Thursday October 18, 2007
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Registration, Networking & Lunch
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM Workshop
This workshop focuses on reviewing and discussing term sheets and how they pertain to the needs of your company. The program topics include:
Right of first offer
Voting rights / protective provisions
To be more effective and to insure greater availability to address comments, this workshop is limited to 25 participants and no service providers or investors are allowed in the room.
Scott M. Iyama, Corporate Lawyer, Member of the Emerging Companies Group, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Scott Iyama, a corporate lawyer in Orrick's Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Emerging Companies Group, which advises emerging companies and venture capital firms. Mr. Iyama's practice focuses on the representation of emerging growth life science and high tech companies, as well as public offerings, private venture financings, and technology transactions.
Some of Mr. Iyamas clients include: AcroMetrix (funded by Telegraph Hill Partners), Facebook (funded by Accel Partners, Greylock, Meritech and Peter Thiel), Greenplum (funded by Sierra, Dawntreader, EDF, Hudson & Mission), Laserscope (acquired by American Medical Systems Holdings), Meebo (funded by Sequoia Capital), Medsphere (funded by Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, Azure Capital, and Wasatch Venture Fund), Micrus Endovascular (NASDAQ: MEND), Sharpcast (funded by Sigma, Selby and Draper Fisher Jurvetson), SquareOne (privately funded), Vendavo (funded by Sigma Partners, Doll Capital Management, InterWest Partners, and others), W5 Networks (funded by Thomas Weisel Venture Partners and U.S. Venture Partners)... Mr. Iyama has also represented Benchmark Capital, De Novo Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Maveron, Montreux Equity Partners, Telegraph Hill Partners and other venture funds in various investments.
Mr. Iyama frequently lectures on topics related to emerging growth companies at various forums including Stanford Law School and Stanford University.
Prior to receiving his J.D. from Stanford Law School, Mr. Iyama earned a B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a M.S. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego. While at the University of California, San Diego, Mr. Iyama performed extensive biochemical research focusing on the general mechanisms governing the initiation of transcription by RNA Polymerase II as well as co-creating the Drosophila Core Promoter Database.