fnMentoring functions accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through mentoring sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions are free to members but require your RSVP. If you are not a member you can apply here. Next week’s featured guest will be:
Name: Mike Heath
Mike Heath, Senior Associate at Gunderson Dettmer
Background: Mike Heath is a corporate and securities associate in our Los Angeles office. Mike specializes in the representation of emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycles. He represents a wide variety of technology companies from consumer internet, software, telecommunications, and entertainment technology industries, as well as a number of leading venture capital firms.
He graduated from University of California, Berkeley – School of Law and focused mainly on corporate, securities and venture capital law; public and private international law; and intellectual property law.
Company: Founded more than fifteen years ago, Gunderson Dettmer has become the nation’s leading business law firm for entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and venture capitalists. Building upon the idea that “best of breed” wins, we are a different sort of law firm—a business law firm consisting solely of business lawyers. The primary focus of the firm is to assist our clients in solving business problems, executing business strategies and achieving critical business objectives.
With more than 160 lawyers in seven offices—Silicon Valley, Beijing, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego and San Francisco—we represent companies in every stage of development—from startup through entry into public equity markets and beyond. Our expertise includes general corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity fund formation, representation of venture capital and private equity investors, representation of investment bankers, intellectual property and strategic alliances, cross-border transactions, tax, executive compensation, and employment law.
fnMentoring is on Thursday November 14th beginning at 7:00 pm PDT. RSVP here to participate in this event.
Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $1M in startup discounts and mentorship from 50+ Institutional Investors. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.