Lunch & Learn: Conducting a Successful Capital Raise

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Location: Atlanta Tech Village Speakeasy Boardroom
3423 Piedmont Rd. NEAtlanta, Georgia 30305
RSVP Here Add to Calendar 01/24/2017 12:00 PM 01/24/2017 1:30 PM America/New_York Lunch & Learn: Conducting a Successful Capital Raise Raising capital can be a daunting task for an early-stage company. The session discusses the key business, finance and legal issues an entrepreneur needs to know to conduct a successful capital ...
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  • How much money you should raise
  • How you approach angels (individual angels vs. angel groups)
  • Choosing among the dizzying array of financial instruments used in today’s seed financings, including Series A preferred stock, Series Seed preferred stock, convertible notes and SAFE notes
  • Affixing the right terms to these instruments
  • How to set the pre-money valuation
The presentation will be amplified with war stories from Michael’s many years as an angel investor and counseling early-stage companies. The session will be interactive, so bring your questions. About the Speaker Michael Horten is a US and European educated lawyer with over 40 years of experience as a practicing attorney, including 25 years with King & Spalding. In 2000, Michael launched Horten CC, a law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurial growth companies. The firm employs a non-traditional practice model: First, the firm provides blue chip legal services without the unnecessary overhead typically associated with traditional law firms. Second, the firm delivers its services for a fixed fee – it maintains price lists for most of the services that are needed by early-stage companies. Michael is also an active angel investor and is involved in several angel groups. 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  • How much money you should raise
  • How you approach angels (individual angels vs. angel groups)
  • Choosing among the dizzying array of financial instruments used in today’s seed financings, including Series A preferred stock, Series Seed preferred stock, convertible notes and SAFE notes
  • Affixing the right terms to these instruments
  • How to set the pre-money valuation
The presentation will be amplified with war stories from Michael’s many years as an angel investor and counseling early-stage companies. The session will be interactive, so bring your questions. About the Speaker Michael Horten is a US and European educated lawyer with over 40 years of experience as a practicing attorney, including 25 years with King & Spalding. In 2000, Michael launched Horten CC, a law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurial growth companies. The firm employs a non-traditional practice model: First, the firm provides blue chip legal services without the unnecessary overhead typically associated with traditional law firms. Second, the firm delivers its services for a fixed fee – it maintains price lists for most of the services that are needed by early-stage companies. Michael is also an active angel investor and is involved in several angel groups. [rsvp_time] => 00:00:00 [status] => 1 [attributes] => Array ( [signup_link] => https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-conducting-a-successful-capital-raise-registration-30331595619 ) [status_array] => Array ( [0] => Pending [1] => Approved ) [categories] => EM_Categories Object ( [categories] => Array ( [5] => EM_Category Object ( [id] => 5 [term_id] => 5 [name] => Entrepreneurship [slug] => entrepreneurship [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 17 [taxonomy] => event-categories [description] => [parent] => 0 [count] => 898 [image_url] => [color] => [fields] => Array ( ) [required_fields] => Array ( ) [feedback_message] => [errors] => Array ( ) [mime_types] => Array ( [1] => gif [2] => jpg [3] => png ) [filter] => raw ) ) [event_id] => 5140 [post_id] => 11878 [fields] => Array ( ) [required_fields] => Array ( ) [feedback_message] => [errors] => Array ( ) [mime_types] => Array ( [1] => gif [2] => jpg [3] => png ) ) )
Atlanta Tech Village Speakeasy Boardroom

Raising capital can be a daunting task for an early-stage company. The session discusses the key business, finance and legal issues an entrepreneur needs to know to conduct a successful capital raise, including:

  • How much money you should raise
  • How you approach angels (individual angels vs. angel groups)
  • Choosing among the dizzying array of financial instruments used in today’s seed financings, including Series A preferred stock, Series Seed preferred stock, convertible notes and SAFE notes
  • Affixing the right terms to these instruments
  • How to set the pre-money valuation

The presentation will be amplified with war stories from Michael’s many years as an angel investor and counseling early-stage companies. The session will be interactive, so bring your questions.

About the Speaker

Michael Horten is a US and European educated lawyer with over 40 years of experience as a practicing attorney, including 25 years with King & Spalding. In 2000, Michael launched Horten CC, a law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurial growth companies. The firm employs a non-traditional practice model: First, the firm provides blue chip legal services without the unnecessary overhead typically associated with traditional law firms. Second, the firm delivers its services for a fixed fee – it maintains price lists for most of the services that are needed by early-stage companies. Michael is also an active angel investor and is involved in several angel groups.