Inside the VC Industry’s View of University Spinouts: Critical Insights for TTOs
Event Dror Futter
Jun 20, 2019 1:00PM - 2:00PM EDT
Date & Time
June 20, 2019, 1:00pm
Why You Should Attend
Rimon’s FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, will be presenting on a live webinar titled "Inside the VC Industry’s View of University Spinouts: Critical Insights for TTOs."
Here’s a quick look at what will be addressed in this detailed session:
- What do VCs and corporate venture arms look for when making investment decisions?
- What special concerns do investors have when the venture is based on a university spinout?
- What are return expectations from venture investments?
- How do these expectations change with stage of investment?
- How is the trend of “staying private longer” impacting the venture industry and university spinout investments in particular?
- How do VC return expectations change with stage of investment?
- How can universities best position their start-ups for VCs and corporate venture arms?
- What are the biggest mistakes to avoid when seeking venture funding?
Dror Futter is a partner in the Rimon, PC law firm. Dror's practice focuses on representing startup companies in their financing and merger and acquisition transactions and their intellectual property, IT and internet agreements. Dror was the general counsel of Vidyo, Inc., a venture-backed videoconferencing company and before that the general counsel of New Venture Partners LLC, a venture capital firm specializing in corporate spinouts. Dror was the co-founding chair of the PLI VC Law program and is a frequent speaker on legal topics at technology meetups and other startup-focused programming in the New York/New Jersey region. He is a member of the model forms drafting group of the National Venture Capital Association, the legal advisory board of the Angel Capital Association and the legal working group of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. Dror is graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University School of Law. He also earned an executive MBA from the American Electronics Association Executive Institute of Stanford University. Read more about Dror here.