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The Seattle Ag Tech Panel brings together founders, investors, educators, and government officials who are building the future of Agriculture Technology. Join Royse Law Firm and General Assembly for a fun evening of networking, pitches, panel discussions, and great food.
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Royse Law Firm
Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include international emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo.
Erica Riel-Carden Royse Law Firm
Erica Riel-Carden helps run the firm’s AgTech Practice. She uses her in-depth knowledge of the food system to leverage new opportunities for startups, emerging growth companies, and investors. As a business attorney, she assists with preparing companies for financings, diligencing and corporate cleanup, and commercializing IP through technology transactions. Ms. Riel-Carden regularly speaks and writes on AgTech matters for private and corporate venture funds, international cooperatives, incubators and accelerators, university collaborations, trade organizations, and industry events. Prior to joining Royse Law Firm, Ms. Riel-Carden worked both in the startup market and public sector on regulatory compliance, licensing, and freedom to operate transactions related to commercializing different agricultural technologies.
Todd Dean & Co.
Todd is a first class professional with deep insight in the "wealth creation" business. A man of great integrity, principles and commitment who takes his work very seriously with a dedication second to none."
A proven visionary and leader in the entrepreneurial investment community. Created a powerful collaborative environment for bringing together like-minded community leaders, business executives, angel investors, serial entrepreneurs and early-stage companies that translated into investments in over 125 companies. A dynamic keynote speaker and facilitator. Knowledgeable in helping entrepreneurs, startups, and companies receive capital and valuable resources, creating the future economics of our region and country. Dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on integrity, quality, structure, consistency, and uncompromising ethics.
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Global Good & Research Intellectual Ventures
Sr. Vice President for Global Good and Research at Intellectual Ventures, overseeing Global Good LLC, an evergreen fund created by Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures and focused on inventions and innovation for the millions of people that suffer and die each year in the developing world from causes that humanity has the scientific and technical ability to solve. In this capacity he also is responsible for Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, a leading translational research effort and the Institute for Disease Modeling a premiere epidemiology and disease modeling simulation research institute.
Member of the Board of Directors of Nanomedicine cancer theragnostic company Arrogene. Founder and Chairman of incubator and private equity firm Synthetica Ltd. Chairman of The IDEAS Studio, Inc developing innovative science education curriculum. Cofounder of marine and ocean science non profit ReefQuest.org.
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The Co-founder and Chairman of Cascadia Capital, Michael manages the firm and co-leads the firm’s Energy & Applied Technology, and Food & Agribusiness practices. Michael has been involved in over 100 transactions while at Cascadia Capital. Prior to co-founding Cascadia, he served as a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers responsible for global equity sales and equity syndicate. He also served on the firm’s Equity Commitment Committee, Equity Syndicate Committee and Private Equity Commitment Committee.
Before joining Lehman Brothers, Michael was a Principal with Morgan Stanley & Company, where he was responsible for divisional global product and risk management and was a member of the division’s Operating Committee. He has been involved in numerous equity financing transactions for both public and private companies.
Michael holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. in International Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
We connect promising startups with markets, financiers and partners. The RoyseLaw AgTech Innovation Network hosts demo days, meetings and pitch sessions for select start-up companies with farmers, ag and food companies, and investors. Participating companies will have the opportunity to meet with and demo to potential business partners, customers and investors.
Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.
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