Carey Ransom has been involved as a CEO, co-founder, founder and senior executive in seven companies in eight years in Orange County, with well over $100 million in venture capital raised among them, and both successes and failures. He believes in the founder attitude: a commitment, ownership and passion that drives him whether he starts or joins a company. Most recently he led and sold RealPractice, funded by Miramar Venture Partners and Rustic Canyon Partners, to ReachLocal, after joining the company in 2009 as CEO to find the next phase of growth opportunity for it. Mr. Ransom is a Midwest transplant to Southern California, and attributes much of his success and attitude to his background in his family's 140 year old retail business. He will discuss his story, the many faces of entrepreneurship and how to be a founder.
The moderator will be Bart Greenberg, a partner in Haynes and Boone's Orange County office, where he practices general corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and the cost-effective representation of entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging technology companies. He is also a strong contributor to the community by his tireless support and active involvement in many local technology organizations, including, among others, Tech Coast Venture Network, where he currently serves as its chairman emeritus; TechBiz Connection, where he currently serves on its board; Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, where he currently serves on its board; and the Digital Media Center in Santa Ana, California, where he currently serves on its advisory board. Mr. Greenberg is also an active participant on Quora.
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