Track A

A6 Understanding Equity and Equity-related Terms (Part 1)

Track: Startups and Gap Funding

Target Audience: Intermediate

Linara Axanova, University of Pennsylvania

Michael Poisel, University of Pennsylvania
Marc Singer, Osage University Partners

During this session, we’ll take a deep dive into equity-related provisions, covering types of equity, convertible notes, SAFEs, stock options and warrants, cap table structures, types of anti-dilution rights, long-term effects of terms related to preemptive rights, registration rights, tag-alongs and drag-alongs. We’ll discuss the most problematic terms for universities as well as startups, and what licensing professionals need to consider when structuring and negotiating equity-related agreements.

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