Avoiding Startup Shutdown to Raise Capital
Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
While Snoop, Ashton, and Kobe are busy cutting big Series A checks to startups, Soundcloud, Uber, and AirBnB are fighting expensive legal battles on multiple fronts. Unicorns and Angels are wising up and doing their due diligence in advance to avoid bad investments and the destruction of corporate valuations. For tech innovators and content creators who develop unique products, technology, or services, preventative legal measures are crucial to side-step land mines, raise capital, and protect shareholder value. This session designed for attorneys, entrepreneurs, C-level execs, and financiers will discuss from legal and financial perspectives several trends that threaten and impact startups.
Lommen Abdo PA
Adam draws upon his unique professional, educational, and life experiences to help create or achieve the best solution for his clients' legal, business and intellectual prop...Show the rest
Adam draws upon his unique professional, educational, and life experiences to help create or achieve the best solution for his clients' legal, business and intellectual property needs.
Since the advent of the iPod, Adam has represented businesses, artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs in various transactional matters and complex litigation across the country. Licensed in Minnesota and California, Adam’s practice has significant reach, focusing on reviewing, drafting, and enforcing contracts of all shapes and sizes, protecting and exploiting clients’ entertainment assets and intellectual property, business formation, commercial litigation, information technology, and all aspects of entertainment law.
Favorite instrument: Keytar
Favorite movie line: “In my experience there is no such thing as luck." (Obi-Won Kenobi, "Star Wars")
Spinning on vinyl: London Calling, The Clash
Cartoon Character: WALL-E
Coupled with his background as a songwriter and frontman for a touring, indie rock band, Adam’s trial, entrepreneurial and "in-the-trenches" experience provides a common bond with clients who put their hearts and souls into their creative and business endeavors.
Adam was selected as a Super Lawyer® by his peers in 2015, and has held several leadership positions with the MSBA, including the current Chair of the Arts & Entertainment Section of the MSBA. Adam frequently speaks on hot topic legal issues in the creative, intellectual property, and information technology realms.Hide the rest
Investment Banker Entrepreneur
Capital Mergers & Acquisitions LLC/ProHero.com
Former Goldman Sachs/Morgan Stanley banker. Focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate financings of technology companies. Co-founded Capital Mergers And Acquisitions, LLC as CEO. Served as a...Show the rest
Former Goldman Sachs/Morgan Stanley banker. Focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate financings of technology companies. Co-founded Capital Mergers And Acquisitions, LLC as CEO. Served as advisor to funds aggregating over $100 billion.
Co-founder / chairman ProHero.com, shareholder and board chairman, Install It Today (acquired), shareholder Zip (exit via liquidity round + acquired), investor Cvent ($billion+ exit via NYSE IPO) board member PHPList. Board Member AquaLife SA. Has completed numerous investment banking assignments valued at over $20 billion.Hide the rest