Venture Capital and Angel Investor Funding Today with Speaker: Frank D. Ballantine, Partner and Head of Venture Capital Group at ReedSmith law firm. Panelists: Sam Guren, Managing Director, HydeParkAngels; Scott Button, CFA, Managing Director, Venture Investors LLC; Laura Pearl, Ceres Ventures; James Pavlik, Principal, Baird Venture Partners.
November 15, 2010 at Northern Illinois University Naperville Campus. Moderated by William Wentz, Attorney at Law, Huck Bouma. Presented by University of Chicago Booth School of Business Entrepreneurial Roundtable. Video taped by Stone Cliff Productions, Inc.
Venture capital and angel investors are major sources of capital for high-growth companies. But, how has the venture capital landscape changed in the past three years as a result of the Great Recession and the great decline in initial public offerings? Join us as venture capital expert Frank Ballantine discusses what is new and what is old in the venture capital market.
Frank will outline what venture capital firms and angel investors are interested in these days and what they expect from entrepreneurial companies before they will consider providing funding. He will also discuss typical terms that VC firms and angel investors will want and how to negotiate those terms most effectively.
Frank is a partner in the Chicago office of ReedSmith law firm and serves as head of the firm's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital Group in Chicago. He represents venture capital and private equity firms as well as entrepreneurial companies. Frank is a popular speaker on topics related to venture capital and has been a judge in the Chicago Booth New Venture Challenge and Harvard Business School's Alumni New Venture Contest. He has attended Oxford University and graduated from Haverford College and the University of Michigan Law School.