Smith Shapourian Mignano PC is a women- and minority-owned boutique law firm in San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, and Oakland. We represent micro venture capital funds, technology companies, and industry-adjacent service providers who are forming and scaling their companies, fundraising, merging with and/or acquiring other businesses. Additionally, we assist our clients in managing relationships with their former companies, employees, partners, investors, service providers, or customers. We are a completely virtual law firm and rely on innovative legal technology to provide a high-touch service.
August 17, 2022 - 4:30pm PST - "Belonging in 2020: How Organizations Can Dismantle Toxic Cultures and Build Inclusive Environments to Retain Minority Attorneys" for The Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Historically, corporations have used corporate social responsibility programs to tackle heavy issues such as gender discrimination and racism. Jason Crain will speak alongside Kevin Benedicto of Morgan Lewis Bockius, Bao Vu of Stoel Rives, Al Brooks of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Kate Mortensen of iPondr on a panel regarding the state of corporate social responsibility programs, and what in-house lawyers and the law firms that serve them can do to effectuate true change in recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse individuals.
August 19, 2022 - 5:00pm PST - "Catalyst Pitchday Competition and Networking Reception" for Aquillius Catalyst Entrepreneurial Internship Program. Teela Smith will judge the Aquillius Pitchday Competition. Teams developed a solution to a real-world problem. They took a concept from the drawing board, through prototyping, proof of concept, and developed a go-to-market strategy in just under 10 weeks! Join Teela, Aquillius, their sponsors and partners at the booths showcasing products, services and career opportunities. Enjoy a dinner buffet, drinks, and live music. If you would like to join remotely, a virtual conference link will be sent to you a few days before the event begins. Tickets are free!
August 25, 2022 - 12:00pm PST - Doing Business in the US: Flipping in Preparation for VC Financing in the US" for KiwiTech
To take advantage of the robust financing environment, foreign early stage startups having raised limited Seed financing abroad, may consider flipping their companies and raising more significant Series Seed or A rounds here in the US. How can corporate counsel best support these startups? Lindsey S. Mignano and Jason Crain will discuss the state of venture financing in 2022, how to flip foreign entities to procure venture financing, and how to help a company, foreign or American, raise a Series Seed or Series A round here in the US.