Join us for a special livestream discussion:

Navigating privacy regulations for startups.

Thursday, March 18th, 9am Pacific

Launching a startup in 2021 requires an understanding of current data privacy laws and norms. Consumers expect enterprises to be responsible and transparent about how they use customer data, plus there’s GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA – a whole alphabet soup of privacy regulations! As a startup founder, how do you navigate all of this and turn it into opportunity? How do you create terms of service and privacy policies without engaging an army of expensive lawyers? Join us for a special livestream as an expert data privacy attorney, a Silicon Valley investor, and a serial startup CEO discuss all these issues and more (see bios of the speakers below).


catherineCatherine Zhu is a seasoned business, commercial, and privacy lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP. She has extensive experience representing hundreds of high growth tech companies in commercial and data privacy matters, where she helps her clients define and implement data privacy strategies within a complex and evolving regulatory environment. She frequently works with companies in enterprise software, data analytics, data enrichment, artificial intelligence, consumer goods, transportation and mobility, marketplace platforms, and other tech-forward products. She has also founded two companies – this unique blend of entrepreneurial and top law firm experience gives her well-rounded perspective on legal issues facing founders today. She holds a JD from Harvard Law School, as well as degrees from UC Berkeley in both economics and business administration, where she graduated cum laude from the Haas School of Business.

shawnShawn Kung is a Venture Partner at AV8 Ventures and entrepreneurship Lecturer at Stanford University. He’s been an active advisor and investor in software startups including: Facebook (IPO), Zuora (IPO), Bitfusion (acq. by VMware), Cohesity,, LeadIQ, Moesif, Ampool,, Server App, Bouncer Technologies, Contiq, Fogbender, Open Raven, Toucan, Visla, and more. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, and a Master’s in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

bretBret Waters has been in Silicon Valley his entire life as an entrepreneur, CEO, investor, and academic. Today his focus is helping other entrepreneurs and innovators succeed and thrive. He teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University, coaches startup CEO’s at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and runs the 4thly startup accelerator. Previously he founded and ran three Silicon Valley software companies, raising capital, building high-performing teams, creating innovative products, and managing successful exits. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.