Featured Speaker – Jonathon Vinocur, Partner, Early Stage & Emerging Companies Group, Thompson Hine LLP
Jonathon Vinocur is a partner in the Early Stage & Emerging Companies group at Thompson Hine LLP. He spends all of his time working with high-growth, emerging technology companies and their investors, which include venture capital funds, economic development organizations, angel investors and public and private companies that make venture-style investments.
He advises company-side clients from their pre-startup stages, through formation and funding, to exit, and he specializes in preserving value for founders where excessively complex capitalization structures need to be reconciled with investors’ return objectives. The companies with which Jonathon works are primarily software, hardware and medical device companies that sell into a wide array of industries.
The day-to-day work Jonathon handles on behalf of his startup company clients has given him an in-depth understanding of the various equity incentive structures instituted as these companies contemplate how best to compensate their growing teams. He also has extensive experience with SaaS-based pricing models and has worked closely with his growth-stage clients on their customer contracting practices.
Jonathon is asked frequently to present on various legal topics of interest to startups. He also is asked to advise economic development organizations on their investment structures and public and private companies on their corporate innovation and venture development strategies.
Jonathon received a B.A. from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and he has been recognized by Legal 500, by Ohio Super Lawyers and in Crain’s Cleveland Business “Who to Watch in Law.”
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