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Structured Exits: A Potential New Source of Funding for Life Science Startups A Guest Post by Leslie Mitts

Structured exits are an important funding structure for new ventures. Rather than relying solely on the upside from an exit, structured exits can rely on the venture’s anticipated cash flow, or percentage of milestone payments, to repay the investor. For investors, they can offer reduced risk with the possibility of an upside; for ventures, they provide a new source of growth capital and less dilution. For life-sciences companies caught in the “death valley” between seed grants and venture capital eligibility, structured exits - carefully adapted and applied - can be a new alternative or complement to bridge loans, incubators, strategic investors, and non-dilutive funding from government sources. Read more in a guest post by Leslie Mitts, featuring Att. David Gitlin, on the CIV website.

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2017 BOAO Youth Forum for Asia: “The Future of Globalization and Free Trade – The Role of Youth” 2-Nov-2017 | Hong Kong

The 2017 BOAO Youth Forum for Asia, scheduled to be held on 2-Nov-2017 in Hong Kong, initiates thought-provoking discussion under the theme “The Future of Globalization and Free Trade – The Role of Youth”. Among this year's speakers, Mr. Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan will be featured. Prof. Yesha Sivan, Executive Director of the Coller Institute of Venture, will also speak at the Forum.

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GoforIsrael Investment Conference 5-Mar-2018 | Hilton Tel Aviv

The Coller Institute of Venture is cooperating with Cukierman & Co. Investment House and Catalyst Fund for their 18th annual GoforIsrael Investment Conference on March 5th, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv. The GoforIsrael Conference is one of the most prestigious events in Israel, focusing on connecting leading global investors with the most innovative Israeli technology companies, where some of the major participants will include entrepreneurs, managers from publicly …

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The 30th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum 14-16 November 2017 | Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

The AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum is the leading private equity and venture capital conference in Asia, bringing together more than a thousand GPs, LPs and other professionals to Hong Kong for three days of quality discussions, strategic debates and productive networking. This year, AVCJ Forum will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a thorough program that combines editorially driven …

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