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Understanding Fundraising Documents for Startup Entrepreneurs - TRIVE Masterclass

  • JustCo @ Marina Square 6 Raffles Boulevard #03-308 Singapore 039594 (map)

Startup Entrepreneurs Masterclass Series:

Understanding Fundraising Documents for Startup Entrepreneurs

Building a startup is already a tough challenge. And finding the funding to scale your business makes it even tougher. What documents should be used to discussions with VCs and angels? How does one know if the terms and clauses are sufficient, and if not, fair to the entrepreneur?

What is this all about | Understand the basics of fundraising investment agreements from an experienced VC cum incubator who has reviewed hundreds of investment agreements. Learn the details of what goes into i) a shareholders agreement, ii) term sheet, iii) SAFE agreement and iv) convertible loan. Know the differences of each document, when you should use them and what is considered industry standards here in Singapore.

After this masterclass, participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

1. Understanding a VC’s mindset and motivation

2. Types of investment documents and usage

3. Detailed clauses in term sheets

4. Detailed clauses in Shareholder's Agreement

5. Detailed clauses in Convertible Loans and SAFE Agreements

Bonus: How to think like a VC

What you bring home | Detailed sample documents will also be provided to participants.

Why take this masterclass | Fundraising is a complex long-term process for any startup that could take many funding rounds to achieve its exit strategy. It is thus important to ensure the fundraising documents that an entrepreneur enters into are clear and consistent. It is also important to ensure rights and privileges of early-stage investors are not too onerous, which leads to the startup being toxic in nature. There should also be fair equitable terms to the entrepreneurs.

Understanding Fundraising Documents for Startup Entrepreneurs is a class specifically catered to millennial Singaporeans to be equipped and versed in fundraising terminologies and documents. This class is also taught by an experienced industry practitioner who understands both the entrepreneur and investor side. His heart is here to impart that knowledge to the next generation of Singapore entrepreneurs.

You can attend the course in the following prices:

1. Working Adult (Singaporean below 35) - $300

2. Tertiary undergraduate or postgraduate student (Singaporean below 35) - $90

This masterclass is specifically for Singaporean citizens and PRs below 35 only. Tertiary students are strictly required to produce their matriculation card when registering at the start of the class. TRIVE Lab and JustCo members will also be required to show their ID during registration.

This masterclass is part of TRIVE's pay-it-forward community activities, which is to support and incubate 250 Singaporean startups to represent the next generation of startups in the ecosystem.

Net proceeds of the fees are placed in the TRIVE Community pay-it-forward activities fund.

A minimum of 10 participants are required in order for us to start the class.