WSGR
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.

Ravix
Ravix Group provides seasoned consulting expertise to outsource the finance, accounting and human resources functions for early-stage and middle market companies.

100Vets
100Vets is a national coalition of entrepreneurship organizations whose mission is to help launch 100 Veteran led startups each year. Built upon a collaboration between the Founder Institute, Tech Shop, Victory Media and Vet-Tech, 100Vets aims to proliferate startup resources such as expert mentors, corporate partners and funding to help veterans achieve entrepreneurial success.

Aon's Technology Practice seeks to be the preeminent provider of innovative risk management and insurance solutions for Technology companies across the globe. Through our TechShield network, we are able to offer proprietary insurance products and risk management services to emerging companies as they progress in each stage of their business. We can provide basic business owners programs - with premiums as low as $500 - in addition to other coverages, which include but are not limited to:  Errors and Omissions, Cyber Liability / Privacy, Directors and Officers Liability and Workers Compensation. The TechShield insurance programs are backed by carriers with strong financial ratings and a reputation for exceptional service in the technology space. Visit www.TechShield.aon.com for a quote or more information.


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.


Women 2.0 is committed to increasing the number of women entrepreneurs starting high growth ventures by providing the resources, network, and knowledge for the launch and growth of their company. Our vision is to be a catalyst for innovation, mobilizing a global community of women entrepreneurs seeking to advance the world through technology. Women 2.0 is headquartered in San Francisco.


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The Funding Lifecycle

Winter 2009 Bay Area Semester

How does startup funding work? When can my company raise capital, and what are the stages in a typical funding lifecycle? What are the milestones and expectations? How much money should I raise, and how long should that money last? How does one begin the fundraising process? What are some tips and tricks to succeed?

Goal:
Create a funding plan with targets.
Date:
2010-03-17, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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...

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 ...

Seth Sternberg
co-founder & ceo, Meebo

Seth is a cofounder of Meebo. Previously he worked at IBM in the M&A group. Seth majored in Political Science at Yale before he went to Stanford's Business School. Seth flies airplanes (less than he'd like to, but it's expensive!), rides motorcycles, and rollerblades.

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