STARTUP LAW 101 | TURNING LEGALESE INTO LAYMAN’S TERMS

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21 @ NOON PST

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LEGAL TERMS YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND BEFORE TAKING MONEY

 A bad term sheet can bring you lifelong headaches and cost you millions of dollars.

 

I’ll explain the most common terms investors use and how to negotiate them.

 

THE ONE FORM THAT CAN COST YOU MILLIONS IN EXTRA TAXES

Equity can be highly valuable when handled properly and costly when handled improperly.

I’ll walk you through the one form you need to file to avoid paying extra taxes.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM DOWN ROUNDS

A down round can hurt your company’s morale and your personal wealth.

Find out how to mitigate the risk of, and hopefully avoid, a down round.

WHO'S YOUR HOST?

Lili Balfour is the founder of Atelier Advisors and Finance for Entrepreneurs. She’s helped over 100 companies raise over $200 million and taught over 10,000 entrepreneurs around the world, both online and in person.

She’s advised a wide range of companies including: Derivix (acquired by FlexTrade Systems), Visual IQ (acquired by Nielsen), Decorist (acquired by Bed, Bath, and Beyond), Practice Fusion (acquired by Allscripts), Clerk Dogs (acquired by Netflix), FeedHenry (acquired by Red Hat), Bag, Borrow, or Steal, Erin Fetherston, Sustainable Minds, Eckhart Tolle, Wellbeats, Peeled Snacks, and too many other wonderful companies to list.

Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fox Business, and Huffington Post. She’s served as a mentor and/or guest speaker for 500 Startups, Startup Grind, SF Hacker News, The Hivery, Stanford Igniters, American Express CEO Boot Camp, Smart Fabrics, and Silicon Vikings.