Louis A. Wharton is a Partner of the Firm and member of the Los Angeles Venture Association Board of Directors. Louis’ practice focuses on advising startup, emerging growth and middle market companies across a spectrum of industries in securities compliance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He counsels clients in the technology, internet/e-commerce, pharmaceutical, apparel and entertainment industries, among others.
Mobile LAVA’s next event, “Starting Your Startup,” will examine some of the practical, nuts-and-bolts components of building a new business in the mobile and online spaces from multiple perspectives – technology, teams, legal and fund raising. Entrepreneurs are naturally infused with passion, ideas, and a desire to attract people to their passion and ideas. Often, however, the practical realities of starting a business can get lost in the midst of an entrepreneur’s enthusiasm, and easily avoidable mistakes can result in huge headaches down the road, or worse — business failure.
Joining Louis will be Matt Sandler (Chromatik), Hank Leber (GonnaBe), Mark G. Sogomian, (Ernst & Young), TX Zhuo (Karlin Ventures) and moderator Lori Kozlowski (Forbes).
What: Mobile LAVA SIG Event – a chance to learn, interact and network with the leaders of the mobile community.
Who: Entrepreneurs, Founders, Startup Executives, Investors, Service Providers and Business Leaders
When: May 30 at 6:30 PM
Where: Real Office Centers, Santa Monica, 90401
How much: Free for LAVA members; $35 for everyone else
Pre-Register here: Starting Your Startup
Mobile LAVA and the Mobile LAVA events are generously sponsored by Ernst & Young and Gumiyo. Mobile LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association dedicated to exploring the rapidly expanding universe of mobile business, technology and economics.