The Legal Side of the Story: How to Successfully Manage VC Financing
For a growing startup, securing venture capital remains one of the most challenging topics in their growth strategy. While the period of raising is often slow and hard for entrepreneurs, the time of closing the contract represents the final climax of the financing round that wants to be well prepared.
Our guest of today is Claas Hohlweger, lawyer at the law firm V14 Vogel Heerma Waitz which was announced “Law Firm of the year for Private Equity / Venture Capital” by JUVE in 2015. V14 is based in Berlin and focused on growth capital, technology and media. Their impressive portfolio includes the following clients and recent transactions: Cherry Ventures, Earlybird, Peppermint, Movinga (advising Earlybird on financing round), Kreditech (financing round), smava (financing round), 6 Wunderkinder (advising Earlybird on exit to Microsoft), Moviepilot (exit to Webedia), SalonMeister (exit to Wahanda).
Claas will answer everything a startup needs to know about the legal side of funding and financing including:
• What are the different strategies in VC financing?
• Which are the tricky details a founder should pay attention to?
• What kind of documents are to be expected in a VC Deal and what are their key concepts?
• How do I avoid mistakes?
• 18:30 Doors open
• 19:00 Presentation by Claas Hohlweger
• 20:00 Q&A and Networking
As always, there will be free pizza & beer during the networking.
We are looking forward to welcoming you on Thursday, September 22 at EIT Digital Berlin!
Claas Hohlweger is a fully qualified German lawyer admitted since 2013. He studied law in Cologne, Amsterdam and Berlin. Before joining Vogel Heerma Waitz in mid-2015, Claas worked with Weitnauer. His focus is on advising start-ups and investors covering the entire lifecycle of growing businesses, from founding through financing to exit.