Fall 2013

Raising Capital on Acceptable Terms

Precise practices vary between individual investors or lenders in a given category and change with market conditions. Identifying appropriate sources of capital and developing a fund raising strategy to tap them depends on knowing what kinds of investments investors and lenders are seeking.

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Crafting Financing & Fund Raising Strategies

Whether you are an entrepreneur starting-up or the leader of an established business, a solid understanding of the available sources of capital and today's expected rate of return for capital is the fundamental step in crafting a financing and fund raising strategy.

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Private Placements and Public Offerings

Biophotonics is the interdisciplinary science of applying light to biological life sciences – such as genomics, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, cell biology, biomechanics, and proteomics. It is a core technology enabling Medical Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Therapeutics, Life & Environmental Sciences and Medical Imaging markets. From early diagnosis of disease to minimally invasive surgery to detection of environmental contamination, biophotonics is addressing and solving today’s environmental and healthcare challenges. It enhances our quality of life and safeguards our health and environment.

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SPIE Photonics West Panel Workshop

Join us February 1 at Photonics West in San Francisco, CA for a panel workshop dedicated to financing life science and healthcare businesses. The panel's expertise crosses early to late stage venture capital and private equity, strategic corporate investing, licensing, venture debt, and crowd sourcing. Discussions will be around financing and exit strategies - as well as micro and macro trends influencing competition for capital and valuations.

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