Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

CodigoDelSur is a designer and developer of digital products. Having worked with Founder Institute startups in the past, they come as a highly recommended Founder Institute referral. They are composed of highly skilled software, web, and mobile app developers, who are excited to incorporate the latest technologies into the applications they develop.

Xero is everything you need to run your business financials. Work with a beautiful small business accounting software complete with accounting, invoicing, payroll, inventory and more. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500+ business apps, including CRM, point-of-sale, time tracking, ecommerce, just to name a few. Join the 700,000+ businesses using Xero in more than 180 countries.

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.


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.


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. 


Purplepatch Services is a strategy consulting firm offering technology firms Marketing Communications and User Experience Design solutions.

Mentor Progress Review

Silicon Valley Autumn 2012 Semester

Can you pitch your business in three minutes and survive the scrutiny of seasoned CEOs? How much progress has been made on the product? How viable is the business and the financial model? Can you present the business in a meaningful and articulate way? Does the business scale? Can the business survive?

Review your business with Mentors.
2012-12-18, 06:30 PM


K. Shaikh
Founder , Interpreters-On-Call

Karl is a founder of Interpreters-On-Call and Virtual Directors, both of which are London based companies. He also advised the founding team of R1-GB, and many other startups. He currently resides in San Francisco, and is helping NPOs (eg Parents Education Network, Taproo...

Avery Lyford
Chief Customer Officer, InfoStretch

Avery Lyford is deeply experienced in the rapid, profitable scaling of businesses. He was on the founding team of IBM x86 server business and ran product management as that business scaled to over $1B in revenue. Subsequently he joined McKinsey & Co where he focused on bu...

Ziv Gillat
Co-Founder, Eye-Fi & Forq

Co-founded Eyefi & Forq: Eyefi has seen it's sales grow to 48 countries, while generating tens of millions of dollars of revenue per year, from selling millions of cards. We've also taken billions of photos & videos from our customers, through our servers and cloud. ...

Xavier Damman
Co-Founder & CEO, Storify

Xavier is the cofounder & CEO of Storify. He moved from Belgium in the summer of 2009 with the vision that there are voices on social media that deserve to be published on main stream media. Xavier earned a master’s degree with distinction in computer science from Belg...

Wayne Willis
Managing Partner, Nodal Partners

Wayne is Managing Partner of Nodal Partners, a network of investors, senior advisors and executives who collaborate with early stage companies. Wayne was co-founder of Hyatt Legal Services, and Chairman or CEO of several other companies, as well as serving on various Boa...

Michael Seibel
CEO, Socialcam

Michael Seibel is the CEO of Socialcam. He was formerly the co-founder and CEO of and the Finance Director for Kweisi Mfume’s 2006 U.S. Senate campaign. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University, where he majored in polical s...

Phil Libin
Co-Founder and Chairman of Evernote, Managing Director at General Catalyst, General Catalyst

Phil is a three-time co-founder and CEO, most recently of Evernote where he currently serves as chairman of the board. After 19 years of starting and running companies, Phil became a VC at General Catalyst. The world can move in two directions: we can become more like Sta...

Alexander Garcia Tobar
Principal, AGT Group, Inc

Alexander is a global entrepreneur/exec who's experienced 3 IPOs & 1 Exit, speaks 6 languages, and has led early and mid-stage startups ranging from $0-$100M+ in revenue. His main areas of focus have been Security, Video, and Mobile. Alexander currently is a mentor at the...

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