members as well as non-members — pre-register for the meeting online. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.
Parking Near Draper – Kendall Center Blue, Yellow, and Green Parking Garages. Metered parking is often available after 6pm.
If you cancel your registration before the event, ENET will refund your registration fee in the form of a credit towards a future ENET event.