Investment Deconstruction is a part of the 4-week series for entrepreneurs planning to raise outside capital to get investor ready. This session is an overview of what to expect from a typical seed or pre-seed round.
This session will include a discussion of the following key topics:
How to prepare for a financing, including considerations around cap tables, valuations, and due diligence
Transaction timing and process
Typical early-stage deal structures in BC and when you should consider using which structures
Mike Macaulay has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, emerging companies and venture capital funds in the technology, digital media, clean technology and life sciences sectors, including on matters relating to company formation and structuring, financing, mergers and acquisitions and commercial agreements. He also has significant experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities and private equity and venture capital transactions. Michael has advised numerous start-ups, emerging companies, angel investors and venture capital funds and devotes significant time to organizations in the BC start-up community, including Accelerate Okanagan, Innovation Island, i4C Innovation Centre and entrepreneurship@UBC.
This event is powered by Accelerate Okanagan + Grant Thornton.
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity