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Funding Fridays: Understanding the Basics of VC Equity Funding

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Understanding the Basics of VC Equity Funding is the 2nd of the Funding Friday's series. In this educational session, Briana Yesilli, corporate attorney at Cooley, will give you an overview and examples VC Equity Funding for startups.

Please bring:

  • Laptops/ Pen and Paper

You'll learn:

  • Early Pitfalls for Founders seeking VC Equity Funding
  • Types of Financings:
    • Bridge Financings
      • SAFEs
      • Convertible Notes
    • Equity Financings (Preferred Stock)
  • Understand what Valuation Means
    • Pre-money vs. Post-money Valuation
    • Option Pool
    • Cap Table Examples

Attendance in person is preferred, but possible on-line.

Instructor Information:

Briana Yesilli

LinkedIn: Here

As a corporate attorney, my practice centers largely around the representation of privately held emerging growth companies, as well as venture capital and private equity funds that invest in those companies. My work with companies spans the entire corporate life cycle, including strategic decisions and coaching prior to incorporation, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Specialties: new entity formation; structuring; debt and equity financing; commercial agreements; strategic corporate and business development transactions; trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement; IP and licensing agreements.


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Date and Time

03/31/23 @ 10:30 AM

03/31/23 @ 10:30 AM


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