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From 5 to 50 and Beyond - How to Manage your Startup Growing Pains

As your startup grows, your staff does too - so now you've got yourself a management challenge.... Join in the discussion in the exclusive SV Forum's talk series Funded Founders Forum..

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As your startup grows, your staff does too--so now you've got yourself a management challenge.
Suddenly, your close-knit team has ballooned into departments, divisions, and unfamiliar faces. Maintaining the company vision is much more challenging with a larger crew in tow, and requires a new set of decisions in unfamiliar terrain, and you can't be everywhere at once. So how do you keep company needs and company gains in balance? How do you navigate past the pitfalls--legal, financial, even personal-- to maintain the success you've been working for? At this installment of the Funded Founders Forum series, our panel of experts will help startup founders learn how to succeed in managing the growth of your company.

This session will help startup founders succeed in managing the growth of their companies. You will learn from experts in the area with experience from the different growth perspectives; legal, employment, finance and organization structure.

Register with WCNC Member Discount Code - WHARTON25 for $25 SV Forum Member pricing (Membership verified before event!)
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
  5:30pm - 9:00pm
Procopio, 1020 Marsh Road, Menlo Park, CA


Panelists (more to be announced soon!)

Spencer Tall – Managing Director of Allegis Capital
Spencer Tall serves on the boards of Allegiance, IMVU, Moki, Symplified, and Tillster (formerly EMN8), and led Allegis investments in Shape Security, Synack and Area 1 Security. Prior investments include E.piphany (EPNY), Web TV (acquired by MSFT), One Touch Systems (acquired by Hughes Satellite) and Solera Networks (acquired by Blue Coat). Mr. Tall is renowned for his ability to leverage marketing, distribution and sales opportunities especially in Asia for his portfolio companies. Prior to Allegis Capital, Mr. Tall was a co-founder and General Partner with APV Technology Partners for three funds over 10 years. In addition, Mr. Tall is a co-founder of Asia Pacific Ventures LLC, a consulting and advisory service firm where, over a 13-year period, he assisted more than 50 technology companies in their Asia expansion plans. Mr. Tall has acted as a strategic advisor to global companies including Motorola, Sony, Fujitsu, Samsung, Canon, TDK, and Dacom. Prior to founding APV, Mr. Tall oversaw U.S. sales operations for Marubun Corporation, a Japan-based billion dollar components trading company. Mr. Tall has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Japanese from BYU and speaks Japanese fluently.

Moderator: Jon Gonzales, Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Jon Gonzales is a partner in Procopio’s Silicon Valley office. He counsels emerging growth companies, public companies and angel investors with regard to business formations, financings, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance and licensing matters. His experience includes the representation of technology companies in the consumer, mobile advertising, social, Internet, semiconductor, software, and hardware sectors. Jon’s prior experience also includes serving as Chief Corporate Counsel at a public semiconductor company, Vice President and General Counsel – Operating Companies at Idealab, and as an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represented Netscape Communications and NeXT Software and top-tier investment banks in connection with the initial public offerings of NVIDIA and Informatica. Jon is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas. He received his BBA (Accounting) and MPA (Taxation) from the University of Texas at Austin and his JD from Stanford University.

About Funded Founders Forum:
You’re a startup founder who’s recently raised a round of angel or VC funding. Congratulations! So, now on top of everything else, you’ve got a bunch of new things to cope with that you’ve never done before. You don’t have the bandwidth to keep all those balls in the air AND learn all this new stuff, so life would be a whole lot easier with some help! That’s where SVForum’s Funded Founders Forum comes in, by providing accelerated learning, actionable templates and valuable connections to investors and other founders, who have been there, done that.

Using a round table format, in an exclusive, confidential environment, these quarterly meetings are designed to quickly bring you up to speed on your most important issues.

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