Recent trends in university spin-out terms

Are you an academic founder or an early stage investor? Join us as we assemble a panel of leading authorities on university spin-outs, combining transatlantic insight and lessons from Cambridge Enterprise, Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing and RA Capital to uncover the recent trends affecting your term sheet.

Dates Thursday, October 22, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 16:00 to 17:00
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We'll examine the perspectives and ask the questions to help you create more effective partnerships, including:

  • University equity stakes – what is market? Research shows a wide variation of approaches. Also, will Universities accept higher equity stakes in lieu of financial payment obligations?
  • University non-dilution rights
  • Upfront fees or just historic patent costs?
  • Deal structures: licences v assignments?
  • Non-traditional spin-outs: what approaches are being taken to software or data-focused spin-outs? What about know-how based spin-outs?


Our Expert Panel
Katherine Ku, former Executive Director of Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing and now Chief Licensing Advisor at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Dr Tony Raven, Chief Executive of Cambridge Enterprise
Jamie Kasuboski PhD, Venture Senior Associate at RA Capital 
Adrian Toutoungi, Partner at Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a full-service international law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. We take a single-minded approach to advising our clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. We support clients wherever they want to do business. The firm has a sector focus with experts in technology, media and communications, life sciences and private