Startup Financing Tools and the Impact of Dilution
Unlike high growth startups that use several common financing tools to raise money and scale, early stage companies often focus more on getting money in the door. Early stage business owners focus less on long term impacts on ownership rights.
Travis Stegemoller, attorney in Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis office and director of entrepreneurial services in the Corporate Department, joins Purdue Ventures and Purdue Foundry for a lunch and learn to compare the mechanics of selling shares against convertible notes and SAFEs. He will also explore the dilutive effects of each tool and identify key negotiating levers. Attendees will better understand how to balance the immediate need for cash with protecting control and economic rights going forward.
About Travis Stegemoller
Travis has broad experience in contracts, commercial law, manufacturing, distribution and warehousing agreements, intellectual property, franchising and commercial real estate. Travis primarily counsels founders, startups and emerging companies through entity formation, capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property strategies. He also counsels investors and funds regarding capital placements and portfolio companies.