Lindsey S. Mignano moderated a panel entitled "Women & Minority Owned Law Firms: Addressing Intersectionality in Law Practice and Ownership of Law Firms" with panelists Ann Cun of Accel Visa Attorneys, Aravinda Sheshadri of Venturous Counsel, and Nnena Ukuku of Venture Gained Legal. This panel was hosted by the Bar Association of San Francisco's Racial Justice Initiative and various attorney organizations dedicated to racial and social justice.
Lindsey S. Mignano, Travis Hedge of Vouch Insurance, Priya Saprisad of Mayfield Fund, Frank Mastronuzzi of Punch Financial, and Tim Young of Eniac Ventures presented a panel hosted by Vouch Insurance on the current state of the industry for early-stage startup founders, including topics such as Q1 2021 financing and acquisition trends in a Covid world for national and international startups; what early-stage American VCs are looking for in 2021 and the new realities of fundraising virtually; strategies for raising a pre-seed (ex. $500K) v. Series Seed (ex. $1-4M) v. Series A ($5-20M+) round in 2021 from your couch; and building and insuring a team after a successful venture raise.
Lindsey S. Mignano and Siegmar Pohl of Kilpatrick Townsend spoke on a Contra Costa County Bar Association panel entitled "Benefit Corporations v. "B Corps": What Are They and Why Do They Matter?" regarding benefit corporations (also known as public benefit corporations in Delaware), which allow social entrepreneurs to create for-profit corporate entities with goals of enacting a positive impact on society, workers, the surrounding community, and/or the environment, in addition to reaping a profit. They provided the audience with a preliminary introduction to this type of business entity, an explanation of why a social entrepreneur might want to incorporate this entity, and requirements of and funding opportunities for (public) benefit corporations.