Term Sheets for Startups

Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

WilmerHale 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Term Sheets form the basis of your capital-raising transaction and relationship with any investor, from angel to VC. At some point, every entrepreneur and startup founder is faced with navigating a term sheet. Understanding the best strategies for raising funds and knowing the right questions to ask when negotiating terms can be critical to your company's success Join WilmerHaleEmerging Company and Venture Capital Practice Co-Chair and Partner Gary Schall and Senior Associate Avery Reaves for a quick-hitting overview on term sheets and other tips for raising a seed financing round. This program covers convertible note and Series Seed/A term sheets in plain English and offers pointers on what is and is not negotiable.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • parties to an early-stage financing transaction, their roles and objectives;
  • the practical effects of pre- and post-money valuation and dilution;
  • point-by-point review of the material terms of a financing term sheet;
  • preparing for a negotiation, what to negotiate vs. less negotiable/non-negotiable terms


Gary SchallEmerging Company and Venture Capital Practice Co-Chair and Partner,WilmerHale

Avery ReavesSenior Associate, WlmerHale


6:00-6:30pm Registration with Pizza and Soft Drinks

6:30-8:00 Term Sheet Workshop


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