Shannon has over 20 years of startup/turnaround management, corporate development and capital acquisition experience in the software, Internet, telecommunications, mailing/logistics, healthcare and financial services industries. He has scaled 8 early-stage technology companies through high growth and profitable exits. As an active angel investor and serial entrepreneur, Shannon mentors San Francisco based startup and SMB software founders. Shannon consults hi-tech companies and entrepreneurs through the U.S. Small Business Administration. He is a co-managing partner with Golden Gate Angels and active member of US Angel Investors.
Shaheen graduated from Berkeley and has been working as an active angel investor in the Bay Area since 2007. He is a member of Golden Seeds and Life Science Angels. Moreover he works at Xandex Inc. in Business Development.
Augie Rakow, a corporate attorney in Orrick's Silicon Valley office, is a member of Orrick's Emerging Companies Group. His practice focuses on venture capital firms and other investors, with a specific emphasis on businesses building the next generation of energy technology.
Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Rakow worked in intellectual property for more than 10 years as an IP litigator and IP licensing attorney in Silicon Valley. He particularly enjoys helping clients build companies around innovative technology.
Intellectual property lawyer who has dealt with many startups.