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    The State of Venture in Ohio: 2021 (LIVESTREAM)

    Please register by 10 pm on Thu Oct 21.
    At 11 pm, we’ll email you a Zoom link to access LIVESTREAM the next day.

    This is Lindsay Karas Stencel’s annual talk on “The State of Venture in Ohio.”

    As in past years, Lindsay will walk attendees through the status of VC funding in the state, discussing new venture fund formation, large exits, and investments and places where Ohio can continue to develop and grow. She will weave in some pop culture references, leave plenty of time for Q&A, and definitely keep the FUN in FUND.


    Lindsay Karas Stencel is a partner in the New Ventures practice at the law firm of Thompson Hine. She advises entrepreneurs, investors and fund managers on venture capital and startup matters, venture capital fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, federal and state securities filings and compliance, including public and private securities offerings, and corporate organization and governance matters.

    Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Lindsay served as a Partner and Chief Legal Counsel at a Midwest-focused venture capital firm that invests in pre-seed, seed early stage and growth stage technology companies serving several industries. There, her efforts primarily focused on deal structuring, portfolio management, limited partner relations, fundraising and exit transactions.

    Simultaneously, she ran her own private practice representing emerging and diverse venture fund managers across the country, startup clients and founders, investors, and small businesses, assisting with venture fund formation and strategy, strategic deal formation, unique deal structuring and other corporate legal matters.

    She also acquired significant experience while serving as Chief Operating Officer and Fund Manager, and subsequently Chief Investment OfficerChief Legal Officer, and Managing Partner for a venture development organization in upstate New York, where she led that firm to have one of the most active seed funds in the country and spearheaded the formation and development of the largest seed fund in the history of the area.

    Lindsay’s unique blend of legal, fundraising and operational experience as a founder and venture capitalist provides her with the ability to acutely understand the issues facing her venture and startup clients. She understands firsthand the matters most important to her clients and can creatively solve problems and efficiently design solutions to rapidly close transactions for investors and entrepreneurs alike.

    Lindsay teaches “Venture Capital and Dealmaking” at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she also frequently guest lectures on contract drafting and preferred securities issuances. She also owns her own fitness facility. Lindsay is a national speaker on topics of women and diversity and inclusion in finance, venture capital, venture capital deal structuring and startup investing.


    Like all TIGER  Events, this one is FREE.

    Event Timeline:

    11:45 am – Join via Zoom, ready to introduce yourself & socialize

    12:00 pm – Hand-off to Lindsay

    1:00 pm – Wrap