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Getting Bought by Google: Or another technology heavyweight

WHEN:
Jan 24, 2012 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
WHERE:

MaRS Studio
101 College Street
Toronto, ON

What do technology majors or other desirable purchasers really seek? What do they value that would not be obvious unless you had been through such a deal? How can past success be replicated? Does IP really matter? And most importantly, how does one build a strong valuation?

Using practical case studies, this presentation focuses on aspects of acquisitions that may be new to many entrepreneurs.

Come and hear insights on building value and what patterns emerge from acquisitions of startups by technology heavyweights.

Speakers:
Anthony de Fazekas, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
Anthony de Fazekas practises in all areas of information technology (IT) law. He drafts original patents for IT companies in a wide range of technology areas. Mr. de Fazekas has handled all aspects of high-profile in-bound and out-bound technology licensing transactions and has developed cutting-edge legal templates for numerous significant IT companies. He also advises IT companies and research organizations on maximizing the impact of their R&D activity. Mr. de Fazekas has spoken at numerous conferences on intellectual property law and information technology law

Dan Servos, COO, Locationary
Dan is a serial entrepreneur who currently serves as COO of Locationary. Prior to this, he was CEO of SocialDeck (an early leader in mobile and social gaming), acquired by Google. Dan has held senior roles at AOL and Bay Networks and has served on the boards of several startups.

 

 

Part of the Financing Workbook 3: Identifying, Targeting and Engaging Potential Investors Series

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