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Patrice Kloss
Fox Rothschild LLP, Partner

Patrice advises emerging MedTech, FinTech, software and education companies on day-to-day business operations and guides company founders and leaders in strategic growth, including venture capital financings, private placements, venture debt and credit facilities, mergers and acquisitions and securities compliance. Patrice acts as the Corporate Administrative Partner for Fox Rothschild's Minneapolis office and is the co-chair of Fox Rothschild's MedTech Practice Group. Patrice serves on the boards of the Minnesota Heart Institute Foundation and the Excelen Center for Bone & Joint Research.

Kathryn Dehn
Fox Rothschild LLP, Attorney

Kathryn is a corporate attorney and focuses her practice on advising early stage companies, emerging growth companies, venture capital funds, and strategic acquirers in connection with a variety of corporate transactions including formation, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and related transactions.

Lisa Crump
Cairn Ventures/Sofia Fund, CEO/Managing Partner

Lisa Crump is founder of Cairn Ventures, a company focused on angel investing in early-stage, tech-enabled innovative companies in the Midwest and is a Managing Partner of Sofia Fund, which invests in exceptional, women-led growth businesses. She is co-founder of Stratasys, Inc., a high-tech manufacturer pioneering the use of 3D printers for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. She's been co-founder or part of the growth team for additional tech startups.

What is a “cap table”? What agreements should be in place with your co-founders, employees and independent contractors? How do you prepare a slide deck?  What does a typical financing term sheet look like? Hear from a panel of experienced lawyers, as well as a veteran angel investor, about what you need to do to prepare your startup for fundraising.

Following this session join the speaker(s) in the Community Lounge for a 15 minute Q&A.