Derek Colla

Derek Colla

Cooley LLP

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Blog: What You Need to Know About Down Round Financings

What is a Down Round? A “down round” is a financing in which a company sells shares of its capital stock at a price per share that is less than the price per share it sold shares for in an earlier financing....more

12/3/2015 - Financing Investment Publicly-Traded Companies Stock Prices

Blog: Post-Incorporation Checklist: 10 Next Steps to Consider

You’ve taken the plunge and formed your business as a Delaware corporation. What do you need to do next? This post, along with the companion piece 8 Legal To-Dos Before Your First Investment, is intended to help you identify...more

6/10/2015 - Business Formation Commercial Insurance Policies Compliance Due Diligence EIN Financial Accounting Incorporation Investors IRC Section 83(b) Registration Requirement Startups Stock Issuance Venture Capital Young Lawyers

Calculating Share Price With Outstanding Convertible Notes

Now that you have agreed on a company valuation with your investors, how do you calculate the price per share for your Series A financing? This can be especially tricky when the company has outstanding convertible notes that...more

9/23/2014 - Convertible Debt Debt Financing Financing Preferred Shares Series A Share Price Valuation

Can You Raise Money From Investors Who Are Not “Accredited Investors”?

A question I receive frequently from entrepreneurs raising capital for the first time is whether they can raise money from people who do not meet the SEC definition of “accredited investors.” The easy answers are “you...more

7/16/2014 - Accredited Investors Disclosure Requirements Funding SEC Securities Startups

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