Join us for the Founders Space San Francisco Roundtable, where founders gather around a table to share knowledge and work together to solve problems. To join a Roundtable, you must be a founder or C-level executive at a growth-oriented startup or emerging company.
Topic: Start-Up Traps: How to Steer Clear and Survive
Presenters: Mike Sullivan of Pillsbury Winthrop, David Feinleib of Mohr Davidow, and Bipul Sinha of Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Note: This is not a typical panel discussion--you are welcome and encouraged to participate and ask questions.
Mike Sullivan of Pillsbury Winthrop,David Feinleib of Mohr Davidow, and Bipul Sinha of Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Mike Sullivan of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP focuses on the representation of emerging growth companies and their investors, from pre-incorporation counseling to general corporate representation, through angel and venture capital financings, to M&A and IPO liquidity events and public company representation with a focus on the digital media/Internet, consumer and healthcare spaces. He has handled hundreds of venture capital financings and over 50 public offerings, including a $250 million common stock offering for Digital River, Inc. in 2006, Planetout’s initial public offering in October 2004, eBay’s $1.3 billion public offering in 1999.
David Feinleib of Mohr Davidow is founder of four tech startups and known for his “street cred” with entrepreneurs and insights into new technological developments. His career in technology began when he was a teenager. David’s first company was acquired by Keynote Systems, while his second company was acquired by Hewlett Packard. Before going to business school, David founded venture-backed Likewise Software. While in business school he ran a profitable online advertising business. “I’ve both bootstrapped and raised venture capital, and as a result, I have great empathy for entrepreneurs,” David says. “All the worries that keep entrepreneurs up at night, I’ve experienced first-hand.” Before his entrepreneurial career, David worked until 2000 in the Windows and MSN divisions at Microsoft.
Bipul Sinha of Lightspeed focuses primarily on Internet and software sectors, with a particular interest in advertising technology, social media, digital media and software infrastructure. He has over fourteen years of operations and technology investment experience. Previously, Bipul worked at Blumberg Capital where he led investments in digital media, Internet and datacenter software infrastructure sectors. His selected investments include DoubleVerify, Nutanix, ZipZapPlay, Mertado, Hootsuite and CarWoo.
Join your peers and subject matter experts to discuss the burning issues facing your business today. Feel free to bring up issues beyond this topic—we’re here to share and help!
Location: RocketSpace, an all new, all inclusive shared office space in San Francisco. RocketSpace offers a discounted pricing scheme to accommodate companies from 1 to 30 people and is focused on post incubator, seed funded tech and new media companies. US Market Access Center (US MAC), located at RocketSpace and in San Jose, is a leading gateway into the U.S. for international companies. This location was made possible by RocketSpace and US MAC.
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