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This group is to provide startup founders looking for funding and other people in tech a place to meet, network, exchange resources and ideas, listen to venture capitalists, angel investors, successful founders, etc.

Upcoming events (2)

Startup Due Diligence: Panel of Investors & Experts w/ $Billions in Transactions

RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/67489289281 Join us for dinner and an interactive session with a panel of 5 investors and experts in startup due diligence who have been instrumental in doing due diligence in transactions worth billions of dollars for both startups and Fortune 500 companies. In this discussion you will learn: - What is due diligence and why it is needed? - How can you prepare for due diligence? - How to manage the process? - What is a Virtual Data Room? - How long does it take and how much does it cost? - Who is involved in due diligence? - What aspects of the business will be audited? - What kind of disclosures are required? - What are the do's and dont's of due diligence? - What are some lessons learned during due diligence? and much more! If you plan to raise money or sell your company in the next 12 months then this is an event you don't want to miss. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/67489289281 _________________________ Become an investor in Lifograph. Starting at $100. Watch a 2-minute video to learn more: http://bit.ly/ev-mt-wf _________________________ SPEAKERS _________________________ JENNIFER GENTILE Jennifer Gentile is a sell-side due diligence expert who supported closings for nearly $1B in transactions. She first did due diligence early in her corporate career by being tasked with preparing it for a long established public company. She went on to serve as Director of Administration and employee one for a startup which was acquired two years later. She has dealt with everything needed in due diligence including contracts, cap tables, governance and Board of Directors minutes, forensic financial reviews, IP assignments, employee handbooks and policies, etc. ________________________ ROGER ROYSE Roger is an Accredited Angel Investor who invests in several startups a year. He is the Founder of Royse Law, a Silicon Valley law firm involved daily in VC financing and M&A transactions with the largest angel groups and VC firms. Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area and New York City law firms. He is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist. Roger was named a "Northern California Super Lawyer", and is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo, the leading authority in lawyer ratings. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society named Roger San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Man of the Year. ________________________ STEVEN COLBY Steven is an Accredited Angel Investor who invests in several startups a year. He is the Director of Patent Strategy at Royse Law Firm, a law firm that provides general and transactional tax, business and corporate law services to closely held, emerging growth and middle market companies. He is also an investor and the CEO at HyperKey, a multi-function, privacy-preserving keyboard for messaging, email and authoring apps. Steven holds a J.D. in Law from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University Bloomington. ________________________ WHITNEY SALES Whitney Sales, General Partner at Acceleprise Ventures, a leading B2B SaaS accelerator and Seed fund focused on GTM with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Toronto. Prior to Acceleprise, Whitney was instrumental in bringing four companies LoopNet, Joby, Meltwater, and SpringAhead to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. Whitney holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California San Diego. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/67489289281 _________________________ Become an investor in Lifograph. Starting at $100. Watch a 2-minute video to learn more: http://bit.ly/ev-mt-wf _________________________ EVENT ORGANIZER: _________________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com ______________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ______________________ SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION CENTER - http://www.svicenter.com/

ASV Fireside Chat w/ Canaan VC ($5B VC fund) and Apex.AI ($15.5M series A)

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/canaan-vc-08-28-19 ASV SPEAKERS: RAYFE GASPAR-ASOAKA - VC at Canaan Partners, a venture capital firm who invested in many successful companies, including Match.com, Ebates, Kabam, Lending Club, and hundreds more. JAN BECKER - Lecturer at Stanford University and Founder of Apex.AI, one of the hottest startups in the mobility software space, which raised $15.5 Million Series A round led by Canaan, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners who invested in Apex’s seed round. ROGER RAPPOPORT - independent Angel Investor making 6-7 personal investments per year and overseeing hundreds of funding rounds and acquisitions as Partner at Procopio. Networking, dinner and refreshments are provided. This event is expected to sell out. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/canaan-vc-08-28-19 RAYFE GASPAR-ASAOKA Rayfe is the Principal VC at Canaan an early stage venture capital firm with $5B under management and a lot of exits to date. He focuses on deep tech investments including AI / ML, Space, Robotics, and Autonomous Vehicles, as well as enterprise and infrastructure software. He is a Board Member at Apex.AI as well as a Board Observer at Aeva Inc, ClimaCell, Komprise, MindTickle and PerimeterX. Previously Rayfe has been a Course Advisor at Stanford University, a Senior Associate at Keystone Strategy, an Options Trader at Wolverine Trading and an Electrical Engineer at Raytheon. Rayfe holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/canaan-vc-08-28-19 ABOUT JAN BECKER Jan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Apex.AI, a Palo Alto based computer software company specializing in autonomous mobility software. He is a pioneer in automated driving and a leader in robotics that has been innovating in autonomous/automated driving, robotics, artificial intelligence, and hardware/software design and development. Jan is the Board Director at The Autoware Foundation and Lecturer at Stanford University. Previously Jan held several positions at Bosch such as Senior Research Engineer, Project Manager, Senior Manager, Principal Engineer and Director. Jan holds a M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in Control Engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/canaan-vc-08-28-19 ABOUT ROGER RAPPOPORT Roger Rappoport is an independent Angel Investor making 6-7 personal investments per year and overseeing hundreds of funding rounds and acquisitions as Partner at Procopio. He is also the Leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology. He has extensive experience in investing and advising startups and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. Roger is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company's formation and funding strategy. Before attending law school, he was the founder of a technology company with $10 million in revenue. Roger is very connected with investors in Silicon Valley and beyond. He has advised many startups on multi-million funding rounds and M&A transactions. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/canaan-vc-08-28-19 _____________________ EVENT SPONSORS: _____________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com Discover 500,000 profiles and 1.2M connections for FREE Become an investor in Lifograph. Starting at $100. Watch a 2-minute video to learn more: http://bit.ly/ev-mt-wf ______________________ ORGANIZER: ______________________ AccessSiliconValley ______________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ______________________ Procopio

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