UPCOMING EVENTS

January 19 2021 - January 19 2021 | Webinar

Investing in Innovation Webinar

Join us for an informative session about corporate investing, including how it brings innovation to startups by connecting them with corporations around the world.

Key topics will include:

How corporations leverage startups to drive innovation.
Why startups should consider corporate investors.
Options for corporations looking to invest in startups, including the venture capital-as-a-service.
Participants in the webinar will have the opportunity to ask our moderator and speakers questions as part of the event.

Moderator:

Alex Wilhelm, the Senior Editor at TechCrunch. He previously worked for Crunchbase News as Editor in Chief, as well as The Next Web and Mattermark.

Speakers:

Jim Krenn, Partner at Morrison & Foerster. Jim has extensive experience representing private and public companies and investors in business transactions from formation through liquidity. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and emerging company counseling.

Anis Uzzaman Ph.D., CEO & General Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures. Anis overlooks all management investments and operations. Located in Silicon Valley, Pegasus Tech Ventures has $1.5 Billion AUM and provides early stage to final round funding. Anis has invested in over 180 startups in the United States, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Anis is also the Chairman of Startup World Cup, a global startup pitch competition with 50+ regional events across the 6 continents leading up to $1 Million Dollar investment prize.

January 22 2021 - January 22 2021 |

ScaleUp Speaker Series Session 1: Incorporating a Startup

Morrison & Foerster offers a free nine-part series for startup founders, executives, and investors on the legal side of founding a startup. This weekly seminar in our Palo Alto office will arm you with the knowledge needed to manage the legal aspects of launching, funding, and growing a startup, with insights to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered by this one hour session include:

  • Choosing the right form of legal entity (e.g., corporation or LLC?)
  • Incorporation process and key documents
  • Organizational matters (including founder stock issuances and assignment of IP)
  • Post-incorporation concerns (including aggregation of IP and creating equity incentives)

To register, kindly email Vishal Singh with your LinkedIn at ECVCevents@mofo.com.

January 29 2021 - January 29 2021 |

ScaleUp Speaker Series Session 2: Intellectual Property Basics for Startups

Morrison & Foerster offers a complimentary nine-part series for startup founders, executives, and investors on the legal side of founding a startup. This weekly seminar will arm attendees with the knowledge needed to manage the legal aspects of launching, funding, and growing a startup, with insights to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered in this one hour session include:

  • Patent basics
  • Trade secret basics
  • Copyright basics
  • Trademark basics
  • Selected IP issues at formation, business development, financing and acquisition

To register, kindly email Vishal Singh with your LinkedIn to ECVCevents@mofo.com.

February 5 2021 - February 5 2021 |

ScaleUp Speaker Series Session 3: Raising Angel Investment (Including Convertible Note and SAFE Financings)

Morrison & Foerster offers a complimentary nine-part series for startup founders, executives, and investors on the legal side of founding a startup. This weekly seminar will arm attendees with the knowledge needed to manage the legal aspects of launching, funding, and growing a startup, with insights to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered in this one hour session include:

  • Structure of equity investments (including dilution, liquidation preference, participation rights, conversion rights, voting rights and pre-emptive rights)
  • Structure of debt investments (including conversion discounts, valuation caps and alternatives at maturity)
  • Convertible note derivatives (including SAFEs and KISSs)
  • General solicitation, crowdfunding and secondary liquidity

To register, kindly email Vishal Singh with your LinkedIn at ECVCevents@mofo.com.

February 12 2021 - February 12 2021 |

ScaleUp Speaker Series Session 4: Raising Venture Capital Investment (Deal Terms and Structure)

Morrison & Foerster offers a complimentary nine-part series for startup founders, executives, and investors on the legal side of founding a startup. This weekly seminar will arm attendees with the knowledge needed to manage the legal aspects of launching, funding, and growing a startup, with insights to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered in this one hour session include:

  • Typical capital structure of a venture-backed startup
  • Rights, preferences and privileges of preferred stock (including waterfall distribution of acquisition proceeds)
  • Capitalization tables and liquidation models
  • Venture capital term sheets
  • Due diligence process and issues

To register, kindly send your LinkedIn to Vishal Singh at ECVCevents@mofo.com.

February 19 2021 - February 19 2021 |

ScaleUp Speaker Series Session 5: Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs

Morrison & Foerster offers a complimentary nine-part series for startup founders, executives, and investors on the legal side of founding a startup. This weekly seminar will arm attendees with the knowledge needed to manage the legal aspects of launching, funding, and growing a startup, with insights to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered in this one hour session include:

  • Organizational mistakes
  • Stock issuance mistakes
  • Intellectual property mistakes
  • Employment mistakes
  • Fundraising mistakes

To register, kindly email your LinkedIn to Vishal Singh at ECVCevents@mofo.com.

February 26 2021 - February 26 2021 |

ScaleUp Speaker Series Session 6: Startup Equity Incentives

Morrison & Foerster offers a complimentary nine-part series for startup founders, executives, and investors on the legal side of founding a startup. This weekly seminar will arm attendees with the knowledge needed to manage the legal aspects of launching, funding, and growing a startup, with insights to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered in this one hour session include:

  • Founder restricted stock and stock options
  • Vesting and repurchase rights (including 83(b) elections and early exercise)
  • Stock incentive plans
  • Incentive stock options (ISOs) and nonqualified stock options (NSOs)
  • Administration of stock option plans and valuation

To register, kindly email your LinkedIn to Vishal Singh at ECVCevents@mofo.com.

March 5 2021 - March 5 2021 |

ScaleUp Speaker Series Session 7: Follow-on Venture Financing Complexities

Morrison & Foerster offers a complimentary nine-part series for startup founders, executives, and investors on the legal side of founding a startup. This weekly seminar will arm attendees with the knowledge needed to manage the legal aspects of launching, funding, and growing a startup, with insights to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered in this one hour session include:

  • “Down rounds” and antidilution adjustments
  • Recapitalizing prior investments
  • Pay-to-play financings
  • Capitalization tables and financing models

To register, kindly send an email to Vishal Singh with your LinkedIn at ECVCevents@mofo.com.

March 12 2021 - March 12 2021 |

ScaleUp Speaker Series Session 8: Selling Your Startup

Morrison & Foerster offers a complimentary nine-part series for startup founders, executives, and investors on the legal side of founding a startup. This weekly seminar will arm attendees with the knowledge needed to manage the legal aspects of launching, funding, and growing a startup, with insights to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered in this one hour session include:

  • Typical target corporate structures
  • Process considerations
  • Acquisition structures (including asset purchases, stock purchases and mergers)
  • Key terms of acquisition agreements

To register, kindly email Vishal Singh with your LinkedIn at ECVCevents@mofo.com.

March 19 2021 - March 19 2021 |

ScaleUp Speaker Series Session 9: Open Forum Recap

Join us for an interactive session to recap the issues covered during our eightweek Startup Speaker Series. We’ll devote the full hour to answer audience questions on our curriculum topics:

  • Incorporating a startup
  • Intellectual property basics for startups
  • Raising angel financing (including convertible note financings)
  • Raising venture capital investment (deal terms and structure)
  • Most common legal mistakes of startup entrepreneurs
  • Startup equity incentives,/
  • Follow–on venture financing complexities
  • Selling your startup

To register, kindly email Vishal Singh with your LinkedIn at ECVCevents@mofo.com.