Foley's 2011 Emerging Technologies Conference (Silicon Valley)

10 November 2011 Santa Clara, CA Past Event

Location

Kellogg Auditorium
Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group
3005 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Contact Information

Cheryl Winkowski
cwinkowski@foley.com

Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
General Sessions & Lunch

A Focus on Financing

Lean budgets. Limited IPO exits in uncertain markets. Shrinking venture capital. Hypervaluations for megastars like Facebook and LinkedIn; mediocre values for most others. The path to financing in today's economy can be uncertain and out of focus. Despite these challenges, funding opportunities still exist.

You are invited to join Foley, Aon Risk Solutions, Merrill Datasite, Silicon Valley Bank, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, SharesPost, and SingerLewak for Foley’s Emerging Technologies Conference, A Focus on Financing.

Through a series of panel discussions, top business experts and successful entrepreneurs will analyze the current market and provide insight and best practices to help you position your company for financing.

National Sponsor:
RR Donnelley logo

Premier Sponsors:
Aon Logo        Silicon Valley Bank Logo        Singer Lewak Logo

Supporting Sponsors:
Band of Angels logo    Mohr Davidow Logo      

Scale Venture Partners logo    SharesPost logo

Presentation and Materials

Listen as panelists share their experiences, views, and best practices for commercial financing and the venture debt market. The session will focus on issues such as the availability of venture debt, common terms and conditions, intellectual property, and how to position your company for venture debt financing in the current market.

Moderated by:
Paul A. Stewart, Silicon Valley Office Managing Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Panelists
Jay Cohan, Partner, Western Technology Investment
Jim Hori, Senior Relationship Manager, SFD, Western Division, Silicon Valley Bank

This session focuses on the growing secondary trading market for private company shareholders seeking liquidity. Listen as a venture capitalist, two industry representatives, and a corporate attorney provide strategic insight into this emerging marketplace. Panelists will address key issues including the growing acceptance of trading platforms, current forces driving the increase in private secondary trading, and best practices for private companies.

Moderated by:
Stephen W. Clinton, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP

Panelists:
Laurence Albukerk, Managing Partner, EB Financial Group, LLC
Bob Borchers, General Partner, Opus Capital
Dave Weir, Chief Executive Officer, SharesPost

The path to financing in today's economy can be uncertain. Lean budgets, limited IPO exits, shrinking venture capital, and valuations that span the spectrum. Despite these challenges, funding opportunities still exist. Learn from industry experts as they share their insights on the current environment and provide tips on how to best position emerging companies for financing.

Moderated by:
James C. Chapman, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Panelists:
Ian Sobieski, PhD, Managing Director, Band of Angels
Sven Strohband, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Rob Theis, Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners

Join our experienced and diverse panel of experts as they discuss the state of the M&A market and what companies should be considering as they plan for an M&A exit. Should you consider selling sooner or later? How do buyers value lean companies? Are lean companies limited to selling to strategic buyers?

Moderated by:
Lars Johansson, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Panelists:
Matthew G. Heinz, Esq., Vice President, Aon Private Equity & Transaction Solutions, Financial Services Group
Peter Lukens, Vice President of Corporate Development, Juniper Networks, Inc.
Thomas Shanahan, Managing Director, Head of West Coast Investment Banking, Needham & Company, LLC
Harmeet Singh, Partner, SingerLewak

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Foley's 2011 Emerging Technologies Conference (Silicon Valley)

Location

Kellogg Auditorium
Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group
3005 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Contact Information

Cheryl Winkowski
cwinkowski@foley.com

Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
General Sessions & Lunch