3rd Silicon Beach Conference

1 Feb - 3 Feb 2017

Session information

Session four: Fundraising/raising capital

Thursday 2 February (1530 - 1630)


North American Regional Forum (Lead)


This session will address the long and winding road of raising capital for start-ups. Raising capital can be a full-time job and lawyers should be familiar with the raising capital rules and protocols to be at the top of their game for their clients. Topics include: • Fundraising approach and mentality for start-ups. • Fundraising principles and rules. Do’s and don’ts? • Friends, family and fools. • Crowdfunding effects and consequences on the fundraising ecosystem? More opportunities for all. • Venture capital funds. How to deal with them. • Dilution and conquer. The start-up dilemma.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Luis Gonzalez Nieves Perez Correa Gonzalez, Mexico City, Mexico; Co-Chair, Regional Fora Coordination Committee
Matt Hallinan Cooley, Santa Monica, California, USA


Jon Bradford Colab, Los Angeles, California, USA
Catriona Forrester Sun Mountain Capital, Campeche, Mexico
Jay Gould Winston & Strawn LLP, San Francisco, California, USA