Leadership is not just about the person who is in charge. Leadership is also about the environment and conditions which allow leaders to flourish with their ideas, products and organizations. Today on Leadership Point Radio we explore leadership of emerging companies from the viewpoint of advisors. If you want to know how to start, fund and reach success with your company stay with us.
We’ll explore practical fund raising business structure ideas from our guest, Bill Eigner, known as the go-to-guy for start-ups.
On meeting investors: it’s not so much who do you meet. The question is who do they meet. Who do they see when they see you as the entrepreneur?
About our Guest
Procopio business attorney William W. Eigner has been called the “go-to guy” for emerging businesses and those providing capital to them. He has been recognized as a Top Attorney in M&A and other transactional law by his peers for six years in a row. A partner at Procopio, a 140-attorney firm with offices in San Diego, Menlo Park and Austin, Eigner’s practice emphasizes M&A, venture capital, angel financing, seed capital, and the financing, governing, operating, contracting, buying, selling and merging of growing technology, life science and other businesses.
Eigner is an accomplished writer and lecturer on how emerging companies can advance to the next level by using their equity incentive plans to recruit and motivate talented directors and advisors and by skillfully negotiating their financing and M&A deals.
Eigner graduated from Stanford University in 1981 and then served as a United States Supreme Court Judicial Intern. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1986 and has practiced with Procopio since 1989. Eigner serves as a director of FHOOSH, Inc., San Diego Venture Group and CommNexus and serves on a number of boards of advisors. Eigner spent nearly ten years on the board of The Mundoval Fund (MUNDX), a publicly traded global value-oriented mutual fund.
“I try to think of myself as the host in whatever situation I am, and take responsibility for what is going on.”
Leadership Quote: the quotes which inspire our guest
“Be the Host”
“There is no they, there is only you. You need to take leadership wherever you are.”
Links in the Interview
Procopio Law Procopio.com
Our Crowd ourcrowd.com
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