Note Date Change: August 6, 2014, San Francisco Special Event – For International Companies and Entrepreneurs – How to Build a Presence in Silicon Valley, USA

Special Event for foreign companies and entrepreneurs in San Francisco

Silicon Valley Ventures/Crimson Growth Partners LLP

Sponsor: Bank of the West

Event Summary and Agenda

Several industry international experts from Silicon Valley Ventures Growth Partners who will cover the building of company presence, protecting Intellectual Property, and handling the Immigration labyrinths when foreign companies and entrepreneurs move operations to the USA and Silicon Valley. After an initial networking and registration process, Bank of West will introduce the panel. The notable panel will touch on the major topics impacting international presence. Then food and refreshments will be served, during which a raffle will be held for a special prize.

Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time: 6:30 PM Registration and Networking

7:00-7:10 PM Bank of the West Introduction

7:10-8:00 PM Panel covering international corporate, Marketing, Intellectual Property and Immigration Policies Issues

8:00 PM Networking, Food, refreshments, and raffle

Location: 180 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94104; Bank of the West 22nd Floor.

Registration: Eventbrite link! (

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

** Moderator: Vincenzo Mitolo


Business developer officer for the International Clientele Department at Bank of the West, BNPP Group. He assists and helps international individuals and businesses that need assistance with global banking issues. Vincenzo also negotiates partnerships with internal and external business (lawyers, CPAs, foreign institutions and international associations) to provide international clients with high value solutions.

** Panelists:


** Marketing: Azmat Malik


Azmat Malik was a senior executive in marketing and operations at major US, European, and Asian companies in the semiconductor industry. He provides strategy, marketing and operations consulting to early and mid-stage companies in cleantech, electronics, and medical devices. He has advised emerging companies in setting go-to-market strategy, and prepared founders for seed, angel, and growth funding. His focus is in Power Electronics,Cleantech, Medical Devices, Sensors and MEMS. He was Associate Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, teaching MBA courses in marketing. He is active in the angel investor community, focused on energy efficiency, smart grid, electronics thermal management, and medical diagnostics.  He is President of the Engineering Alumni Society of the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Malik was active in the Cleantech Open Accelerator, and has mentored startups which have become commercially successful.  He has MSEE and MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

International Corporate: Juan Ramon Zarco


Attorney, banker and senior executive — CxO, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to public and private companies with global operations in over 40 countries. Currently his clients include companies from Russia, S. Korea, United States, and Latin America. Throughout his career, he has established a verifiable track record of producing fast paced and practical revenue-focused solutions, formulated costs reduction programs across the board. He traveled and has handled business and legal matters for over 40 countries, and participated as instructor in an entrepreneurship program under the umbrella of CRDF, affiliated with the University of Moscow for several Eurasian companies. He also traveled throughout China presenting to various Chinese companies and forums on strategy and entrepreneurship. He has worked in the following industries: media, IT, telecom, energy, medical devices, and data storage. For Sprint-Nextel and with Pegasus Investments VC Firm handled international

investment deals and interim President for portfolio companies, handling marketing, strategy, fund raising, and accounting. Before Pegasus, he played a principal role in the structuring, international expansions for 2 MSO companies, U.S. Cable Group and Viatel Nextel, Inc. He earned a J.D. from NYU Law School, M.B.A. from Cornell, and B.A. from Williams College; is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German, with working knowledge of Russian, Arabic and Japanese. Blog:

IP: Mark Koo


Prepares and prosecutes patent applications in computer related patent law and works as counsel to HULSEY. Mark Koo has held various engineering roles at software companies in Silicon Valley including early venture startups as well as large companies. He has comprehensive experience in Electronics and Computer Hardware & Software, Computer Networking, Management and Compression, Internet & e-Commerce, Semiconductor Processing & Devices. Mark Koo has been involved in many of the hottest Silicon Valley’s technologies such as data warehousing, wireless software and hardware technologies, and internet technologies as well as software for Wi-Fi voice communication technologies. Mark Koo also worked as a software technologist at Livermore National Laboratory to facilitate the building of the NiF Laser (world’s largest Laser system). He was involved in building components for nuclear radiation detection for Department of Homeland Security. Mark Koo received his J.D. from University of Pacific, McGeorge School of law, his Bachelors of Science degree in electrical engineering, and Masters of Science degree in materials science from University of California, Davis. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of California and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. USPTO #: 69970,

** Immigration:Ting Ni

Ting Ni received her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Notre Dame Law School and is licensed to practice in California.  During law school, she served as the Senior Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law.  She also competed with both the school’s American Bar Association Arbitration team as well as its Moot Court Trial team in national tournaments.  Ting’s experience in immigration began in 2007, where she worked extensively with clients as a paralegal on employment based visas and immigrant petitions.  She has also served as a Legal Fellow with the International Institute of the Bay Area, concentrating her attention on cases involving immigrant youths.  Additionally, Ting was involved with the Notre Dame Clinical Law Center during her time in law school. There, she spent two years representing various low-income clients in civil litigation matters involving consumer law in Indiana.  Ting is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  She has lived in China, Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States and is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.



Other Information:, Phone: 1-650-843-9212




About Juan Ramón Zarco, SVVGP 胡安•雷蒙•扎尔科

Juan Ramon Zarco, 胡安•雷蒙•扎尔科, Silicon Valley Ventures Growth Partners llp, Hygieia Healthcare Technologies Company, AllRest Technologies LLC, Crimson Growth Partners LLP,, is an experienced as CxO, General Counsel and Secretary to public and private companies with global operations. Established track record of producing practical, revenue-focused solutions. As Counselor and Secretary, demonstrating vision, integrity, and sound business judgment, to CxOs. Managed complex, strategic transactions, M&A, contracts support, PE Financing, IPO, SEC compliance, Corporate/HR governance, IP licensing, Budgeting, Staff, outside counsel management, International market access strategies, Domestic & foreign government relations and advocacy. Creative in designing and implementing market access strategies. Practices law beyond conventional model with low-overhead and project-based fees. Effective at managing departments, formulating marketing strategies, balancing budgets, and implementing cost-saving measures. Extensive in-house and private practice experience, advising clients on commercial, corporate, international business, and technology law and policy.; For Sprint, he managed iDen international development in Southeast Asia, Middle East, and Africa, and contractual issues with Verizon. In Private Equity, he worked with Pegasus in vetting international investment deals and interim President for portfolio companies, such as Data Foundation, a data storage company, handling marketing, strategy, fund raising, and accounting. Before Pegasus, Mr. Zarco, as CLO and V.P. of Corporate Development, played a principal role in the structuring, international expansions for 2 telecom companies, U.S. Cable Group and Viatel, Inc. in financing and M&A deals exceeding $200 million. Mr. Zarco earned a J.D. from NYU Law School, M.B.A. from Cornell, and B.A. from Williams College; is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German, with working knowledge of Russian, Arabic and Japanese.
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