StartupYourMorning: Legal Aspects You Need To Know To Raise Funding 

This masterclass on Friday, February 21st at 10am dives into legal aspect to raising funding and the key challenges founders face when raising funds. Anthony Millin will guide us on how to successfully raise outside money whether its friends and family, seed, angel or venture capital. No matter the stage of growth or the traction earned, the challenges facing the founding team are great!

This workshop will get you prepared for how to start your round of funding and to close your round properly. You will develop a deeper understanding on what you need to do and learn more about:

  • The Investor Package
  • Term Sheet
  • Form of Securities Offered
  • Valuation (Anti-Dilution Protection)
  • Investor Rights (Information/Preemptive Rights)
  • Regulatory Compliance

You will leave this StartupYourMorning with the fundamentals of raising capital, both legal and strategic considerations, mistakes to avoid and become confident on your next steps with a plan to fundraising.

About Our Presentor, Anthony Millin:

Anthony Millin is the Chair of NEXT and a trusted legal and business advisor to startup, early-stage and emerging growth companies. As a corporate and securities attorney, a successful serial entrepreneur and a venture capitalist, Anthony brings a unique legal and business perspective to advising his clients. “Anthony has had a tremendous impact on the success of my company since we were in the startup phase,” says Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, Founder and CEO of GoodWorld. “He has not only provided sound and creative legal support, but has also served as a key business advisor throughout the growth of my company.” Anthony understands firsthand what it takes to start, scale and manage a company, to successfully prepare for and run a fund raising process, and to address the legal issues faced by a startup. This background provides him with valuable insights into the legal and business needs of his clients. Anthony has worked closely with a range of angel and institutional investors and helps clients identify real opportunities. He serves businesses across multiple industries including internet/SaaS, technology, biotech, cleantech, edtech, fintech and health care. Another specialized skill set Anthony brings to the table is his China-based experience, assisting early-stage and middle-market companies interested in conducting business in China or seeking direct foreign investment from China. Anthony also serves as a Venture Partner at Urban.Us, a seed stage VC firm. Contact Anthony at

Thank you to our partner, Convene:

Convene designs and services premium places to work, meet, and host inspiring events. Through strategic partnerships with prominent commercial landlords, Convene operates a network of hospitality-driven locations in Class A office buildings in major cities. Convene has raised $260M in equity funding to date, and has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a Best Workplace by both Inc. and Fortune Magazine.

StartupYourMorning is a monthly breakfast lecture series for entrepreneurs. By bringing people together around a hot topic, we are able to fuel, support, and inspire our entrepreneurial lives. Each month, we will have a curated speaker who will share their successes, failures, and insights live with the chance for the online and in-person audiences to ask their burning questions. For the in-person audience we will have some tasty breakfast to fuel you for the rest of the day. We are set out to change the way entrepreneurs connect in DC. Join us.

StartupYourMorning is a labor of love by the DC Startup Week Team.

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