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Funded Founders Forum: Capitalization Following Initial Financing - Managing Cap Table Seed to Exit

Join us for an evening discussion and networking event with entrepreneurs & investors to address the management of your capital structure until an eventual exit.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

You and your co-founders have finally managed to land that initial round of funding.  Time to relax?  Not a chance!  You've got to make it to the (1) product launch, (2) next round of financing, (3) successful exit, or (4) all of the above.  What changes need to be made to your capitalization structure to prepare for future rounds of financing and ultimately to reach a successful exit event?

Join us for an evening discussion and networking event with entrepreneurs & investors to address the management of your capital structure until an eventual exit.

Our discussion topics will include:

  • Rightsizing Cap Structure to Properly Incentivize Employees (should Eduardo Saverin have been granted a 30% interest in Facebook?)
  • Re-vesting: should founders expect to subject their shares to re-vesting?
  • Grants: should employees be given follow-on grants (if so, when and how much)?
  • Policy: Does an equity granting policy need to be implemented?
  • Post acquisition: Do agreements need to be revised for the optimal outcome following an acquisition (option acceleration, single trigger, double trigger)
This event is for recently Funded Founders only, those individuals who are founders of a company that has received (at least) Seed or Series A funding in the last 2 years. To register, you must fit the criteria and are required to answer a series of pertinent questions.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Procopio, 1020 Marsh Road #200, Menlo Park, CA 94019
Cost: When registering for the event, use code: SVF-WHARTONFFF pay the SVForum member price of $25 (regularly $59 for non SVForum members).


Michael Sinkula, Co-Founder & Director of Business Development, Envia Systems
Before co-founding Envia Systems Inc., Mr. Sinkula was the Director of Business Development at Nanoexa, where he successfully negotiated development and licensing contracts for lithium battery technology and products. Prior to that, Mr. Sinkula founded Molecular ID Systems, a company that developed portable bacterial diagnostic devices. He has also held several finance positions at Hewlett Packard. Mr. Sinkula earned a B.S. in Finance from Santa Clara University, a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Newcastle (United Kingdom), and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Igor Taber, Director, Intel Capital
Igor Taber is a Director at Intel Capital’s Datacenter Software group focusing on Big Data, Analytics and Cloud enterprise investments.   He initially joined Intel Capital in 2008 and prior to current role, he led Intel Capital investments in Russia where he invested in number of leading consumer and enterprise companies.  He has invested and serves on the boards as observer or director of,DeNovo (datacenter and cloud provider), Rock Flow Dynamics (enterprise software), Sapato (acquired by Ozon), kupiVIP (ecommerce), Ozon (ecommerce), Altergeo (mobile).   Prior to Intel Capital, Igor was Director for Business Development in Intel WiMAX Group where he led deal structuring and negotiations with Sprint Nextel which resulted in Sprint’s initial commitment to WiMAX for its 4G network. He was also Chief of Staff to VP and GM of Intel WiMAX group. Early in his career he was in product management defining Intel next generation optical and communication products. He originally joined Intel in 2001 as part of Sales and Marketing Rotation Program – premier training program for recent college graduates. Igor has MBA from Wharton Business School and Computer Engineering degree from University of Kansas. 

Moderated by: Jon Gonzales, Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Jon Gonzales is a partner in Procopio’s Silicon Valley office. He counsels emerging growth companies, public companies and angel investors with regard to business formations, financings, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance and licensing matters. His experience includes the representation of technology companies in the consumer, mobile advertising, social, Internet, semiconductor, software, and hardware sectors. Jon’s prior experience also includes serving as Chief Corporate Counsel at a public semiconductor company, Vice President and General Counsel – Operating Companies at Idealab, and as an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represented Netscape Communications and NeXT Software and top-tier investment banks in connection with the initial public offerings of NVIDIA and Informatica. Jon is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas. He received his BBA (Accounting) and MPA (Taxation) from the University of Texas at Austin and his JD from Stanford University.


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