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What You Need To Know About Negotiating A Venture Term Sheet

For any founder, whether a first-timer or a serial entrepreneur, it’s an exciting moment when you receive a term sheet from a venture capital fund for your company’s first preferred stock financing round. Excitement aside, it’s important to digest, understand and negotiate the key provisions of the term sheet. It can be overwhelming to understand what’s key when you haven’t negotiated numerous term sheets, but it’s vital to stay focused and diligent as many of these terms can have a lasting impact on your company, even if the term sheet is only a page or two. This is where trusted advisors – like lawyers – come in handy. 

VIDEO: New York Angels Chairman Brian Cohen Shares Where Investors are Most Interested

Goodwin partner Stephen Davis and New York Angels chairman Brian Cohen discuss which trends and industries are exciting angel investors today.

Video: Goodwin Partner Mitzi Chang Discusses Rules & Regulations with Startups on Cryptocurrency ICOs

Goodwin partner Mitzi Chang discusses how Goodwin works with startups to ensure lawful cryptocurrency transactions and why startups exploring ICOs should be aware of Anti-Money Laundering and know their customer compliance.

Founders Flash: The Sustainable Entrepreneur Movement

The second annual Young Sustainable Impact conference hosted 25 innovators – all under 25 years’ old and from around the world – to develop solutions for global issues.

Founders Flash: Student Entrepreneurs Share Advice

Student entrepreneurs do not have it easy; launching your first venture while balancing a full-time college course load is like working a dozen full-time jobs.

Leading Venture Capital Fund Formation Lawyer Ian O’Donnell Joins Goodwin in San Francisco

Founders Flash: Advice For Women Entrepreneurs On Funding

What is the best advice for women entrepreneurs in terms of funding? It’s a commonly asked question, though rarely answered. Bonnie Foley-Wong, CEO of Pique Ventures, an impact investment and management company, recently shared her advice after more than 20 years of mobilizing capital for entrepreneurial businesses.

Goodwin Represents One-Third of Forbes’ 100 Hottest Cloud Computing Companies

Selecting the “100 hottest companies in cloud computing for 2017” for its second annual Cloud 100 feature, Forbes magazine named 33 Goodwin Technology Companies clients* to its overall list, including 5 of the top 10.

VIDEO: Goodwin Download Speaker Series: Striking a Work-Life Balance

A panel of women leaders at technology, life science and venture capital companies shared their personal stories of gender discrimination in the workplace, obstacles they have had to overcome and their outlook for the future. 

Founders Flash: Are You Making These Common Leadership Mistakes?

Summertime in the corporate world means a lot of things, but to leaders and our HR friends it often means one thing – review season. With review meetings and contract reviews right around the corner, it may be time to confirm your leadership style is working.