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Venture-Backed Companies IPOing with Curtis Mo, Partner at DLA Piper

Gary J Ross and Curtis Mo

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Host Gary J. Ross talks with Curtis Mo, partner at DLA Piper and a leading Silicon Valley corporate and securities lawyer. Gary and Curtis discuss venture-backed startups and the issues that arise in IPOs vis-à-vis acquisitions. Curtis provides insights as to how companies interact with investment banks in the time leading up to an IPO, and why underwriters tend to price companies more favorably when those companies are venture-backed. Gary and Curtis also share thoughts on valuations and the “IPO ratchet”, due diligence, SPACs, reporting requirements, and the JOBS Act.