Much Shelist

Much Shelist is a full-service law firm serving start-up, small and mid-market businesses, and venture capital investors, private equity funds and family offices that invest in them and support their growth.  The firm advises early-stage technology and growth enterprises in start-up matters and venture capital transactions.  Much Shelist continues to support those enterprises as they grow by providing advice on the full spectrum of legal and business matters a start-up or growth-stage company is likely to encounter, including issues related to employees and other service providers, intellectual property rights and licensing, and negotiations with vendors and strategic partners.  The firm also represents clients in litigation, mergers and acquisitions and other extraordinary matters.  Much Shelist is headquartered in Chicago and has a branch office in California.

Fundraising

Fall 2011 Chicago Semester

When is it realistic to raise capital for a brand new company? How should you calculate the amount of money to raise? How should you define the use use of proceeds? What materials are required to fundraise? How do you identify and qualify target angel and seed stage investors? How do you find a lead investor? What do investors expect from the company? What are typical investment structures and deal terms for seed-stage financing? How do you negotiate terms?

Goal:
Plan to raise your first round.

Date:
2012-01-31, 12:00 AM

Mentors


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Neil Kane
Founder & President, Illinois Partners Executive Services

Neil Kane is the president and founder of Illinois Partners Executive Services, LLC, a firm which advises entrepreneurs and investors on technology commercialization. Most recently he was the CEO of Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc., a company he co-founded in 2003 by l...

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Michael Gruber
General Partner, Independence Equity I, L.P

Extensive experience with early-stage companies, primarily within the IT, media, and renewable energy sectors. Gruber has served in senior roles at Taproot Ventures, blaxxun interactive, Intuit, InsWeb, and Silicon Investor. Gruber has also founded/co-founded a number of...

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Michael Evans
Co-Founder, GrubHub

Mike Evans graduated MIT in 2000 with a pile of degrees and an equally impressive pile of debt. Jumping on dotcom bandwagon, Mike moved to Chicago to work at Apartments.com. While there he came to understand the value of lead generation Internet advertising. In 2004 ...

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