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Ep 9 - Roger Royse

Roger, a legend in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. works with startups from zero to IPO.

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Welcome to the Podcast, featuring people who build startups!

This week, Raj and Saif interview Roger Royse.

Roger is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone, LLP where he works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. Roger is also the founder of the Silicon Valley Agtech Conference and a nationally recognized authority on agricultural technology.

Roger's commitment to fostering startup success is well-known in Silicon Valley. When he isn't working in the trenches with his clients from zero to IPO, you'll find Roger at your favorite incubators, accelerators, and early-stage startup programs providing founders crucial advice against common legal pitfalls. He's the author of two must-read books for every entrepreneur: "Dead on Arrival: How to Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Startup" and "10,000 Startups: Legal Strategies for Startup Success."

Thank you Roger for sharing your story with us!

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