Idea to Exit – How to Prepare for Exit-Ravi Mistry-01/28/2014 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Idea to Exit – How to Prepare for Exit
Event Date: 
01/28/2014 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Ravi Mistry
Event Speaker Title: 
President
Event Speaker Company: 
EPPICGlobal
Event Speaker Bio: 


Ravi Mistry

Idea to Exit – How to Prepare for Exit?

The discussion would be focused on starting, funding, and building life sciences companies for a successful exit. While it takes years to build the company for exit, it is the 3 to 9 month exit process that, if not carefully planned and executed can result in lower valuations and perhaps no deal. It will present 2013 data on VC financing deals as well as the exits that have taken place in 2013. Additionally, information will be shared on an upcoming speed pitch event and on

how to prepare for speed pitches.

Ravi Mistry has over 25 years of operations, finance, marketing, program/project management, and corporate administration experience. His professional career spans several industries that include life sciences and technology. Ravi is Member of Founding Team and Director of Business Operations for Virident Systems, which was recently acquired by HGST/WDC for $685M in cash. He has managed several functions, including legal and IP portfolio management, finance/accounting, HR, recruiting, benefits management, marketing/sales back-end operations, and facilities/IT for global operations. He has been part of due diligence teams for both funding and M&A activities, and has managed Seed, Series A, and Series B funding of over $30M. He served as Sr. Director of Business Operations at DiscoveRx
Corporation, a biotech company located in Fremont, California, where he managed business/corporate functions. He served as VP of Operations and Finance for BioImagene, a global startup headquartered in San Jose, California, and involved in digital pathology imaging analysis and management, enabling digital discovery and diagnostics. BioImagene was acquired for over $100M by Roche. He has managed Research Grants program. Prior to this, he spent over 10 years in nuclear industry as Project Manager.

Ravi currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at Keller Graduate School of Management/DeVry University in its MBA program. He has been Adjunct Faculty at the School of Business and Economics at California State University East Bay (CSUEB), and at Ohlone College, Fremont where he taught “Biotechnology
Careers”. Ravi has authored 30+ technical reports, business plans, and publications. He is President and Charter Member of EPPICGlobal, Bay Area’s non-profit life sciences organization. He has served as: Mentor, Coach, and Advisor to Astia companies; Mentor/Advisor to BASES (Business Association of
Stanford Entrepreneurial Students) at Stanford; Director and Vice President on CSUEB Alumni Board; Founding Chairman of BayBioNEST, an entrepreneurial forum started by BayBio to bring biotech scientists from bench to boardroom; and President of the American Marketing Association, Silicon Valley chapter. Ravi is Gold Medalist from Gujarat University, India, with a BS degree in Engineering. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA in Finance from CSUEB. Over past three decades, he has volunteered for a number of community-based organizations, including Kiwanis
Club and PTA.

Event Details
Cost: 
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Idea to Exit – How to Prepare for Exit?

The discussion would be focused on starting, funding, and building life sciences companies for a successful exit. While it takes years to build the company for exit, it is the 3 to 9 month exit process that, if not carefully planned and executed can result in lower valuations and perhaps no deal. This talk will focus on types of exits to consider and how to negotiate and go through the due diligence process, and close the deal. The speaker will also present 2013 data on VC financing deals as well as the exits that have taken place in 2013. Additionally, information will be shared on an upcoming speed pitch event and on preparing for speed pitches.