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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.
Jay Bhattacharya of @Zipmark on Starting Up with the @BusinessInsider
Julie Bort of the Business Insider recently wrote the piece “This Family Man Quit His Steady Job at Citigroup to Dive Into Startups”, featuring Jay Bhattachary, CEO and co-founder of Zipmark. In the article, Jay explains what motivated him to leave his stable, well-paying job, to venture out into the great unknown of startups.
According to Jay, the real challenge of launching a startup is "Figuring out how 'to program your brain' to work outside the 'structure' of a regular job".
After convincing his wife to let him take on the project, Jay joined Jake Howerton, a graduate of the New York Founder Institute. Together, the two utilized their financial expertise to found the mobile and online payments company, Zipmark. With Zipmark, billers and merchants can manage their invoices and send and receive checks without a trip to the bank.
Since their launch, Zipmark has received 3 million in seed financing, and recently announced a partnership with property management software provider, Integrated Business Systems. The partnership was recently featured on Gigaom, which you can read more about here.
To learn more about Zipmark and its co-founders, read the full story on the Business Insider.