Taft partner Howard Bobrow served as a panelist for the JumpStart Inc. program “VC 101: A Panel Discussion On How To Raise Venture Capital” on Feb. 18 in Cleveland, Ohio. Panelists gave their perspectives on what you need to do today to be ready to engage with venture investors tomorrow. Other topics included:
- Investor profiles – when they invest and what they look for in prospective portfolio companies
- How to raise equity investment from seed, series A and beyond
- When to approach and engage with venture investors
- Fundraising strategies – how much to raise and when to raise
- Talent and governance
- Investment terms
Bobrow is a business and transactional lawyer in the firm’s Business & Finance group and is co-chair of the Venture Capital group. He is a trusted advisor to private equity funds, venture capital funds and emerging growth companies. He counsels private equity and venture capital funds and other institutional investors, as well as angel investors, on all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, capital formation and private placements.