Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series:Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Term Sheets (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Date(s) - 02/25/2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Banatao Auditorium - Sutardja Dai Hall

In this presentation, the speakers will provide an in-depth review of venture financing term sheets, including:

  • – Basic elements and terms of a typical VC term sheet
  • – Valuations and current market data
  • – How to (and how not) to negotiate a term sheet

The first half of the presentation will cover the terms, common language and anatomy of term sheets.  Bring your best questions for the second half–Brady and Lee will role play with members of the audience.

The panel will be led by corporate lawyer Brady Berg, Co-Chair of Mintz Levin’s Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice group, and will include one or more investors and entrepreneurs to provide real-world negotiation war stories.  Please join us for what should be a fun and informative event.

For more information about the Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series, click here, call 510-642-4255 or email lester@haas.berkeley.edu.


Brady Berg

Brady Berg
Mintz Levin

Brady Berg is a Co-chair of the Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Practice at Mintz Levin. Brady works with emerging growth companies and venture capital and private equity investors in a variety of fields, including clean technology and renewable energy, software, semiconductors, digital media, and Internet security. He has represented companies and investors in a broad range of general corporate and transactional matters, including venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $2 billion.



Neil Wolff

Neil Wolff
Managing Director & General Counsel
VantagePoint Capital Partners

With more than 700 completed transactions during his 26-year legal career, Neil has provided an experienced perspective as an advisor for VantagePoint Capital Partners’ investments as well as to its portfolio companies since he became VantagePoint’s General Counsel in 2006. Neil was one of VantagePoint’s key outside attorneys when he was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, which he joined in 1984. While at Wilson Sonsini he represented a number of VantagePoint portfolio companies. Neil is a graduate of Oxford University (MBA) and UCLA School of Law (JD).