No bad blood: A Special Livestream on Due Diligence for Startup Founders and Investors.
A Panel of Experts Discusses Due Diligence for Startup Founders and Investors.
Every startup investment involves due diligence on the part of the investor and active participation on the part of the founders.
As the story of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes demonstrated, due diligence is needed at every step of the company building and financing cycle, and it can be a tricky thing.
Investors need to have full visibility into a company’s technology and operations before making an investment decision and founders need to be careful about all their representations.
But when a deal is being done at “Silicon Valley speed” in high resolution, how do the parties navigate this in an efficient way?
Our panel of experienced founders and investors will discuss.
Louis Lehot is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley offices, where he is a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital, M&A and Transactions Practices as well as the Technology, Health Care, Life Sciences and Energy Industry Teams. Louis focuses his practice on advising entrepreneurs and their management teams, investors and financial advisors at all stages of growth, from garage to global. Louis especially enjoys being able to help his clients achieve hyper-growth, go public and to successfully obtain optimal liquidity events. Learn more.
Jenny Sohn, CPA, CFA
Jenny works with entrepreneurs, founders and investors, nonprofit clients to help them lay the foundation for finance operation. She works with B2B, B2C SaaS clients, mobile, AI/ML and other high-tech industries.
SC Moatti is the Founding Managing Partner of Mighty Capital, a venture capital firm; the Founding CEO of Products That Count, a global product acceleration platform reaching >300,000 product managers; and a lecturer at Stanford and Columbia Universities. Prior, SC built products that billions of people use at Facebook and Nokia. Andrew Chen, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, called SC “a genius at making products people love.” SC serves on the boards of public and private companies, earned a master’s in electrical engineering and a Stanford MBA, and is a Kauffman Fellow. Learn more at Mighty.Capital.
Bret Waters has been in Silicon Valley his entire life as an entrepreneur, executive, and investor. Today he teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford, runs the 4thly Startup Accelerator, and coaches startup CEO’s at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. He’s successfully raised capital multiple times in his career, and the entrepreneurs he has worked with have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.