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Startup Boot Camp #15: Early Stage Startup Financing

  • Nov 9, 2013 · 9:15 AM
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Startup Bootcamp: Training for entrepreneurs.

We welcome Android, iOS, WP, Facebook, Chrome, Cloud startup founders /hackers.

Register Here (Cost: $20 online, $30 at the door)

>>> Instructors <<<

• James Skelley, Attorney with Perkins Coie's Intellectual Property practice

• “Intellectual Property Considerations for Startups”

• Jensen James, Partner at Perkins Coie LLP

• Lior Zorea, Corporate and securities Partner with Perkins Coie

•  “Forming Your Startup”

• David Cao, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of SVEntrepreneurs & Startups, Founder & CEO at GWC, Earlier Stage Mobile Angel Investor

•  "Angel Investment Overview"

>>> Details <<<

“Intellectual Property Considerations for Startups”

James Skelley is an attorney with Perkins Coie's Intellectual Property practice.  He frequently counsels clients regarding patent enforcement, licensing, copyright registration, litigation, and both domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution.  Since 2006, James has prepared dozens of patent applications ranging from medical device technologies to wireless antennae design and microfabrication.  He also counsels clients concerning reexamination, reissue, and interference proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to practicing law, James performed machine vision and robotics research and has considerable technical experience in a variety of areas, including artificial intelligence, circuit design, networked systems, computational geometry and signals processing.  He continues to write code in JAVA, C++, Python, and a variety of other languages while remaining involved in both the Silicon Valley technical and legal communities. He received his JD from Boston University School of Law and an M.E. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

“Forming Your Startup”

Jim Jensen, a partner in Perkins Coie's Emerging Companies Group and a leader of the Firm's China Emerging Company and the Investment Fund Formation practices in Silicon Valley, represents emerging companies, accelerator/incubators and venture capital funds in diverse industries, including clean technology (e.g., biofuels, LEDs, smart meters and solar), digital media, Internet, medical devices, mobile, security and software.  He is a technology entrepreneur and has formed and run multiple e-commerce and other Internet companies, which gives him a unique understanding of legal issues as viewed through the eyes of entrepreneurs.  He also represents traditional brick and mortar businesses that produce profits and cash flow, anathemas to Silicon Valley startup companies.  Jim has been involved in more than 250 investment and exit transactions during his legal career and, as importantly, a handful of exit or restructuring transactions as a business executive.  His transactional experiences range from a few hundred thousand dollars to several billion dollars.  Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Jim managed hundreds of investment transactions as General Counsel, Emerging Markets, with VantagePoint Capital Partners, a large venture capital and private equity firm.  He benefits his client through his broad network of contacts in the angel investment and venture capital community.

Lior Zorea is a corporate and securities Partner with Perkins Coie and a key member of the firm's Emerging Companies practice group. Lior's practice focuses on representing emerging growth companies in their formation, funding, and exit (whether through a sale or public offering). He has led clients in hundreds.Lior also has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience having worked on over 100 such transactions with deal values of up to $2.5 billion and spanning a variety of transaction structures commonly used in the technology space, including public/private acquisitions, private/private acquisitions, and public/public mergers. His mergers and acquisitions practice is currently focused on the sale of private technology companies (ranging from "boot-strapped" to venture-backed) and public company acquisitions.  With a background in finance, economics and math, Liorbrings a uniquely quantitative and practical approach to the practice of law, particularly in the transactional context. Lior's clients include emerging growth startups, later stage private companies and public companies in the information technology space, including the internet, software, digital media, gaming, semiconductor, and fixed and mobile communications technology.

David Cao, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of SVEntrepreneurs & Startups, Founder & CEO at GWC, Earlier Stage Mobile Angel Investor


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  • Laura van H.

    Excellent. Highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn about the options and how to set up your start up. Thank you David and speakers!

    November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic presentation and a great venue. Thanks for putting this together, David!

    November 9, 2013


    Milan(Italy)2013-We are looking for Investment Partners to help us to launch an International Network of Venture Capital and Private Equity.We expect to open within the first two years 50 offices Worldwide.Waiting for a kind reply.

    November 9, 2013

  • David Cao S.

    Look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

    November 8, 2013

  • Amy L.

    Anyone coming from Sunnyvale that I can carpool with?

    November 8, 2013


    Dear friends, we had extended the online payment ($20) to tomorrow 9AM. So if you would like to attend, please to pay online:
    At door, the price will be $30 for cash. Thanks.

    November 8, 2013

  • Roy

    Hi David Cao, the registration still taking us all to 7th Sept!! Shall we just come and pay on the day??

    October 22, 2013

  • Patrick H.

    Registration is taking me the Sept. 7 event -- Boot Camp #14. How can I register for this event?

    September 23, 2013

  • SmartPhoneRecords

    SmartPhoneRecords is growing faster than we anticipated and is currently looking for financing to help us scale. Thank You,

    September 22, 2013

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