Past Meetup

Raising Money for Your Startup in a Down Market

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The cut off time to register and pay online is:

2 pm Th 3/10


There is a cover charge for this event.

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First Responders $7 plus Eventbrite fees

Second Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees

Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees

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Or pay at the door:

$20 (cash)

Raising money for a startup is a complex, challenging process with many options and pitfalls. Funding options include:

1) convertible debt

2) seed preferred


4) Series A

5) venture debt

6) friends

7) angels

8) super angels

9) accelerators

10) micro VCs

11) crowd funding

12) corporate venture capital

13) traditional venture capital

and more....

The variety of types and sources of capital have continued to grow, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. The advent of turmoil and volatility in the financial markets in 2016 brings additional uncertainty and potential major disruption in the capital raising process.

Veteran Silicon Valley corporate attorney Todd Rumberger will provide an overview of this fundraising morass and insight into how to make the best choice for success.

Please come with your questions and scenarios.


6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Informal Q & A, More Networking, Wrap Up

About the Speaker:

E. Thom (Todd) Rumberger Jr. is a partner and corporate lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he focuses his practice on private equity, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital, and Internet, software, telecommunications, digital media and financial services companies through all stages of their growth. He is vice chair of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice, a member of the Transactional & Securities Practice and co-chair of the Technology Industry Team.

Mr. Rumberger counsels his corporate clients, ranging from startup, emerging growth stage and venture backed, to public domestic and foreign, companies, on a wide variety of matters ranging from formation, capitalization, key executive employment and general employment issues, and corporate governance, to early (convertible debt and seed preferred) and later stage venture, capital, debt and public equity financings and offerings, strategic partner, reseller, and similar commercial agreements. In addition, he has broad transactional experience representing public and private company, and private equity, buyers and sellers involved in mergers and acquisitions and financings. Additionally, Mr. Rumberger works with foreign startup and growth stage companies in establishing a presence in the U.S.

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