You've found an innovative solution to a problem. So you decide to turn the idea into a company. You try and test the idea, and you realize it works and that it has the potential to be a big success. Now go and get funding!
This is the stage where the investor comes in and where things get legal.
There are various ways in which early stage startups can raise capital: angel investors, venture capital, private equity and a whole lot of other terms. We'll talk you through the legal side of that early investment round: starting at the letter of intent on the legal rollercoaster to that much-deserved glass of champagne. We will give you an overview of the typical documents and steps involved, provide you with some tips and tricks for the negotiations and present you with the legal vocabulary you need to get through it all.
Join us on October 11th in the Greenhouse at YES!Delft, where you are invited to meet up with our corporate law specialists Nikita Gommeren and Franka van Buuren (Bird & Bird).
Do you want to discuss a specific topic, or do you have specific questions? Please let us know on the registration form!
15.30 Doors open (registration and coffee)
17.15 Q&A / discussion
17.30 Drinks & bites @ Vrijmibo
Nikita Gommeren has been involved in various (international) transactions, including venture capital/private equity investments, acquisitions and joint ventures. She has significant experience in the life sciences sector as well as in the field of technology and communications. She has a hands-on-approach and as part of the Bird & Bird startup team she provides entrepreneurs with advice on all corporate legal aspects of their business.
Franka van Buuren specializes in M&A and corporate law, with a clear mission to develop her clients' businesses. She enjoys working with larger cross-border clients as well as with tech start-ups, each at the forefront of various sectors such as telecommunications, life sciences and IT.
Bird & Bird is an international leading law firm which provides a full range of legal, tax and notarial services. Bird & Bird's goal is to be the number one law firm in the world for organizations being changed by technology and the digital world. They often work with innovative start-ups and have ample experience with working for high-tech companies