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Why JDs (Can) Make Good Venture Capitalists


May 15, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Please come join us for a panel discussion with three successful lawyers-turned-venture capitalists about venture capital and how your legal education can help you get into this career path.


·   Josh Green - General Partner, Mohr Davidow

In a 25-year career in law, Josh acted as an advisor to some of Silicon Valley’s legendary startups in the computer, Internet, telecommunications, biotech and medical device industries. Josh gained a breadth of knowledge that makes him uniquely qualified for an investment area that spans multiple industries. He has helped more than 150 companies complete successful IPOs, worked with Cerent in the largest technology acquisition in Cisco’s history ($8 billion) and partnered closely with companies such as Yahoo! during their formative stages. Josh graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1977 and the UCLA School of Law in 1980 where he was on the Law Review.

·  Scott Kupor - Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Scott Kupor is the managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He previously worked as vice president and general manager of Software-as-a-Service at Hewlett Packard. Scott joined HP in 2007 as part of the Opsware acquisition, where he was senior vice president of Customer Solutions. Prior to Opsware, Kupor represented software companies in both financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions at Credit Suisse First Boston and Lehman Brothers. Scott graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in public policy with honors and distinction. He also holds a law degree with distinction from Stanford University and is a member of the California Bar Association.

·  Miriam Rivera - Managing Director, Ulu Ventures

Miriam co-founded Ulu Ventures, where she is the Managing Partner.  Ulu is an early stage angel fund focused on IT investments and has made 30 investments in the last three years.  She is also the co-founder and co-president of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, an "open source network" of Stanford alumni investors and entrepreneurs.  Miriam has taught in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program in the School of Engineering on start-up board issues and is a mentor in entrepreneurship at the Stanford GSB.  She is also a Kauffman Fellow in venture capital.  As a first generation college student and scholarship recipient, Miriam graduated from Stanford University where she earned the AB, AM, and JD/MBA degrees.

This event is open public and registration is free.  Click here to register.

Questions? Email or call (650) 723-5905.  For more information about this event, please visit the event posting on the Stanford Law School calendar.