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Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 50 cities worldwide.
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.
#FounderShowcase Finalist Blueseed Featured in @TechCrunch to Announce Floodgate Funding
Blueseed, a participant of the 10th Founder Showcase, was recently featured on TechCrunch after it was announced that Mike Maples of Floodgate will be investing in the first closing ($300k) of their $700k seed round. Geared towards tackling strict US immigration policies, Blueseed plans to build a sea platform approximately 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco where startup entrepreneurs who aren’t able to obtain visas can have access to Silicon Valley.
Since their debut last year, the team has received an overwhelmingly positive response to the project, including applications from over 1100 individuals throughout 64 countries. They also have several committed partners including Pillsbury Law and Fenwick & West.
Maples’ comments on the investment: “Floodgate has invested in Blueseed because we think it is critical to find new ways to empower the smartest and most talented people in the world to come together to build great companies without being encumbered by arcane work visa restrictions. We want to be part of the solution however we can and we love the Blueseed team’s willingness to tackle this problem in a totally original and ambitious way.”
To learn more about Blueseed and their nautical startup ventures, check out the full article on TechCrunch.
If your business is no more than 2 years old and has less than $250,000 in funding, you are eligible to participate in the 13th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition, taking place on March 27th, 2013 in Mountain View, CA. This international early-stage pitching event has helped launch countless startups to greatness and attracts hundreds of investors and press. Don’t wait - submit your application today.