Founders, Executives, & Advisors of Early Stage Companies —

10 Mistakes in Early-Stage Financing

Thursday September 5, 2019
8:00 am – 11:30 am

In today’s evolving economic environment, there still seems to be endless regulatory and fiscal changes and challenges when acquiring or selling a company.  In order to successfully navigate an M&A transaction, it is critical that buyers and sellers understand what will be required to be successful in their strategic transaction efforts.  Strategic mistakes in negotiating and executing deals can haunt a company long after closing.  By understanding common pitfalls, companies can avoid unintended consequences and make educated risk/reward decisions.



  • Common mistakes made by early stage companies in raising capital and their real-world consequences
  • Practical advice on avoiding negative outcomes in early stage financings

Meet the Presenter


Aaron Sokoloff is a corporate and transactional attorney at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, and regularly counsels early stage companies. He is active with Procopio’s LaunchPad incubator, is a member of the Board of Directors of Cleantech San Diego, and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.

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