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Due Diligence Panel w/ experts who worked on billions of dollars in transactions

August 15, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/47958249415

Join Lifograph for dinner and an interactive session with a panel of experts in startup due diligence.

Whether you are raising money from investors, crowdfunding or trying to sell your startup, before you close a deal you need to go through an intense due diligence process.

Our expert panel has been instrumental in doing due diligence in transactions worth billions of dollars for both startups and Fortune 500 companies.

In this discussion you will learn:

– What is due diligence and why it is needed?

– How can you prepare for due diligence?

– How to manage the process?

– What is a Virtual Data Room?

– How long does it take and how much does it cost?

– Who is involved in due diligence?

– What aspects of the business will be audited?

– What kind of disclosures are required?

– What are the do’s and dont’s of due diligence?

– What are some lessons learned during due diligence?

and much more!

If you plan to raise money or sell your company in the next 12 months then this is an event you don’t want to miss.

RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/47958249415





Jennifer Gentile is a sell-side due diligence expert who supported closings for nearly $1B in transactions.

She first did due diligence early in her corporate career by being tasked with preparing it for a long established public company. She went on to serve as Director of Administration and employee one for a startup which was acquired two years later.

Stumbling upon this passion, she’s since become an expert in sell-side due diligence and successfully prepared numerous virtual data rooms and drafted disclosure schedules.

She has dealt with everything needed in due diligence including contracts, cap tables, governance and Board of Directors minutes, forensic financial reviews, IP assignments, employee handbooks and policies, etc.



Jason Mongue performs structured and comprehensive technical due diligence for Private Equity and Venture Capital firms.

His clients have included Level Equity, Napier Park Global Capital, Five Elms Capital, FinTech Collective, F-Prime Capital and Revolution Ventures (founded by AOL’s Founder – Steve Case).

Jason has over twenty years of experience architecting software and managing development teams for many early-stage startups (Mirixa, PipelineRx, PagerDuty).

He was the co-founding CTO of Perch Inc., a technology platform for residential real estate transactions.

In addition to his extensive leadership history, Jason has hands-on experience working with many modern open source technology stacks (Elixir, Python, Scala, Ember, Angular) and still remembers the days of coding on Microsoft.NET.

He also has considerable domain expertise in the HIPAA regulated healthcare industry and in document imaging technologies.



Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio’s Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group where he has helped countless founders close millions of dollars in funding rounds from top VC firms and angel groups.

He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries.

Roger is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company’s formation and funding strategy.

Before attending law school, he was the founder of a technology company with $10 million in revenue.

Roger is very connected with investors in Silicon Valley and has conducted many due diligence projects on multi-million dollar funding rounds.



Noel Gillespie is an Intellectual Property attorney and Partner with Procopio Law. He formerly served on the firm’s Management Committee.

Noel’s expertise focuses largely on startup and emerging growth companies, for which he provides counseling with respect to IP portfolio deployment, due diligence, licensing, enforcement, data privacy, and other business advice involving IP and technology concerns.

Noel has extensive experience in due diligence for startups in telecom, healthcare, cleantech, software and internet companies.

Noel got his JD, cum laude, at the University of San Diego School of Law and he has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the San Diego State University.





Dea is the Founder of Lifograph – The Wiki of People – https://www.lifograph.com (https://www.lifograph.com/) – a free people search engine with 500K profiles and 1.2M connections, matching people and companies based on their needs, skills, interests and real-life relationships.

Dea is a serial entrepreneur and Managing Director at Silicon Valley Incubator. She is also an Angel Investor at the Wharton Alumni Angels and Tech Angels, her investment interest being in consumer, mobile and SaaS startups.

Dea is a big supporter of female founders and investors and currently leads a community of almost 1,000 women leaders and entrepreneurs.

Dubbed “Ms. Silicon Valley”, Dea is what people call a “super-connector”, her expansive network including the “Who’s Who” in startups, venture capital, technology, entertainment, etc.

She is a big car racing fan and is currently serving as a Director in the Board of Directors of the Ferrari Club of America, Pacific Region.

Dea has been a guest speaker at numerous events and conferences and she has also been featured and interviewed in many media publications, including Entrepreneur Media, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Yahoo Finance, Investor Business Daily, Startups.co, Sociable, 150sec, Repatriot, Startup Grind, TheNextWeb, ProTV, NationalTV, etc.

As an Executive Director at The VC Network and LifographTV, Dea interviews many prominent VCs, angels, executives and founders in Silicon Valley and tech.

Earlier in her career Dea worked at two Fortune 100 companies, Microsoft and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She earned a Master’s degree from University of Washington on a full scholarship and she also graduated with an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania), majoring in entrepreneurship.

RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/47958249415




6:00pm – 6:45pm – Networking reception

6:45pm – 7:00pm – Introductions, sponsor tables mentions

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Speaker program

8:00pm – 8:30pm – General networking

RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/47958249415


August 15, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM