University of Pittsburgh

Avoiding the Pitfalls

Monthly Start Smart Seminars
David J. Lehman, Partner, K&L Gates
September 27, 2011 - 5:30pm7:00pm
3305 Newell Simon Hall, Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Many entrepreneurs do not realize that how they structure the financial arrangement from the first source of funds – often your friends and family – can be a barrier to follow on investment from angels and VCs.

Come learn the important lessons on how to do this to keep your friends and family happy and give you the structure you need to obtain future financing rounds.

  • What is a ‘friends and family’ round?
  • Common mistakes and the consequences
  • Optional financing structures


Open to all entrepreneurs and start-ups.
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