UPCOMING EVENTS

MoFo ScaleUp Speaker Series

April 16 2021 - April 16 2021 |

ScaleUp Speaker Series Session 3: Angel Investing

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.

MoFo ScaleUp Speaker Series

April 23 2021 - April 23 2021 |

ScaleUp Speaker Series Session 4: Venture Capital Investing

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.

MoFo ScaleUp Speaker Series

April 30 2021 - April 30 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.

MoFo ScaleUp Speaker Series

May 7 2021 - May 7 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.

MoFo ScaleUp Speaker Series

May 14 2021 - May 14 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.

MoFo ScaleUp Speaker Series

May 21 2021 - May 21 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.

MoFo ScaleUp Speaker Series

May 28 2021 - May 28 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.