This talk will discuss venture capital trends globally and specifically how these trends are impacting the orthopedic market. The discussion will include: a. Current areas of interest in the venture community — i. Spin, ii. Knee/Hip, iii. Extremities/Small Bone; b. Choosing a financial partner; c. How to approach venture firms — i. Stage focus and how it impacts the entrepreneur, ii. General investment criteria; d. Making the pitch — i. How to make contact, ii. Key content/format, iii. Who is going to read what?, iv. Preparing for success, v. Market size, vi. Team, vii. Cap table, viii. All about milestones; e. Alternative funding sources; f. The costs associated with other people’s money.

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