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Q Founder Series | Fundraising Terms and Structures for Startups: SAFEs, Convertible Notes, and Term Sheets

When: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: 1801 Maple Avenue, Suite 1400, Evanston, IL 60201 Evanston map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sonia Kim   (847) 467-0446

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


The InQbation Lab's second seminar of the Q Founder Series will focus on common investment terms and structures for early-stage startups. The presentation will explain the basic principles of SAFEs and convertible notes as well as common legal terms found in term sheets for priced rounds. The talk will also cover the basic legal steps required to raise funding, such as securities filings after a funding round.

Adam Falkof will have office hours immediately following the seminar to discuss relevant topics. Please complete this form to request office hours-noting on Question 15 "Adam Falkof - Dec 14." They will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis.


Adam Falkof is a partner at Quarles & Brady in Chicago and leads the firm’s startup practice. He has substantial experience with the Midwest’s startup community and has previously launched four of his own startups. Mr. Falkof represents a number leading early-stage startups and has close relationships with technology accelerators, angel investors, and venture capital funds nationwide. He also writes a monthly Midwest startups newsletter that features early stage Midwest startup companies and upcoming startup community events.


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