SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Zuga Matt

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O HIGHCAPE PARTNERS QP, L.P.
10751 FALLS ROAD, SUITE 300

(Street)
BALTIMORE MD 21093

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
11/07/2019
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
TELA Bio, Inc. [ TELA ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Series A Preferred Stock (1) (1) Common Stock 19,982 (2) I By HighCape Partners QP, L.P.
Series A Preferred Stock (1) (1) Common Stock 269 (2) I By HighCape Partners, L.P.
Series B Preferred Stock (1) (1) Common Stock 217,816 (3) I By HighCape Partners QP, L.P.
Series B Preferred Stock (1) (1) Common Stock 2,931 (3) I By HighCape Partners, L.P.
Warrant 01/18/2017 01/18/2027 Series B Preferred Stock 123,653 1.16 I By HighCape Partners QP, L.P.
Warrant 01/18/2017 01/18/2027 Series B Preferred Stock 1,665 1.16 I By HighCape Partners, L.P.
Stock Option (right to buy) (4) 11/07/2029 Common Stock 5,331 13 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares of Series A and Series B Preferred Stock (collectively, the "Preferred Stock") have no expiration date and are convertible, at the option of the holder, into shares of Common Stock at the then-effective conversion rate for no additional consideration (subject to the payment of cash in lieu of any fractional shares in accordance with the Issuer's Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (as amended, the "Certificate of Incorporation")). The shares of Preferred Stock will automatically convert into shares of Common Stock at the then-effective conversion rate for no additional consideration (subject to the payment in cash in lieu of any fractional shares in accordance with the Certificate of Incorporation) immediately prior to the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering.
2. Shares of Series A Preferred Stock are convertible into shares of Common Stock at a 1-for-1 conversion rate.
3. Shares of Series B Preferred Stock are convertible into shares of Common Stock at a 1-for-1 conversion rate.
4. The option vests in 36 equal monthly installments on each monthly anniversary of November 7, 2019, subject to the Reporting Person's continuous service with the Issuer.
Remarks:
/s/ Nora Brennan as attorney-in-fact for Matt Zuga 11/07/2019
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5 (b)(v).
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                                POWER OF ATTORNEY



 Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes

and appoints Nora Brennan and Frank Conway with full power to act singly,

as the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact, with full power of

substitution, to: 



 (1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's

capacity as an officer and/or director and/or beneficial owner of Tela Bio,

Inc. (the "Company"), Forms 3, 4, and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules thereunder;



 (2) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the

undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any

such Form 3, 4, or 5, complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto,

and timely file such form with the United States Securities and Exchange

Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority; and



 (3) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with

the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit

to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being

understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of

the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney
 shall be in such form and

shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve

in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.



 The undersigned hereby grants to the attorneys-in-fact full power and

authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite,

necessary or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers

herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might

or could do if personally present with full power of substitution or revocation,

hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact or such

attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be

done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein

granted.



 This power of attorney shall remain in full force and effect until

revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the attorney-in-fact.



 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney

to be executed as of this 30th day of September, 2019.







     /s/Matt Zuga

     Name: Matt Zuga

     Title: Director