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Tuesday, October 10 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Convertible Notes Demystified | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

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Don’t raise any more money for your startup until you’ve attended this workshop! 

Join Stephen Straus, serial entrepreneur and former General Partner at Austin Ventures, and Bryan Jones, serial entrepreneur and former corporate lawyer at DLA Piper, for this hands-on workshop on optimizing your equity ownership. They will show entrepreneurs how to calculate the reality of their convertible note fundraising and avoid investment traps.

"Founders face a range of options for raising seed equity, including convertible notes, SAFE notes and priced rounds. Each has a variety of ways that they can be structured and a variety of ways you can get screwed. Raise too much money in the wrong structure regardless of the valuation and you can find yourself owning much less than you had anticipated." - Stephen Straus 

Prep-material for this workshop:

Please read the following before attending to gain basic knowledge of topics and terms that will be discussed:

Why SAFE notes are not safe for entrepreneurs 
Justifying the Cap Amount

During the workshop, make sure to download the following below:

Presentation Deck
Cap Table Spreadsheet

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor Main Space