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Navigating the complexities of term sheets during venture capital fundraising is a crucial skill for early-stage founders, especially for those embarking on their initial funding rounds. Join us for an in-depth discussion led by Joseph Morrison of Barnes & Thornburg and Adrian Fortino of Mercury, seasoned experts in the venture capital arena. This members-only event is designed to equip you with the knowledge and confidence needed to understand and negotiate term sheets effectively. Bring your questions as we’ll plan to get to as many as we can!

Who should attend?

This event is open to all MFF members. Members that are looking to increase their knowledge of term sheets will find this event particularly valuable.


What You’ll Learn:

  • Key components of term sheets
  • Common terms and what they mean for your business
  • Strategies for negotiation and securing favorable terms


Joseph Morrison

Joseph is a partner at Barnes & Thornburg, providing outside general counsel services to high growth companies and representing angel and private investment funds in connection with investment transactions.

Adrian Fortino

Adrian is a Managing Director at Mercury. Mercury has spent decades building innovation infrastructure throughout Middle America, ultimately creating over $8 billion of value in its startup investments since inception. Adrian also serves on the board of directors for Michigan Founders Fund.

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