Silicon Valley attorney Roger Rappoport will discuss startup funding strategies. About this event This event is online. Entrepreneurs can be located anywhere in the world! This event is FREE to attend! In order to participate, you must register here: Hurry! Slots are limited! (The login link will be sent to Eventbrite registrants right before the start of the event.) This is a workshop for startup founders, startup executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, designers and developers. MATERIALS A 50 + page digital workbook and reference materials are included. CURRICULUM Getting funding from investors is always a challenge for startups. Avoiding common pitfalls when raising money can make the difference between your startup's success or failure and the amount of dilution that founders will suffer, which can mean the difference between a great or a dismal exit. In this session you will learn: • the most common, costly mistakes entrepreneurs make when fundraising • how to develop a funding strategy appropriate for your startup • appropriate funding instruments for each round of funding, including convertible notes, SAFE's, common stock and preferred stock ; • the dangers of SAFEs • when to raise funds, how much to raise, and from whom; • the danger of taking too much or too little from investors; • identifying the valuation inflection points of your company; • the differences between seed, angel and venture capital funding; • alternative funding sources; • the pros and cons of selling equity, convertible instruments, and venture debt; • selecting and gaining access to the right investor; and • what to do to increase the pre-money valuation of your company. About the Speaker: Roger Rappoport is a partner at Procopio, an AM LAW 200 law firm, and is the founder and leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital Practice Group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and well-established emerging growth companies, primarily in the software, information technology, Internet, fixed and mobile communications technology, cleantech and life sciences sectors. Roger is the co-author of “Investor Agreements in a Financing Transaction” a chapter in Financing California Businesses,” California Continuing Education of the Bar, Co-author of "Considerations for Angel and VC Funded Startups and Emerging Growth Companies Considering a Loan Under the Paycheck Protection Program," and Co-author of “Changes in Convertible Instruments for Early Stage Financings.” Roger is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company's formation and funding strategy. Before attending law school, he was the founder of a technology company, growing the company to more than $10 million in revenue. Roger is very connected with investors in Silicon Valley and beyond and is an active angel investor. As an attorney, he has been involved in hundreds of transactions such as merger and acquisition transactions, private equity and venture capital financing transactions, and complex restructuring transactions. Roger is also the founder of Access Silicon Valley, a platform for entrepreneurs, on a global basis, to gain access to Silicon Valley's best and brightest Venture Capitalists, "been there done that" entrepreneurs, and experts. Take a closer look at the Access Silicon Valley Video Fireside Chat Series hosted by Roger, with representatives of some of the Valley's most high profile VCs, such as Andreessen Horowitz, Foundation Capital, Floodgate, Venrock, Canaan Partners and more. Your email address will be shared with Procopio for the purpose of allowing Procopio to send a copy of the slide presentation and the recording of the webinar to registered attendees. Photo and Video Disclaimer: By attending Idea to IPO events, you understand that you may be photographed or videotaped. You agree to allow your photo, video, audio or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event hosts, producers, sponsors, organizers, assigns, and/or by anyone involved in the event in any capacity. This includes usage on social media platforms. For more info on Idea to IPO events, visit: