379 Lytton Ave.,
Palo Alto,, California 94301

SVASE CXO Leadership Forum: Planning your exit – sell fast, or grow big?

Start: 12/14/2011 - 11:30 am
End: 12/14/2011- 1:30 pm

Contact Info: Ram Sriram
Email: [email protected]
Voice: 408 627-8302

Location: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
379 Lytton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301


While getting your startup off the ground is likely your most pressing concern, you should also give some thought to your exit, as this will have a profound impact on the direction your company takes, the people and venture funding you can attract, the time it takes to get there, the money you walk away with, and your quality of life along the way.

The most basic choice is: do you position the company to get acquired within 2 to 3 years for a modest amount, somewhere in the range from $5 - $25M, taking as little outside funding as possible, or do you shoot for the IPO star, knowing that it will likely take you 10 years to get there, consuming prodigious amounts of venture capital, plus your energy and commitment, on your journey into that rarefied atmosphere?

Kevin Rooney, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

This event is a collegial luncheon designed to foster discussion in a confidential format among founders, officers and managers (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO) of startup technology companies. We request that participants be involved in the management of a technology company.

Advance registration only, limited to 25 registrants, no walk-ins admitted.

Pre-registration closes 11 AM the day of the event.

When: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
11:30–12:00 pm: Networking and Lunch
12:00-01:30 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A

Location: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, 379 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Pre-Registered Rates (All Rates Include Lunch):
$20 SVASE members,$29 Affiliates who promote this event
$49 Non-members

This event is co-sponsored by Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, www.sheppardmullin.com.

Speaker Bios:

Kevin Rooney, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Mr. Rooney is a partner in the Corporate practice group in the firm's Palo Alto and San Francisco offices and is a co-chair of the firm's Emerging Growth/Venture Capital team. Mr. Rooney has represented many leading Silicon Valley and Bay Area public and private companies. In addition, he has represented a number of Canadian technology and growth companies in U.S. transactions and securities offerings. His practice focuses on a wide variety of corporate, securities and related matters, in particular, mergers and acquisitions and public and private financing transactions. Mr. Rooney is an Adjunct Professor at USF School of Law teaching Corporate Transactions, a new course offering that he designed, and a Lecturer at U.C. Berkeley HAAS School of Business (MBA) co-teaching Business Law. In addition, he has been a guest participant at classes at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Kevin is an Advisory Board Member (Ontario) to the TSX Venture Exchange. Kevin is a charter member of the C100 (Canadians in Silicon Valley).

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/events/cxo-leadership-forum-planning-your-exit-sell-fast-or-grow-big

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