3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304

SVASE BIG EVENT: Life Science – Financing and Exit strategies for Medical Device Startups in an Uncertain Economy

Start: 05/21/2009 - 6:00pm
End: 05/21/2009 - 8:30pm

Contact Info: Laura Weigant
Email:[email protected]
Location: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP


Financing and Exit strategies for Medical Device Startups in an Uncertain Economy

Internet start-ups and medical device companies have something in common. They often begin the same way—with a great idea and venture funding.

For years, medical technology has been a fertile area for new companies. Many of today's leading medical device companies began as start-ups founded by industry professionals who took a risk. Valuation of these companies rose to millions—and even billions, in some cases—as the firms grew over the years. Nellcor, Acuson, Ventritex, Arthrocare, and AVE are just a few of the better-known examples. And today's aging baby-boomer generation virtually guarantees ongoing demand for innovative medical devices that improve therapies, reduce costs, or otherwise enhance the quality and economics of healthcare delivery.

The biggest challenge now seem seems to be how to develop practical financing and exit strategies that will enable capable entrepreneurs to attract the venture capital required for rapid growth.

Come and hear our informed and opinionated panelists discuss the best ways to do this through a lively discussion that will explore the following questions and more:
·What types of treatment & devices are attracting the most interest?
·Which angel groups and funds are still actively investing?
·What metrics does a startup have to achieve to be attractive to investors?
·Which major players are actively looking to for acquisitions?

The Panel:

Moderator: Frank F. Rahmani, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

WHEN: Thursday, May 21
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Networking and Business Showcase
7:00 – 8:15 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A
8:15 – 8:30 pm: Additional networking

LOCATION: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):
Members - $20; Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49;

Business Showcase Exhibit Table – member rate: $149; non-member rate: $250
(Includes exhibit table and two tickets to the event.)
WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the listed price

This event is co-sponsored by:
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, www.cooley.com
Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment on the day.

Speakers’ Bios

Frank F. Rahmani, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP
Frank F. Rahmani is a partner in the Cooley Godward Kronish Business department. Resident in the Palo Alto office, he has been with the Firm since 1997.

Mr. Rahmani has a general business and corporate law practice with an emphasis in the representation of emerging growth companies, intellectual property transactions, securities transactions, including private and public financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Rahmani has counseled companies, entrepreneurs and investors in a broad range of matters including start-up formation and spin-off transactions, assistance with obtaining early stage financing, technology acquisition and licensing matters, to later stage financings, strategic and commercial relationships, variety of public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Rahmani counsels companies in a wide range of industries including medical devices and life sciences, software, semiconductor and telecommunication equipment.

Mr. Rahmani received a J.D., from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1997, where he was on the Deans’ List and was a representative to the American Bar Association. He received a business degree from Santa Clara University.

Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Rahmani was an analyst with Intel Corporation working with the corporate finance and worldwide sales organizations.

Mr. Rahmani is a member of the State Bar of California.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/2630

Added by svaseinfo on April 15, 2009

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