Bootlaw Academy #1

Event Info

Wed 9 Sep, 2009 from 8:15am - 4:15pm
Cost: Free (applicaton required)


A one day session covering all the legal aspects of the investment process.

This event is aimed at CEOs or founders of companies who are in the process of raising investment or who are about to start the investment process before the end of 2009. The aim of the day is to demystify the technical legal steps involved in closing an investment deal.  The sessions will be a mixture of audience participation by way of Q&A, practical exercises and input from various experts who have been through the process themselves on both sides, as well as presentations from Winston & Strawn partner Barry Vitou and associate Danvers BaillieuBarry and Danvers are well known on the London technology start up circuit as lawyers who understand new technology, and as founders of Bootlaw.

Places will be restricted so that the group is more manageable. If you are interested in attending Bootlaw Academy, please email dbaillieuatwinston [dot] com. If you are not already a Bootlaw member, please provide some information about your company. It would be helpful if everyone could give us some details as to their proposed fundraising, including timescale, amounts and likely source of funding (e.g. angel or VC).

Provisional Agenda

09:15 - Open / Coffee

10:00 - Welcome / introduction

10:15 - Mini pitch session (2-3 minutes) from attendees

11:00 - Presentation: marketing your shares legally

11:30 - Coffee

11:45 - Term sheets - interactive session

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Presentation: Key terms of the investment agreement

14:45 - Legal due diligence and disclosure - interactive session

15:30 - Coffee

15:45 - Panel session - Lessons from the coal face

16:30 - Wrap up - practical tips / role of advisors

17:15 - Close / Drinks