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Why Startups Should Consider Venture Debt

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LegalVision

100 Harris Street

Pyrmont, NSW 2009

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Most startups are cash hungry; while some can grow without raising external capital, they are few and far between.

Startups traditionally raise funds via equity capital. However, there are circumstances where borrowing money can make more sense. That type of debt is known as ‘venture debt’.

But, when is the best time for a startup to access venture debt? And why is it sometimes better than equity capital?

Join us for a candid discussion and learn about what venture debt is, where to access it and how a venture debt deal works. We will also celebrate the launch of the LegalVision Venture Debt Handbook – a comprehensive guide to understanding everything you need to know about this increasingly popular form of capital raising. All attendees will receive a free copy.

Speakers

Jill McKnight - Corporate Practice Group Leader (LegalVision)
Jill is a Practice Group Leader with particular expertise in Corporate and Banking and Finance Law. She has over 20 years’ experience practising as a lawyer at top law firms in Europe, Asia and Australia. She is qualified in England and Wales, as well as Australia. Jill specialises in Corporate Law, advising startups and investors (including VCs) on raising capital via SAFEs, convertible notes, revenue loans, venture debt and straight equity. In addition to Corporate Law, Jill also specialises in Banking and Finance Law having previously worked at a number of global top-tier firms where she advised large corporates and other sophisticated clients on complex cross-border transactions.

James McGrath - Investment Manager (OneVentures)
James joined OneVentures in 2015 as an Investment Analyst. James joined OneVentures from Allier Capital, a boutique investment bank focused on helping high growth TMT, consumer and health companies raise capital and achieve exits. Prior to this James worked in investment banking at Citi, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch and was a research intern at The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (China Economics Desk). His role encompasses opportunity identification, due diligence, negotiation, portfolio company support and exit strategy.

Max Penel - Investment Manager (Partners for Growth)
Max joined PFG in 2017 with a focus on identifying, structuring investment opportunities, and portfolio management. Prior to joining PFG, Max worked in Corporate Finance at KPMG. His work at KPMG spanned across valuations, and debt advisory services. Previously, Max taught at the University of Sydney in the Business School and founded several small businesses in Australia and China. Max enjoys finding solutions to support high growth companies with their capital requirements and has experience working with businesses in Australia, and Asia.

Timing

5:30pm - 5:45pm: Food and drinks

5:45pm - 6:30pm: Panel and Q&A

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Networking and drinks


Who Should Attend?

  • Startup founders

  • Executive team members

  • Venture capital professionals

  • Anyone looking to learn more about venture debt

  • Anyone looking to raise capital


This event is hosted in conjunction with Spark Festival.

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