Austin Startup Week 2021 Austin Startup Week 2021
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Avoiding Legal Pitfalls: Common Mistakes to Avoid when Starting and Running a Startup


Alvaro Jimenez (He/Him)
Yunity, Co-Founder

Alvaro is the founder of Yunity, a highly scalable advisory, startup labs, and venture capital eco-system, providing the mindset, technological enablement, and funding to inspire a new generation of triple bottom line business, solving big problems in our world. Yunity focuses on the solution-centric potential of highly advanced technologies with deep expertise in Blockchain / DeFi, Artificial Intelligence AI / ML / AGI, and converged solutions including Internet of Things iOT, Robotics, Extended Reality (AR, VR, MR), Cybersecurity, and Smart Digital Securities. Alvaro is also the co-founder of Gaudium Capital, founded in 2018 with a focus on private equity in the technology sector, focused on non-technology related deals, with an emphasis in private equity, alternative asset classes, international real estate trophy assets, and M&A.

Leif Magnuson (He/Him)
TipHaus Inc, CEO
Ryan Carpenter (He/Him)
Carpenter Wellington PLLC, Managing Attorney | Founding Member

Ryan is the Managing Attorney and Founding member of Carpenter Wellington, a startup and technology law firm, with offices in Austin, Seattle, and Portland, utilizing years of experience as corporate counsel and General Counsel across multiple industries, advising and partnering with notable startups, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists, through each stage of a company’s growth, and establishing close long term partnership over the arc of a startup’s journey, advising on the formation of companies, equity structures, negotiations with investors, intellectual property rights, right through to scaling of operations and business, striving toward success.

Join this panel discussion moderated by Ryan Carpenter (CW) with seasoned founders, entrepreneurs, General Counsel, and venture capitalist, centered on how startups can best position themselves for success and investor interest by avoiding common oversights, and prioritizing and focusing in on important issues, shared by those who have formed and led startups, as well as supported or funded startups.