Venture Capital 101: Financing Mentality, Jargon, Term Sheets, And Documents

By Louis P. Berneman and Christopher F. Wright

Louis P. Berneman

Osage University Partners

Christopher F. Wright, Esquire

McCausland Keen & Buckman

With the heightened attention of senior academic administrators to promoting economic development and fostering innovation ecosystems, academic technology transfer organizations are increasingly focusing their commercialization activities on identifying, qualifying, incubating, accelerating, and financing start-up ventures. This top down pressure is aligned with bottom up pressure from faculty researchers who, albeit for different reasons, are likewise increasingly interested in the impact of their discoveries and seeking to commercialize them through start-ups.

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