Spiegel Sohmer

Spiegel Sohmer is a firm of attorneys offering state-of-the-art expertise to a diversified business clientele seeking solutions that are innovative, concrete, and pragmatic. Our firm groups some forty five attorneys who concentrate principally within three broad specialties: business law (including Intellectual Property), tax law and litigation.  Spiegel Sohmer has extensive experience representing companies at all stages of their life cycle, from start up through to exit, and also represents a wide array of investors.
www.spiegelsohmer.com

National Bank

National Bank helps home-grown businesses expand by offering them personalized service and banking solutions adapted to their needs. We strive to develop integrated, diversified and innovative business solutions that will meet the needs of your business at every phase of its existence. We offer a full range of financial services to individual clients, SMEs and large companies. Whatever your sector of activity, our team of experts will be able to advise you and assist you with every stage of your business growth. www.bnc.ca

Keith Rabois on the State of Silicon Valley Talent, and More, at the Founder Showcase (Video)

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-07-12

At the 13th Founder Showcase, newly minted VC Keith Rabois spoke on the current state of funding and his new role at Khosla Ventures. Interviewed by Eric Eldon of TechCrunch, Rabois proclaimed we are currently experiencing a talent crunch - a fragmentation of talent which leads to mediocre companies. Arguing that just because capital is readily available doesn’t mean entrepreneurs should be starting companies left and right.

Keith Rabois joined Khosla in March 2013. He served as the COO at Square from 2010 until January 2013, where he lead the company’s business operations. He specializes in transforming early-stage startups into successful businesses and has deep expertise in the financial services industry and government affairs. An accomplished executive, entrepreneur and angel investor, Keith began his career with leadership roles at PayPal, LinkedIn.

“If capital is too easily available,” he says, “you have a suboptimal number of successful companies.”  Fragmenting talent hurts the industry. Instead, entrepreneurs should work together to create game changing entities.

The 14th Edition of the Founder Showcase is coming up on Wednesday, July 17th in Mountain View. The event will feature a series of "How-To" Workshops led by Phil Libin, Nir Eyal , and Joe Abraham. Get your tickets today

 

                            

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