NYCVC/Cooley: Venture Law 2016-17 Educational Series
NYCVC is partnering with our generous sponsor Cooley LLP to offer an unparalleled eight-session educational series on Venture Law specifically taught for VCs. This series will help you become fluent with the ins and outs of cap table management, terms sheets, M&A/IPOs, and much more. Not to worry, there won't be homework!

This series is best suited for analysts, associates, and principals with 1 to 3 years of venture experience.

All courses will be taught by Stephane Levy, a Parter in the Cooley Business department and a member of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice groups. Stephane is also an Adjunct Professor at Cornell University Law School where he teaches a course on emerging growth companies and venture capital.


(All classes will be held the following Wednesdays at 8:30am)

1) Sept 28 - Convertible note and SAFE terms
History, mechanics and latest trends on convertible notes and SAFE terms, including caps, discounts, conversion math, MFNs, use of shadow preferred, etc.

2) Oct 26 - Cap table and economics of a round
Calculating the price per share and ownership on a pre-money and post –money basis

3) Nov 30 - Term sheet overview (Part 1)
Anatomy of a venture round term sheet (purchase agreement and charter)

4) Jan 25 - Term sheet overview (Part 2)
Anatomy of a venture round term sheet (investor and stockholder rights)

5) Feb 22- Down rounds and recaps
Discussion on down rounds and recap scenarios, including in context of insider-led rounds

6) Mar 29 - Founder and stockholder partial liquidity
Exploring early liquidity for founders and other stockholders (structuring, impact on 409a, etc.)

7) Apr 26 - M&A
High-level overview of M&A in the venture context

8) May 24 – IPO
High-level overview of the IPO process

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