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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.
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.
Customer Acquisition is the Biggest Challenge for Startups, Says Founder Showcase Keynote, Keith Rabois
With over a decade of executive experience, 13th Founder Showcase keynote, Keith Rabois is one of the most well-respected entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. His involvement with the “PayPal Mafia”, LinkedIn, Slide, and Square is a subject of fascination for many, as his contributions to some of the most influential companies remains a legacy. With his recent transition to Khosla Ventures, many are surely anxiously awaiting his next big move.
As we count down the days until his address at the March 27th Showcase, we look back to a memorable clip from TechCrunch Disrupt 2011. In this interview with Sarah Lacy (All Things D), Keith discusses what made PayPal so successful and advises new founders on the essentials for building a sustainable company.
“I think starting a company is actually relatively easy these days”, says Keith. “The hard part is getting user attention and building a critical density of talent. At PayPal, that critical density of talent is what allowed for a phenomenal outcome.”
On Wednesday, March 27th, Keith will be speaking on the topic of the “Future of Funding” alongside Chris Dixon, investor at Andreessen Horowitz. Together, these two prominent venture capitalists will address the future of fundraising and weigh in on how they envision investing in the coming years.
Get your tickets now for the 13th Founder Showcase taking place on Wednesday, March 27th at the Microsoft Main Campus in Mountain View.