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Critical Issues in Negotiating Investments in Early Stage Tech Companies


The Atlanta Technology Angels Education series is proud to partner with Morris Manning and Martin to present:    


Whether you are an angel investor or an entrepreneur, there are many critical issues that are raised in navigating the fundraising process for early stage technology companies.  From entrepreneurs selecting an investor group to investors performing due diligence and negotiating a deal with specific definitive documents, there are critical issues to be addressed. 

To help make sense of the myriad of issues, experienced counsel from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, with extensive experience representing angels, venture capital firms and entrepreneurs will present and discuss critical issues from both the investor's and entrepreneur's perspective.

The topics will include:

·  Investor pros and cons: Friends & Family vs. Angel Groups vs. Venture Capital Firms

·  Structure of Security Offerings: Common Stock vs. Preferred Stock vs. Convertible Debt vs. SAFE Instruments.

·  Negotiating the Term Sheet: Standard Terms for Equity and Convertible Debt Term Sheets

·  Contrasting Angel and VC Terms

·  Due Diligence Issues

·  Issues in Negotiating the Definitive Agreements

The session will be interactive and fast paced so bring your questions and experience. Seldom will you get this level of information and tips about funding transactions in one setting.

Socializing over beer, wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30pm. The presentation starts at 6 p.m. with additional time afterwards. 

Free: to ATA members (with code available in member email).

Discount: To ATV members (with code available in forum). Entrepreneur? Use the "Contact the Organizer" button on the right to learn about discounts for startups founders and teams.

General Public: $35

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