Join Founders Network members in Seattle for a Spring Happy Hour. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with your fellow chapter members, discuss startup challenges, and celebrate recently achieved milestones.
Venue: South Lake Union District
Currently at Amazon (AWS) working as Head of Operations and PMO for Startups. We help 100000s of Startups develop their products on AWS and be successful in their businesses. My team is responsible for 1/ qualifying and onboarding Startups on AWS, ensuring they have access to financial/technical benefits exclusively offered to Startups, 2/ driving business planning cycles, weekly/monthly business reviews, analytics, insights, OKRs, budgets, resource planning, and 3/ driving many strategic and operational initiatives ensuring healthy business outcome.
Prior to Amazon, I was at Ericsson for more than 19 years and worked in many leadership positions involving responsibilities of managing large teams and owning an accountable PMO through which 100s of mUSD business is delivered. I was responsible for PMO, Governance, Resources, Financials, Metrics, Business performance, executive reporting, and business operations for a very portfolio of programs of 100s of mUSD involving 1000+ resources.
Michael Avent is a partner in Perkins Coie LLP’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice group, is available for legal office hours.
Mike’s practice focuses on the representation of venture-backed technology companies and the venture capital funds that invest in them. He is experienced in a number of areas relevant to founders, including entity formation and incorporation, financing transactions (from pre-seed to pre-IPO), mergers and acquisitions, employee equity matters and related executive compensation matters.
fnSeattle Chapter Leadership Team
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About Founders Network:
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 $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. 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. Learn more about us here