Talk by Dr. Ashley Stevens, President Focus IP Group, on “The Art of the Cap Table”

TechEx.In, a technology transfer hub at Venture Center, is delighted to host Dr. Ashley Stevens, President Focus IP Group, for a talk on The Art of the Cap Table
Title of Talk: The Art of the Cap Table
Speaker: Dr Ashley Stevens, D.Phil (Oxon), CLP, RTTP, President Focus IP Group, LLC, USA and Lecturer Strategy and Innovation Department, School of Management, Boston University, USA
When: Friday, 19 November, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
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*Please note: The online session is free but prior registration is mandatory. The registered attendees will be sent the link to join the online session a day prior to the seminar.

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Event Supported by: Venture Center, BIRAC and NBM
Abstract: A capitalization or “cap” table is a key tool used by start-ups to illustrate the technicalities of an investment. Learn how to read a cap table to determine how value will be divided between founders, management and investors at an exit event such as an acquisition or initial public offering. The talk will also use examples to illustrate evolution of the Cap Table through multiple financing events and scenarios, such as how different deal terms affect valuation and percentage ownership, and how new funding rounds of funding can lead to dilution of founders’ and early investors’ stakes in a company over time.
About the speaker (selected profile): For 15 years, Dr. Stevens led Boston University’s Office of Technology Transfer. He then became Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research for two years before retiring from full time employment at BU. He remains a Lecturer in the Strategy and Innovation Department in Boston University’s School of Management, where he teaches two graduate level, inter-disciplinary courses on Technology Commercialization. Before joining Boston University, he was Director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Boston University, the Office of Technology Development spun out over 50 companies based on the University’s research, a number of which raised substantial amounts of capital, and the University’s licensing income climbed steadily. He is a Guest Professor at Osaka University, Japan, where he teaches G-TEC, an intensive summer course on technology commercialization. He has also taught in Chile, China and India.