Part of our series for startup founders:
A Panel Discussion on Venture Debt
21 September 2022 at 11am PT
Venture Capital is typically structured as equity. But for high-growth early stage companies, venture debt is increasingly being used to complement equity capital, sourced from a variety of banks and nonbank lenders. In the first few months of this year, Gopuff, Contentsquare, and Upside each raised $100 million plus in debt financing. As 2022 progresses we’ll likely see more of these.
How should startup founders think about the right mix of debt and equity? How is venture debt typically structured and what are the considerations? Join us as this panel of experts discuss the topic of venture debt. Register now.
André Thiollier is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, where he is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice. André’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, emerging growth and venture financings, and general corporate and business counseling. He represents a variety of clients ranging from late-stage private companies and strategic buyers to venture capital and private equity funds across various industries, including life sciences, technology, financial services, healthcare and outsourcing. Read more.
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Bret Waters has been in Silicon Valley his entire life as an entrepreneur, executive, and investor. Today he teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford, runs the 4thly Startup Accelerator, and coaches startup CEO’s at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. He’s successfully raised capital multiple times in his career, and the entrepreneurs he has worked with have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital. He’s been on the board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, and been chief Mentor with the European Innovation Academy. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Read more.