Patchwork Capitalization and Doing More with Less: Working with Different Capital Sources, While Implementing Slow-Burn Capital Conservation Techniques

  • To what extent can/should one combine angels, corporate strategic investors, crowd-funding, non-dilutive government/academic financing (SBIR’s, etc.), private placements, and other sources of capital? And how to do so? Plus, survival techniques: out-licensing, virtual management, advisory boards and other ways to reduce the burn rate.

    This panel will be moderated by Samuel M. Shafner of Burns & Levinson.

    Panel Members

    • Samuel M. Shafner

      Samuel M. Shafner PartnerBurns & Levinson LLP

      Samuel M. Shafner has concentrated his practice exclusively in the area of transactional corporate and securities law for more than twenty years. Mr. Shafner has particular expertise in assisting emerging technology companies, both domestic and international, in their capital formation as well as in basic business contract needs. Most of Mr. Shafner's clients are high-technology businesses and venture capital firms specializing in high technology investments. Consequently, Mr. Shafner frequently negotiates software licenses, ...

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    • Eric Emmons

      Eric Emmons Investment PartnerSiemens Venture Capital, Inc.

      Eric Emmons is an Investment Partner based in Boston, MA and focused on investments in energy, materials, and industrial solutions. He has been active as a director of Managesoft , Porogen, Powerit Solutions, Zolo Technologies, and Protonex. Before joining Siemens Venture Capital, Eric was a founding general partner at the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund, where he led many of its investments in energy, industrial process efficiency, and materials. Eric also worked with Commons Capital, a venture capital firm in the Boston area which invests in energy, medical, and technology companies. P...

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    • Claude Vachet

      Claude Vachet Managing PartnerCycle Capital

      Claude has 22 years of operational, Venture Capital, Secondary Transaction and fund management experience of venture capital portfolios investing in high tech companies. Having managed numerous investments and exits during his career, Claude has built a solid track record. He has, among others, been part of successful teams at both Kirchner and Multiple Capital. He has also worked at Innovatech Montreal as Vice-President Information Technology and Communication. In this capacity, he was responsible for 44 high-tech start-up companies and 5 Venture Capital Funds. From April 2004 to March 200...

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    • Nicolas Gravel

      Nicolas Gravel Director, Strategic Investments & InitiativesBDC Venture Capital

      Nicolas Gravel occupe le poste de Directeur, Investissements et initiatives stratégiques et il enrichit l’équipe avec ses compétences en matière de capital de risque et de financement dans les secteurs de l’énergie et des technologies propres. Nicolas est ingénieur chimique de formation et il possède une vaste expérience des procédés industriels dans divers secteurs. Il a occupé le poste d’associé de recherche sur les actions chez Merrill Lynch avant de passer quatre ans au service d’Innovatech Montréal en tant que gestionnaire de portefeuilles de capital d...

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    • Murray McCaig

      Murray McCaig Managing PartnerMaRS Cleantech Fund

      Murray is an experienced startup CEO with a background in management consulting and finance. Most recently, Murray managed New York-based private equity group, RSL Investments (owned by the Estee Lauder family), where he was responsible for leading a global business acquisition strategy in the water sector. Murray has extensive international business development and licensing experience, including his role with Upstream, a world leader in mobile marketing solutions, where he built the global sales organization and led the expans...

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