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14th Annual

Venture Capital Financing

April 26, 2013 -- Seattle, WA








Venture Capital Financing


Order today and get 50% off downloadable products or 25% off printed homestudies.
Downloadable content must be viewed by April 19, 2014.

Prices currently listed on the website reflect the discount.

We are pleased to announce our 14th Annual Venture Capital Financing Conference. This year’s program will give actionable insights for entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors about the increasingly shifting world of venture capital in light of financing trends; the latest in structuring and negotiating venture financing transactions; the do’s and don’ts of preparing for and participating in merger and acquisitions; and the successful negotiation of venture terms sheets in the current, challenging environment.

Join Program Co-Chairs Geoff Entress, a Venture Partner with Voyager Capital, and Ben Straughan, a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, along with this outstanding faculty:

  • Special Presentation: Technology Development Monetization: How the University of Washington is Promoting Technology Development and Finance by James Jiambalvo, PhD, CPA, Dean, University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business
  • William Beatty of the Washington State Dept. of Financial Institutions
  • William H. Bromfield of Fenwick & West LLP
  • Greg Gottesman of Madrona Venture Group
  • Cameron M. Hewes of Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC
  • Bill McAleer of Voyager Capital
  • Megan L. Muir of DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Michael Orbach of Cascadia Capital LLC
  • John Robertson of Cooley LLP
  • Andy Sack of Founders Co-op; TechStars Seattle
  • Jeff Schrock of Union Bay Capital
  • Craig E. Sherman of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
  • Fred Whittlesey of Compensation Venture Group, Inc.

Geoff Entress
Voyager Capital
Program Co-Chair

Ben Straughan
Perkins Coie LLP
Program Co-Chair

James Jiambalvo, PhD, CPA, Dean
Kirby L. Cramer Chair in Business
University of Washington,
Michael G. Foster School of Business

Special Guest Presenter

Thank you to the Seminar Sponsors Puget Sound Venture Club and Voyager Capital.

We have recently changed our On Demand program so attendees
can view across more platforms. Check the new system requirements.

Check the credits section for homestudy credits available for the On Demand.
This seminar must be downloaded and viewed before it expires on April 26, 2014.
For questions call 800-574-4852 or email to

Seminar Sponsors:

Credits: See the credit section for full information
WA MCLE - 5.5 Hours of MCLE Self-Study Credits
CA MCLE - 6.0 General CLE Credits
KY CLE - Max of 5.25 Credits

Who Should Attend:
Venture Capitalists
Angel Investors
Wealth Investors & Financial Planners
Investment Bankers
Company Representatives
Anyone Who Needs to Understand Venture Capital and the Latest Trends Affecting Venture Capital Financing Today


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Friday, Apr. 26, 2013
9:00Introduction and Overview
Voyager Capital
Perkins Coie LLP
9:10State of the Market by Numbers
Examination of the State of the Market by Breaking Down the Numbers
Managing Dir.
Madrona Venture Group
9:30Trends in Finance: From Early Stage through Growth Capital
What are the Current Trends Affecting Early, Late And Growth Stage Financing? Has the Seed Stage Bubble Burst? Is There a Series A Capital Crunch? Have Investors Soured on Consumer in Favor of Enterprise Markets? In an Exit-Constrained Climate, What’s the Best Way to Finance Your Business and Keep Everyone Happy? Perspectives on These Trends and Other Issues Will Include Those of Angels, Early Stage Venture Capitalists, Seed Incubators And Growth Stage Capital Providers.
Voyager Capital
Managing Dir.
Madrona Venture Group
Voyager Capital
Founders Co-op; TechStars Seattle
Union Bay Capital
11:00What’s New in Deal Structures?
Update on the JOBS Act including Perceived Benefits for Emerging Growth Companies; Impacts on the Initial Public Offering Process; Crowdfunding and General Solicitations; the Definition of “Accredited Investors”; Regulation A Developments and State Blue-Sky Impact; Founder Liquidity - Repurchase Transactions , Other New Debt and Equity Trends.
Perkins Coie LLP
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
Fenwick & West LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
12:00Lunch (on your own)
1:15Special Presentation: Technology Development Monetization
How the University of Washington is Promoting Technology Development and Finance
Kirby L. Cramer Chair in Business
University of Washington,
Michael G. Foster School of Business
1:45Term Sheets and Deal Structures – Changes You Need to Know
Navigating Key Term Sheet Provisions With a Focus on What Terms Have Changed Over the Last Few Years; Understanding Different Ways to Structure Key Economic and Control Terms: Liquidation Preferences, Cumulative vs. Non-Cumulative Dividends, Protective Provisions, Anti-Dilution, Conversion, Redemption Rights and “Pay-To-Play” & “Pull-Up” Provisions; How These Key Deal Terms Protect and Impact an Investor’s Return on Investment and Affect the Entrepreneur’s and Investor’s Control Over Corporate Direction; The Impact of Series Seed Financings on Deal Terms; the Current Market for Vesting and for Founders and Employees; Other Critical Provisions in the Term Sheet
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Cooley LLP
3:00Trends in Compensation
Overview of the Latest Trends in Executive Compensation: What You Need to Know as an Entrepreneur, Investor and Board Member (Especially Members of Compensation Committees) such as Trends in Long-Term Incentive Compensation (Including Options vs. RSUs – Which Should You Use?), Acceleration for Founders and Employees, and Trends in Cash Compensation including Base Cash Compensation and Cash Bonuses
Compensation Venture Group, Inc.
3:45Exit Strategies: Mergers and Acquisitions and IPOs in 2013
Understand the Trends in M&A and Initial Public Offerings To Help You Evaluate Whether and How to Exit in 2012. Expectations Of M&A Buyers and the Public Markets Have Shifted. What Does It Mean for Your Company? How Should You Structure the Process, and Legal and Business Terms, For a Sale in Today’s Environment? What Recent Developments in The IPO Market Are Important? The Latest Thinking on Positioning Your Company for a Successful Exit Event
Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC
Cascadia Capital LLC


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Geoff Entress, Program Co-Chair, a Venture Partner with Voyager Capital, focuses broadly on information technology investments in the Pacific Northwest. He is also an active angel investor in the region, and has invested in over 50 Pacific Northwest technology companies during the last decade.

Ben Straughan, Program Co-Chair, is a partner in the Emerging Companies practice at Perkins Coie LLP. He assists high-growth technology, venture-backed, and emerging and early-stage companies in industries such as digital media, media companies, software as a service, hardware, optical and light related companies.

William M. Beatty was appointed Securities Administrator of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions in July, 2010. His career at the Division began in 1986 and he has previously served as a staff attorney, general counsel, and program manager.

William H. Bromfield is a partner in the Corporate Group at Fenwick & West LLP. He focuses on emerging companies, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings and general corporate and securities representations.

Greg Gottesman, a Managing Director with Madrona Venture Group, currently serves on the boards of Bocada, BuddyTV, Cheezburger, Intrepid Learning Solutions, Jobaline, Nimbic,, ThinkFire, and WildTangent. He is the founder and former CEO of

Cameron M. Hewes, a Managing Director with Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC, has 15 years experience executing M&A and advisory transactions, financing companies and operating companies. He was previously President and Chief Financial Officer of General Biodiesel.

James Jiambalvo, PhD, CPA, is the Dean of the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, and the Kirby L. Cramer Chair in Business Administration. He is listed in the top 100 most prolific authors in major accounting journals from 1959-2008.

Bill McAleer, Managing Director of Voyager Capital, has over 30 years of business experience and 25 years of senior executive and equity financing experience in the information technology industry. He has participated on the boards of 20 companies.

Megan L. Muir, a Partner with DLA Piper LLP (US), is the firm’s Regional Head of Corporate and Securities. She represents emerging growth companies and the VC firms, strategic investors and investment banks that finance these companies.

Michael Orbach, a Managing Director with Cascadia Capital LLC, leads the firm’s Information Technology practice. With over 25 years of operational and transactional experience, he has closed more than 70 public, private and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and financings.

John Robertson, a partner with Cooley LLP in the firm’s Business department, represents clients in a wide range of transactions, including public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital financings, as well as general corporate matters.

Andy Sack, Partner/Executive Director of Founders Co-op and TechStars in Seattle, has over 15 years experience running and investing in high tech businesses. He was co-founder and CEO of Judy’s Book, a local search social network.

Jeff Schrock is a Founder and Managing Director with Union Bay Capital, a private investment firm focused exclusively on providing capital to growth companies within technology, life sciences and service-based industries.

Craig E. Sherman, a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC,focuses on corporate and securities laws representing companies, venture capital firms, and investment banks in private placements and public offerings.

Fred Whittlesey, Principal Consultant of Compensation Venture Group, Inc., has 25 years of compensation consulting experience and was founding Principal of Compensation and Performance Management, Inc.


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This seminar is approved for the following credits

This course has been approved for 5.75 hours of Washington MCLE credit by the Washington State Bar. Self-Study credit may be available.

This course has been approved for 5.5 hours of Washington MCLE self-study credits by the Washington State Bar.

THE SEMINAR GROUP is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider; therefore, this course is approved for 6.0 general CLE credits.

This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 5.25 credits.

This course has been approved by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for up to 5.8 hours of CLE credit.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 5.75 total CLE hours.

This course may qualify for CPE credits; please check with your state board's requirements.

If this seminar has not been approved for the credits you require, let us know and we will look into it for you.

Information on Continuing Education Credits


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Attorney $695.00
2 or more $670.00
Government / Non-Profit $595.00
New Associate $460.00
Other Professionals $460.00
Other Professionals $360.00
Student $397.00
All Sessions $168.00
All Sessions $540.00
All Sessions $540.00
All Sessions $100.00
All Sessions $347.00
On Demand Session 1 $32.00
On Demand Session 2 $79.00
On Demand Session 3 $63.00
On Demand Session 4 $32.00
On Demand Session 5 $63.00
On Demand Session 6 $48.00
On Demand Session 7 $63.00

Fee Description

Cancellation Policy

We will refund your tuition less a $50 cancellation charge if we receive your cancellation by 4/19/2013.


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This seminar is being held at:
The W Hotel
1112 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-264-6000
Please call the venue for directions/questions.

A courtesy block of sleeping rooms has been set aside at a discounted price of 30% off the lowest rate. To reserve, call the hotel and reference “Set # 377473”.
Get directions to seminar location.


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