Fundraising in the time of COVID-19

Anisha Patnaik, Co-Founder


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These are different times. Some of us need to fundraise immediately and some of us need to plan to fundraise over the next 6-9 months. Under the current circumstances, it is important to understand what our options are and how do they work?

Key Points

  • Can you accept a grant? What about foreign grants?

  • What are convertible notes, safe notes, and debentures?

  • Debentures vs. Equity vs. Preference Shares.

  • Which structure could be cost-efficient and swift?

About Speaker

Anisha Patnaik is the Co-founder of LexStart, a web-based platform that provides legal and compliance services to startups, investors, and incubators/accelerators. She is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience with special emphasis on transactions in the early-stage space. Anisha regularly advises startups, incubators, and investors on legal issues ranging from starting up to operating a business in India, negotiating fundraising transactions, commercial contracts, and ESOP structuring and implementation.

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