The event will start on: 09 Jul 15
And will end on: 09 Jul 15
At JFDI.Asia, Singapore
Startups and investors are bound by legal agreements, from inception to IPO the legal terms are critical to the development of a company. Although counting on professional legal counsel is necessary, a good understanding of the main legal terms, mechanisms and documents is of great help when investments happen.
- good understanding of the main key aspects applied to early stage investments.
- what paperwork is needed to issue a new round of shares or convertible debt
- how pro-rata rights work and why you need sign-off from previous shareholders
- how to characterize your deal in the form of a cap table
- what online resources are available for doing an early stage deal
- how to use Legalese to produce agreements and send them for execution
- how to use Legalese for other agreements such as an NDA or vesting ESOP
- the differences between a SAFE, a KISS, a convertible note, and Series AA.
Speaker: Meng Weng Wong
Meng is deeply engaged with the startup ecosystem as an angel investor, a board member of the Indus Entrepreneurs and the Business AngelNetwork of South-East Asia, and as founder of JFDI.Asia, Singapore’s first seed accelerator.
The co-founder of Hackerspace.SG, he also volunteers as a mentor with the Founder Institute and an Entrepreneur in Residence at the INSEAD Business School. At JFDI.Asia he mentors startups from idea to investment-readiness in 100 days, and continues to coach founders on leadership and management until they reach Series A funding.
Speaker: Michael Chong
Michael is a Senior Associate (Foreign Lawyer). He has done his LL.B (Hons) from University of Melbourne; Advocate & Solicitor, Australia. Michael has extensive experience in complicated cross border matters which often span developed, emerging and frontier markets. His clients have included Telecom providers, multinational technology businesses, start-ups, established businesses and a wide range of investors seeking exposure to the information technology sector. Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Merger, Acquisitions & Divestments; Private Equity Funds; Asset Management; Capital Markets, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Governance