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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.


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Hiring, Firing and Cofounders

Summer 2010 Bay Area Semester

What are the right mix of skills that you need to launch a world-class technology company? Should you be looking for cofounders, team members, freelancers or interns? When should you plan to bring on people to help? How do you recruit and interview to find the best resources? What are the compensation guidelines in the beginning for cofounders and other various roles? How do you set expectations, measure results and remove or fire under performing resources?

How to find the best people.
2010-07-13, 06:30 PM


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. ...

David Weekly
Product Manager, @ facebook

David is a Product Manager for at Facebook, bringing Internet access to the world. David has been programming since he was five and has coded for MIT, Harvard, Stanford,, atWeb, and Legato. David wrote the first layman's description of MP3 in early ...

Bram Cohen
Founder/Chief Scientist, BitTorrent

I'm Bram Cohen, mostly known for inventing BitTorrent and I now work as Chief Scientist at BitTorrent Inc. Previously I worked as a very early employee at a bunch of startups you've never heard of. I was in the Time 100 for 2005, have been profiled in feature articles in ...

Justin Moore
CEO, Axcient, Inc.

Justin is the Founder & CEO of Axcient and a Venture Partner at Thomvest Ventures. Axcient currently protects nearly 3 billion files and applications in the cloud and ensures data and application uptime for businesses. Justin has a broad background as an entrepreneur and...

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