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Startup Fundamentals Workshop: Developing A Successful Funding Strategy For Your Startup


Thursday, Mar. 17


4:00-7:00 pm PST


Online Virtual Event

Startup Fundamentals Workshop: Developing A Successful Funding Strategy For Your Startup

Roger Rappoport


Roger Rappoport

Partner, Procopio


Join us Thursday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m. for this Startup Fundamentals Workshop on How To Develop a Successful Funding Strategy For Your Startup.

This 2-hour workshop will go in-depth on topics related to raising funding, such as how to create a successful funding strategy, differences in funding stages and funding instruments, how to determine valuations, how much to raise, setting milestones and so much more.

In addition, you will receive a comprehensive 50-page digital workbook that includes an actionable step-by-step guide that coincides with the curriculum of the workshop.

If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is a workshop you do not want to miss!

This is the second of a three-part workshop series on startup fundamentals lead by Roger Rappoport, a seasoned attorney, and Partner at Procopio, where he founded and leads their Emerging Growth & Venture Capital Practice Group.  You will need to register for each workshop individually.  The third workshop will be in April and focused on “Understanding & Negotiating The Terms In Term Sheets.”



Getting funding from investors is always a challenge for startups. Avoiding common pitfalls when raising money can make the difference between your startup’s success or failure and the amount of dilution that founders will suffer that can mean the difference between a great or a dismal exit.


In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to develop a funding strategy appropriate for your startup;
  • When to raise funds, how much to raise, and from whom;
  • The danger of taking too much or too little from investors;
  • Identifying the valuation inflection points of your company;
  • The differences between seed, angel and venture capital funding;
  • Alternative funding sources;
  • Appropriate funding instruments for each round of funding, including convertible notes, SAFE’s, common stock and preferred stock ;
  • The pros and cons of selling equity, convertible instruments, and venture debt;
  • Selecting and gaining access to the right investor;
  • What to do to increase the pre-money valuation of your company.


You must Register  to attend.

General Admission

General Admission


Thurs. Mar. 17




3:00-4:00 p.m. PST – Virtual 1-on-1 Networking

4:00-7:00 p.m. PST – Virtual Workshop (w/ 15 minute intermission)

7:00-7:30 p.m. PST – Q&A with Speaker

7:30-9:00 p.m. PST – Virtual 1-on-1 Networking



Targeted Virtual Networking

We make networking more efficient and effective by allowing you to search profiles of attendees who you most want to network with.  You can then invite them for a scheduled 10 minute private 1-on-1 or group networking session, for which our system automatically helps with calendar scheduling and private zoom links.  Schedule multiple 10 minute networking sessions on your events calendar with targeted people who share your same interests, making networking more comfortable, fun and productive!

Live Video Q&A

Our event features live video Q&A, allowing founders in the audience to create meaningful connections with investor panelists, or ask essential follow-up questions to expert speakers.  Having the opportunity to be seen and heard by investors and speakers is very powerful in creating meaningful connections and real dialogue.  Our events platform allows audience members to ask their question live during the event with full video and audio.

Access to Speakers

Have access to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, well known founders and experts like never before! No matter what City, State or Country you live in, you will be able to learn, connect and ask questions to some of the best speakers and panelists within the startup ecosystem. Our live events are designed to provide you access to speakers that you normally would not have an opportunity to interact with. Connecting with the right people is crucial in helping to grow your startup or entrepreneurial career.


Roger Rappoport


Roger Rappoport is the founder and leader of Emerging Growth & Venture Capital Practice Group at Procopio.

As an attorney, he has extensive experience in advising startup and well-established emerging growth companies, primarily in the software, information technology, Internet, fixed and mobile communications technology, cleantech and life sciences sectors. Roger is the co-author of “Investor Agreements in a Financing Transaction” a chapter in Financing California Businesses,” California Continuing Education of the Bar, Co-author of “Considerations for Angel and VC Funded Startups and Emerging Growth Companies Considering a Loan Under the Paycheck Protection Program,” and Co-author of “Changes in Convertible Instruments for Early Stage Financings.”

Roger is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company’s formation and funding strategy.

Before attending law school, he was the founder of a technology company with $10 million in revenue.

Roger is very connected with investors in Silicon Valley and beyond and is an active angel investor. As an attorney, he has been involved in hundreds of transactions such as merger and acquisition transactions, private equity and venture capital financing transactions, and complex restructuring transactions.

Roger is also the founder of Access Silicon Valley, a platform for entrepreneurs, on a global basis, to gain access to Silicon Valley’s best and brightest Venture Capitalists, “been there done that” entrepreneurs, and experts.


Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 48 hours before the event. Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 48 hours before the event cannot be honored. Thank you for your understanding.


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