Legal Roadmap for Early Stage Tech Companies: Navigating Common Issues and Fundraising

 

This workshop will focus on legal issues impacting early stage tech companies, including entity formation (LLCs vs. corporations) and key dos and don’ts for young entrepreneurs. We will also explore issues to think through when raising funds, including types of fund raising methods (equity vs. convertibles), key investing terms to understand, and due diligence problems to avoid.

Nick Foreste is a corporate attorney at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, with a legal practicing focusing on venture capital and mergers & acquisitions. Nick serves in a de-facto general counsel capacity to many technology companies and tech-focused funds throughout the country. Nick previously co-founded a small technology startup and enjoys leveraging that experience, together with his legal expertise, to support emerging technology companies throughout their corporate life cycles: from formation and early stage funding to growth equity financings, acquisitions, and exits.