Alternative Approaches to Structuring Deals
Gwen C. Edwards
Managing Director,Golden Seedsand co-founder Silicon Valley Chapter
Chair, Angel Resource Institute(and lead instructor)
Advisory board member, Astia
Gwen C. Edwardsbrings over 30 years of experience building products, services, & profitable business units in high technology sectors. From Stanford Research Institute to Fortune 50 executive (SBC, Nortel Networks, Bell Canada, to Venture Capital backed technology start up CEO & advisor, she unites the knowledge of successful brands, experience with scale, & the skills of managing innovation. Since 2001, Gwen has been working in advisory capacities with angel & venture backed companies assisting with capital formation, key milestone achievement to enhance value, developing target market strategies, cultivating customer input, & assisting in the execution of key deliverables.
Gwenisan active leaderand angel investorwith Golden Seeds, an angel investment network. She manages a personal portfolio of20early stage investments, with board service ontwo. Shepreviouslyserved on the board of the National Health Foundation's Executive Committee, & Audit Committee, & maintains an interest in digital health.Shejoined the board of the Angel Resource Institutein 2015 & in 2017 assumed the role of Chair - focused on research & education for the angel community.She enjoys teaching & coaching,along with investing,andis an active participant in many global initiatives with both entrepreneurs & angels.She also serves in an expert sift capacity & advisor for Astia Angels.
Partner, Perkins Coie
Adrian Rich has more than 15 years of experience counseling high-growth, emerging companies & their investors. With an education in biomedical engineering & economics & a lifelong passion for computers & programming, Adrian brings a deep technological understanding & a unique approach to counseling clients from inception to exit, as they undertake financial & strategic investments, licensing, strategic partnerships, acquisitions & public offerings, as well routine corporate matters. He tackles complex negotiations & issues, including deal structuring, reorganizations & down-rounds, using strong quantitative skills, coupled with creative problem solving.
11:30-12:00 Registration, networking & Lunch
12:00- 1:30 Speakers & attendees discuss the topic
1:30- 2:00 Networking
Brenda Swiney, Valerie Badgett & Aparna Pujar
Angel Information Program Co-Chairs