Date(s) - 04/02/2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This presentation will cover the most important choices faced by early-stage startups. This includes the incorporation process, best practices for raising capital, protecting intellectual property and understanding your capitalization table and equity distributions. A question/answer session will follow. Presented by WilmerHale, UC Berkeley LAUNCH sponsor, and sponsor of the WilmerHale Launch entrepreneurs’ resource.
Ashwin Gokhale is Counsel in the Palo Alto office of WilmerHale. He focuses his practice on technology transactions and licensing. He regularly negotiates and advises technology companies on a variety of intellectual property licensing and other commercial transactions, including agreements for software and hardware development and licensing, manufacturing and distribution, advertising and marketing, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital investments. He has represented a broad range of clients, including companies involved in online advertising, web services, e-commerce, software, computer hardware, semiconductors and solar power.
Joe Wyatt is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group and resident in the Palo Alto office of WilmerHale. He joined the firm in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wyatt was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Silicon Valley and previously an associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, also in Silicon Valley. Mr. Wyatt focuses his practice on the representation of emerging growth companies, venture capital firms and investment banks. His practice includes general corporate counseling, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and SEC regulatory matters. Mr. Wyatt has worked on numerous public and private securities offerings, and has significant merger and acquisition experience involving both public and private companies and a wide range of transaction structures. Mr. Wyatt has served as counsel for a broad range of clients, including public and private technology companies, investment banks and venture capital funds.