Program Chair

Konata Lake

Partner, Torys LLP

The Venture Capital market sector is experiencing remarkable growth and is presenting enormous opportunities for entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and investors, as well as their legal advisors. Get the skills and knowledge required to structure, negotiate, and draft VC agreements and documents, and successfully practice in this rewarding, burgeoning field.  

With VC’s rapid growth and with startups as one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, both are playing a vital role in spurring innovation in today’s economy. However, the VC and start-up world is a sophisticated ecosystem with multiple players and complex rules and regulations. 

Whether you are an investor, owner, or principal of a startup, or a lawyer providing legal guidance, you must have a solid grasp of the technical and complex process of raising (and successfully deploying) venture capital if you want to be successful.  You also need to be able to navigate the rules and regulations of different sectors, depending on the type of startup.

Over the course of one intensive day, this new OsgoodePD program will give you a comprehensive, practical understanding of the intricate process and documentation involved in creating new startups and securing and harnessing venture capital funding. The program includes a step-by-step guide to navigating the VC process, including vital instruction in how to structure, negotiate, and draft key agreements and documents.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from and network with the leading experts in this important and prospering field!

What You’ll Learn

Getting into position for a VC financing arrangement

The due diligence process in VC, from both the investor and investee side

Key steps in early-stage investing

Guidance for navigating privacy and confidentiality challenges

Understanding priced rounds: the process, and rights and governance

Structuring, negotiating, and drafting VC agreements and documents

Employment basics for start-ups

Who Should Attend

Lawyers working in venture capital and private equity

Business lawyers advising startups and small/medium sized enterprises

Lawyers advising investors active in, or contemplating entering, the VC space

Entrepreneurs who want to understand the VC process

Financial services lawyers

Finance professionals


Program Chair

Konata Lake

Partner, Torys LLP




Recorded: Jan 19, 2023

$795 + TAX

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Substantive5h 25m
Total5h 50m

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