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Advanced Venture Capital 2016

Released on: Dec. 13, 2016
Running Time: 06:38:25

This program provides a deep dive into current venture capital market conditions and the changing legal environment.  Geared toward the experienced venture capital practitioner, our expert faculty of lawyers, venture capitalists and business executives will analyze the legal and business issues relevant to navigating today’s evolving venture capital world.  Plus, we will also address the latest financing trends, current deal terms, exit strategies, and the legal (and practical) implications of the new securities laws on the venture capital market.

You will learn:

  • State of the industry: update on recent developments, including investment trends and regulatory developments
  • Recent trends in seed stage and venture capital financing terms
  • Secondary stock trading markets
  • Corporate governance issues in venture-backed companies
  • Corporate spinouts, corporate partnering and alternative financing deal structures and issues
  • Employment and executive compensation issues
  • Exit deal terms and strategies

This program is designed for attorneys who advise start-up companies and their investors, as well as venture capitalists. It is geared specifically to practitioners seeking a deep understanding of the venture capital field.

Lecture Topics [Total time 06:38:30]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Venture Capital: Introduction and Market Update* [00:27:35]
    Steve Allan
  • Key Investment Trends in Venture Capital [01:33:15]
    Kathi A. Rawnsley, Curtis L. Mo, Buddy Arnheim
  • Critical Employment and Executive Compensation Issues for Venture-Backed Companies [01:03:35]
    Jessica Perry, Zaitun Poonja
  • VC Fund Formation Trends [00:59:05]
    Gerald G. "Jerry" Chacon Jr., Sarah K. Cherry
  • Venture Capital Advanced Exit Strategies [01:31:20]
    Peter M. Astiz, Casey McTigue, Steven J. Tonsfeldt
  • Corporate Governance and Venture-Backed Companies [01:03:35]
    Herbert P. Fockler, Jeffrey R. Wolters

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • State of the Markets Q2 Update—First Half Themes (July 2016) (PowerPoint slides)
    Sean Lawson, John Ortelle, Steven Kakowski, Steven Pipp, Steve Allan
  • Venture Monitor 3Q 2016
    Nizar Tarhuni, Garrett James Black, Kyle Stanford, Elizabeth Armon, Andy White, Bryan Hanson, Jennifer Sam
  • Dual-Class Stock: A Founder Favorite Faces Growing Investor Disapproval
    Lianna Whittleton
  • Unicorns and Other High-Valuation Deals
    Ben Hance, Calise Cheng
  • Alternative Equity Compensation Vehicles (December 6, 2016)
    Zaitun Poonja
  • Code Section 409A (December 6, 2016) (PowerPoint slides)
    Zaitun Poonja
  • VC Fund Formation Trends Outline (September 2016)
    Gerald G. Chacon
  • The Initial Public Offering Process
    Peter M. Astiz
  • Escrows vs. Representations and Warranties Insurance: How the Choice Can Alter Deal Dynamics
    Casey McTigue
  • Cooley M&A: Recent Developments in Private Sales
    Steven J. Tonsfeldt
  • Analysis of the 2016 Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law
    Jeffrey R. Wolters, James D. Honaker

Presentation Material


  • State of the Markets: The IPO Window Reopens
    Steve Allan
  • Key Investment Trends
    Buddy Arnheim, Curtis L. Mo, Kathi A. Rawnsley
  • Critical Employment Issues and Best Practices for Venture Backed Companies
    Jessica Perry
  • Executive Compensation
    Zaitun Poonja
  • VC Fund Formations Trends
    Gerald G. "Jerry" Chacon Jr., Sarah K. Cherry
  • 2016 Life Sciences M&A Earnout Achievement Update
    Casey McTigue
  • IPO Exits
    Peter M. Astiz
  • Recent Legal Developments in VC-Backed M&A Exits
    Steven J. Tonsfeldt
  • Corporate Governance and Venture-Backed Companies
    Herbert P. Fockler, Jeffrey R. Wolters
Co-Chair(s)
Jason Doren ~ General Counsel, SVB Capital
Christie Branson Ma ~ Senior Counsel, SVB Capital
Curtis L. Mo ~ DLA Piper LLP (US)
Speaker(s)
Steve Allan ~ Head of SVB Analytics; Head of SVB Securities Strategic Advisory, Silicon Valley Bank
Buddy Arnheim ~ Perkins Coie LLP
Peter M. Astiz ~ DLA Piper LLP (US)
Gerald G. "Jerry" Chacon Jr. ~ Goodwin Procter LLP
Sarah K. Cherry ~ Proskauer Rose LLP
Herbert P. Fockler ~ Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Casey McTigue ~ Director, SRS Acquiom
Jessica Perry ~ Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Zaitun Poonja ~ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Kathi A. Rawnsley ~ Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Steven J. Tonsfeldt ~ Cooley LLP
Jeffrey R. Wolters ~ Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
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