Co-Founder and CEO, DNAnexus
Founder and CEO, Acme Packet
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
CEO of Project Foundry
Starting a company or becoming involved with a startup raises enormous challenges for entrepreneurs. Legal, fund-raising and other issues can often seem overwhelming, and there are numerous traps for the unwary or uninformed. Successfully avoiding the most common pitfalls can make a big difference in whether a startup can win funding, the type of financing, who controls the company, the economic impact on founders when they exit, and a company’s overall likelihood of success. This half-day workshop is intended to cover general startup issues, how to develop and execute the right funding strategy, and the anatomy of a term sheet. More online information is here.