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OUP Webinar: What to Expect When Seeking Funds from VCs

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Topic: Funding and Equity in University Startups, Part 4 | What to Expect When Seeking Funds from VCs

When: Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 12:00pm EST

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Webinar Description:

In the fourth part of OUP’s Funding and Equity webinar series, Mitra Miri and Nii Dodoo-Amoo of OUP will discuss what a startup founder should expect when fundraising from venture capital groups. They will begin with an overview of how venture capital firms operate to provide context for startup founders before a deep dive into the diligence process at VC firms including:
• Team evaluation
• Market opportunity, commercial plan, and operations
• IP
• Regulatory Considerations
• Competitive landscape

Part of the discussion will also address the investment memo VCs draft when conducting diligence for an opportunity. The webinar will conclude with a review of the process that takes place once a start-up has received a term sheet from a VC.

As always, feel free to provide your questions beforehand, either by emailing or submitting them during registration.


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Mitra Miri

Mitra is a Principal on the life sciences team focusing on evaluating therapeutic investment opportunities. Previously, Mitra was an investor at Connecticut Innovations (CI), responsible for sourcing, diligence and supporting opportunities across digital health, devices, diagnostics and therapeutics. Prior to CI, she was a Life Sciences Consultant in the healthcare practice at L.E.K. in NYC, where she worked with a range of biopharma companies from startups to large pharma across project types and therapeutic areas. She was also a Company Creation Fellow at Flagship Pioneering. Mitra also worked as a Strategy Analyst in Yale’s Office of the Provost. Additionally, she is an alumnus of Yale’s Office of Cooperative Research, where she was a Venture Fellow for Canaan Partners, and a Blavatnik Associate. Prior to Yale, Mitra was a Rotary Ambassadorial Fellow in Kampala, Uganda, where she worked with the Infectious Diseases Institute’s Director of Research.

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Nii Dodoo Amoo

As a member of the tech investment team at OUP, Nii focuses on investment opportunities in physical sciences and deep tech sectors. Before joining OUP, Nii served as a Principal at Solon Capital Partners, a private equity fund specializing in emerging market opportunities across various industries, including EdTech, AgTech, and mobility. With a wealth of experience in the semiconductor industry, Nii has held various management and technical roles, first with KLA in the US, then at ASML in the Netherlands. In these positions, he collaborated with leading chip manufacturers, including Intel, Samsung, and TSMC, to advance chip development technology. In addition to his industry background, Nii spent part of his career in academia as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics at the Cavendish Labs at the University of Cambridge. During this time, he worked on research projects focusing on quantum phenomena in solid-state systems.


April 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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