Kris Brown ’89, is a corporate law partner at Goodwin Procter LLP in New York City, tech and life sciences-focused angel investor, and entrepreneur. In this practical startup studio, Kris will discuss what to do when you get your first investment proposal from a venture capitalist. He will also talk about his experiences as a lawyer, investor and business person, and describe how a typical venture capital term sheet works and what to consider from all three of the legal, investor and entrepreneur perspectives.
Kris advises global and domestic clients, like the corporate venture arm of Johnson & Johnson, and has since an early age also personally invested in and started companies, many of which are based around the world — from Israel to Singapore to London to Brooklyn.
Kris serves on the board of advisors for Venture for America. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Brown with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics. Although he is originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, he has been based in NYC since he graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1992.