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Comerica Bank’s Technology and Life Sciences Division is one of the nation's leading technology banking practices, offering a wide range of financial services tailored to corporate customers, entrepreneurs and professionals. Veteran bankers provide credit and financial services and products to young, growing, professionally backed technology and life sciences companies, as well as their more mature counterparts. The Technology and Life Sciences Division serves all major U.S. technology centers from offices coast-to-coast and its headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), a financial services company that is among the 20 largest U.S. banking companies, with $66 billion in assets at June 30, 2008. For more information, please visit www.comerica.com.
Cooley Godward Kronish is a national law firm for the converging worlds of high technology, high finance and high-stakes litigation. We are counselors, strategists and advocates for the foremost private and public companies across a wide variety of industries and in all major technology fields. Our clients include business organizations, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, financial institutions, private equity firms, professional services firms and real estate owners and developers. Cooley has approximately 725 attorneys and represents clients in more than 20 industries. For more information, please visit www.cooley.com.
Operating as a boutique within the global firm of Dentons, our Venture Technology Group operates at the intersection of finance, strategy and law on behalf of cutting-edge startups, emerging growth companies and investors throughout the technology and life sciences sectors. With more than 125 lawyers and professionals worldwide, we deliver unparalleled service from each of our global locations—including the major entrepreneurial centers of Silicon Valley, New York, Toronto, London, Berlin, Moscow, Singapore and Shanghai. www.dentons.com
DLA Piper is one of the world’s largest law firms, with more than 3,700 lawyers located in 26 countries and 65 offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. We are uniquely positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world, and provide counsel to emerging companies in areas critical to both their short-term and ongoing successes, including: domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits and executive compensation, technology and sourcing, and regulatory affairs. For more information, please visit www.dlapiper.com.
The Venture Pipeline is a DLA Piper business unit specifically focused on enhancing the funding prospects of early-stage companies. Led by non-lawyers with experience in technology, start-ups and private equity markets, and working closely with the investment community, the Venture Pipeline Group actively advises on business plans, management and recruiting issues, market development, strategic partnerships and financing strategies to help early-stage companies raise capital. For more information, please visit www.venturepipeline.com.
The startup Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded in the original “Garage” in Palo Alto has grown to be the world’s largest technology company. With HP Startup Central, we are making our technology, services and market opportunities available to entrepreneurs like you, to help realize your possibilities, aspirations and dreams.
Our goal: to help you at any stage, whether you are developing or deploying the next life-saving biotech drug, MMO game, clean tech solution, printing technology, mobile application or cloud service… Check out the programs and resources to get you involved, ensure you have the power of HP on your side to accelerate your growth and get startup-only deals on HP products. For more information, please visit h20331.www2.hp.com/hpsub/us/en/startup/overview.html.
MMV is a Toronto-based specialty finance company that makes loans to venture-backed companies in North America. MMV works with companies at all stages of development with an emphasis on those with annual revenue of greater than $5MM. Loans range in size from $1.5MM to $10.0MM with terms of 36 to 42 months. An interest only period is followed by monthly amortization until the loan is repaid. Capital can be advanced at closing or staggered over time. Loans typically have no financial covenants and can be subordinated to a bank operating line. Pricing includes a competitive current return as well as warrants to purchase equity. Detailed information is available at www.mmvf.com.
Morrison & Foerster provides expert counsel to technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their development and growth - from initial business formation and intellectual property protection through venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and beyond. Armed with an intimate understanding of our clients' technologies and industries, the firm's 250 corporate lawyers are driven to achieve a client's business objectives and deliver success. In the past eight years, Morrison & Foerster has helped to raise more than $4 billion in venture financing for technology and life sciences companies. For more information, please visit www.mofo.com.
New Venture Communications is a strategic communications firm dedicated to helping accelerate the growth and value of formative-stage companies, technology investors and professional service firms. The firm has offices in San Mateo, Calif. and Washington, D.C. and has relationships with a select set of marketing service firms who provide additional services as well as added geographic reach domestically and across Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.newventurecom.com.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1013145.
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) represents approximately 470 venture capital and private equity firms. NVCA’s mission is to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital to the U.S. economy and support entrepreneurial activity and innovation. According to a 2007 Global Insight study, venture-backed companies accounted for 10.4 million jobs and $2.3 trillion in revenue in the United States in 2006. The NVCA represents the public policy interests of the venture capital community, strives to maintain high professional standards, provides reliable industry data, sponsors professional development, and facilitates interaction among its members. For more information, please visit www.nvca.org.
The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, please visit www.siia.net.
The Startup America Partnership works closely with the White House to advance the goals of its Startup America initiative. The Partnership brings together top entrepreneurs, start-up firm funders, CEOs, university presidents, foundations, and other leaders to help entrepreneurial companies start or grow. Partners (including corporations, foundations, startup funders, CEOs, and others) contribute funds to existing proven models or develop new programs and efforts to help entrepreneurs.