The Value of IP: Raising Capital With Patents As Collateral

Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm

MIT Stata Center, 32-155 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Intangible assets make up over 80% of the S&P 500 today. In today’s market, intellectual property holdings have become core aspects in a growing number of businesses in a multitude of sectors from biotech to cyber security. As a result, asset-based lenders have turned to IP portfolios as another form of collateral to secure their loans. This creates new pathways for companies to raise capital using their IP. If lenders deem the value of physical assets inadequate to serve as insurance, patents could offer an alternative source of collateral that can often surpass the value of physical assets. Join us to discuss how to harness the value of a robust IP portfolio and learn the necessary requirements to secure these intangible assets for funding.  


Our panelists will discuss 

- IP backed debt capital financing and its advantages  

              Raise capital without highly dilutive round 

              No equity or minimal warrant ownership 

              Leverage IP value to reduce cost of capital 

              Ability to raise more capital for longer runway 

-First hand experiences with the process from companies 

-Basic Requirements 

-Balancing this option with traditional debt and equity raises 

Keegan Caldwell, Managing Member, Caldwell IP


Geoff Pope, Senior Vice President at Aon Risk Solutions

Arran Stewart,Founder and CVO of, Contributor for NASDAQ

Christian Wentz, CEO, Gradient

Chad Willardson,  Founder, President Pacific Capital

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Public, MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff


Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property Speaker Series



Free for members; $10 for Student members; $40 for non-members; Livestream: $20 for non-members

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