Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past four decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector. The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors. The firm has offices in Austin, Palo Alto, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.


Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), empowering software application innovation more rapidly, easily and cost effectively. With deep technical expertise, powerful infrastructure orchestration, strong support of the open source community, and world-class service, Engine Yard provides a complete commercial grade solution that enables developers to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their platform.


First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and the full range of wealth management services with an emphasis on exceptional relationship-based service and a solid commitment to responsiveness and action.


Thinkmojo makes short animated videos for startups to help them explain their product or service in a simple and engagng way.phasis on exceptional relationship-based service and a solid commitment to responsiveness and acton.

 


 

Ravix Group - Ravix Group Inc.provides seasoned consulting expertise to outsource the finance, human resources, and facilities functions of early-stage and middle market companies so that management can focus on their priorities to increase the value of their company. 

 

Outsourcing, Partners and Suppliers

Silicon Valley Exclusive Semester

What should you outsource, and what do you need to do in-house? How to segment the vendors that you need? What vendors do you need right when you start, and what vendors will you need as you grow? How do you recruit and select the important vendors? What are tips and tricks to manage vendors in order to ensure a consistent level of quality? How do you fire and replace under-performing vendors? What are common mistakes made when dealing with vendors?

Goal:
Develop a process to select key vendors.

Date:
2012-08-21, 06:30 PM

Mentors


9.50
Jill Stelfox
VP & GM, Location Solutions, Zebra

Jill has founded and run several companies, including founding two venture capital backed technology companies. She is a successful serial entrepreneur, having bought & sold dozens of companies, raised over fifty million in venture capital & returned over 1000X to investo...

8.43
Greg Isenberg
Digital Marketer and Angel Investor

Greg Isenberg is CEO of 5by, an iOS/Android app that brings you the best videos on the internet, guaranteed. He is also a Venture Partner at Good People Ventures, an early stage venture fund. 5by was acquired by StumbleUpon in September 2013 but continues to operate inde...

9.43
Bob Rosin
VP Business Development, LinkedIn

Bob is VP of business development for LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with over 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe. Bob's scope includes leadership of all partnership activities and ecosystem for LinkedIn, incl...

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