Webinar: Funding and Equity Series, Part 3 | Valuations and Term Sheets

It’s time for the third installment in OUP’s series on Funding and Equity for University Startups! Marc Singer and Matt Cohen of OUP will review Valuation and Term Sheets: 1. How valuation works 2. Valuation scenarios 3. How OUP does comp analyses for companies 4. Basics of a startup investment term sheet 5. How term…

Webinar: Recent Legislation and the Startup Landscape – A dive into the CHIPs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act

2022 brought two new pieces of U.S. legislation that potentially provide billions of dollars in spending and tax credits from the federal government to catalyze and incentivize businesses in STEM areas. The CHIPS and Science Act’s intention is to bolster U.S. leadership in semiconductors, promote innovation in wireless supply chains, catalyze regional economic growth and…

Webinar: Patient Data Licensing Series, Part 1 | What is the Data?

Please join us for the first part of the Patient Data Licensing Series which focuses on the policies and procedures of data management, including what can be licensed. Our panelists, Nick Gruszauskas of the University of Chicago and David Peloquin of Ropes & Gray, will review: • The types of data and data definitions •…

Webinar: Funding and Equity in University Startups, Part 2 | Basics on Investors – from SBIRs to Strategics

Funding and Equity in University Startups: Basics on Investors – from SBIRs to StrategicsThe intended audience for this webinar is university startup founders, including future founders, and academic technology commercialization groups. Anurag Agarwal and Ajay Rayasam of OUP will review the Basics on Investors – from SBIRs to Strategics and cover the following areas: •…

Webinar: Ask a VC (2022)

In OUP’s third annual ‘Ask a VC’ webinar, our partner TTOs ask Managing Partners Marc Singer and Bill Harrington anything and everything as it pertains to venture capital operations, decision-making, and the current investing environment. The purpose of this webinar is to answer your questions on venture capital and startups. Query areas include: – What…

Webinar: LLCs VS Corporations as Startup Structures

The webinar includes a deep dive on each of the following topics: • Governance and structural concerns of LLCs, including organizational documents, founders’ agreements, and management provisions • Tax issues, including partnership provisions and conversion opportunities for LLCs • Investor concerns on LLCs, particularly from the venture capital lens • Accounting issues on tax and…

Webinar: Life Science Term Sheets

Over the past year, tech transfer directors from Columbia, Duke, JHU, Penn, MIT, Stanford, and Yale worked with life science VCs from 5AM, Atlas, Polaris, OUP, RA Capital, and Venrock to create a common set of principles for university startup deal negotiations. These principles were captured in two documents: “Recommendations for Term Sheet Structuring”, covering equity, royalties, milestones, sublicensing, know-how royalties, diligence, and other recommendations for creating win-win outcomes; and “Recommendations for Process Improvements”, with recommendations for structuring the negotiation process itself to avoid unnecessary friction, gain buy-in early, and avoid overly long and painful negotiations.

Webinar: Best Practices in Licensing International Startups: The UK, China, & Israel

A discussion on the differences in licensing to startups based out of Israel, China, and the UK by experts who have worked in these regions. David Ai, formerly of City University in Hong Kong, Amir Naiberg, formerly of Yeda Research and Development Co, in Israel, and Teri Willey, formerly of Cambridge Enterprise, will talk about particular variances in license clauses and startup structures that US tech transfer offices may encounter when licensing to entities incorporated in these countries.

Webinar: 2019 Midyear Financing Trends

It’s Spring, which means it is once again time for OUP’s annual financing trends webinar. Which sectors have had the greatest amounts of investment and which are facing funding challenges? How do these trends apply to advancing academic technologies? What does the beginning of 2019 imply for the rest of the year and what lies over the horizon?

Webinar: The New CFIUS and CFIUS Pilot Program – Implications for Foreign (and U.S.) Investments in Startups

Last year, Congress passed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), which significantly expands the authorities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). In November of 2018, the U.S. Federal Government began a pilot program of these new FIRRMA authorities to review and in some cases restrict investment by non-U.S. sources in “critical technology” areas. Those “critical” areas currently include certain types of software, aerospace products, energy storage products, and many more technologies. In addition, the government is engaged in a proceeding to consider expanding the set of “critical” fields to include biotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, and advanced materials, among others.