Series A Venture Capital Financing: A Review of 2015 and A Look Forward to 2016
February 4, 2016 — Thursday
4:00 pm — 5:30 pm
WhereCIC - Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, Havana Room, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02142
Entrepreneurs are faced with many difficult decisions when starting a new business enterprise. Foremost amongst them is how to finance the early stage operations of the business. For those entrepreneurs contemplating raising capital from investors, several important questions need to be closely considered, including: What is the proper valuation for my business? What percentage of my company should I sell? How much control should I relinquish? What is the proper composition of my Board of Directors?
We have gathered a panel of seasoned venture capital and angel investors that will discuss these and other issues and will share invaluable insight to entrepreneurs preparing for a fundraising.
The panel discussion will include:
- A presentation and review of data regarding 2015 Series A financing activity and preferred stock terms.
- A discussion of VC/start-up trends in the Boston market including valuations, deal terms and “hot” industries.
- A forecast of financing activity for 2016.
Scott Bleier, Member, Morse
Nilanjana Bhowmik, Partner, Longworth Venture Partners
Vin Fabiani, Partner, HLM Venture Partners
David Jegen, Partner, F-Prime Capital
Dan Powdermaker, Angel Investor, Launchpad Venture Group