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Women in VC (via Zoom): Venture Debt 101 for Founders and Advisors webinar

Women in VC (via Zoom): Venture Debt 101 for Founders and Advisors webinar


Join us for our virtual Women in VC: Venture Debt 101 for Founders and Advisors webinar (via Zoom) on Tuesday, April 9th from 2 PM - 3 PM ET (11 AM - 12 PM PT)Deangeor Chin & Raquel Smith will join regular Women in VC hosts Alyssa FrederickChandra Shih, & Meredith Beuchaw to provide insight on what venture debt is (and the key terms to focus on) and the role it plays for start-ups and growth companies.

Deangeor counsels domestic and international borrowers and lenders across a broad range of industries in secured and unsecured financing transactions, including first lien, second lien, mezzanine, term loan, and revolving facilities.

Raquel represents companies, investors, private equity sponsors, banks, and other financial institutions in a broad range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, with a focus on debt financings and venture financings. Prior to joining Lowenstein Sandler, she practiced at Skadden in NYC. She earned her BS at Cornell University and her JD from Columbia Law.

Alyssa has spent more than a decade in the SF Bay area representing venture capital funds and the startups and growth companies they back in venture deals, PE deals and M&A. Prior to her time at Lowenstein Sandler she practiced at Wilson Sonsini. She earned her BA at Yale and her JD from NYU Law.

Chandra has 10+ years of experience representing growth stage and early stage startups and venture capital funds and other angel and strategic investors. Based in our Palo Alto office, she helps lead the firm’s Women’s Initiative Network and Diversity Leadership Network and is dedicated to advancing DEI initiatives at the firm and beyond. She earned her BA and JD at Santa Clara University.

Meredith has 15+ years of experience leading M&A transactions. Based in our New York office, she represents buyers and sellers of venture and PE-backed companies. Meredith was previously a partner at Cooley. She earned her BA at Dartmouth and her JD from Duke Law (where she has served as a visiting lecturer on venture M&A).

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