Entrepreneurship & Innovation Seminar “Recent Trends in Venture Capital Terms, Valuations and Investors”
It has always been a mystery regarding Venture Capital contracts. Some of the most critical terms of VC contracts are never publicly disclosed, such as valuation, liquidation rights and even investor names. NUS Entrepreneurship Centre is organizing a seminar to shed some light into this otherwise relatively unknown matter. Using a hand collected database of US and non-US Venture Capital contracts, the seminar aims to analyse the use and prevalence of these terms in the market. It will also explore the growing prominence of angel investors in the US market. The issues discussed in this seminar are highly relevant and do impact startups and investors worldwide.
The invited speaker is Sharat Raghavan, who is a Research Fellow at NUS Entrepreneurship Centre & NUS Business School. His research focuses on the relationship between entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, especially at the time they are negotiating investment terms. Previously, he worked in the finance industry as a venture capitalist for funds based in New York, Silicon Valley and Bangalore. He is a graduate from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley (PhD) and Dartmouth College (BA).
The seminar’s panelists include Kenneth Chee (Drew & Napier LLC), Petrus Huang (Drew & Napier LLC), and Doris Yee (SVCA).