Ted Wang

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Ted Wang
Alma materUniversity of Virginia Law School, Duke University

Ted Wang is an investment partner at Cowboy Ventures, a seed stage venture fund based in the Bay Area. Ted has spent his career helping start ups ranging from a founding team with an idea to the world’s largest technology companies. He has particular expertise in consumer facing products having worked with companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Square, Sonos, Spotify and Jet. Ted also has deep experience with enterprise, having spent time with companies such as Zuora, Apprio, Blue Kai and Adap.tv. He is also involved with a new generation of category defying innovative companies such as AltSchool, Honor, Gusto, Satellogic, Samsara, Stripe and Wealthfront.

Previously, Ted was a partner at technology and life science focused law firm Fenwick & West[1] and someone who Bloomberg identified as "one of Fenwick's biggest draws," in the 2011 article, "Why Techies Like to Friend Fenwick & West."[2]

In 2013, he curated a new version of the Series Seed Documents on GitHub.[3] The Series Seed Documents are publicly available model investment documents designed for smaller rounds of funding early in a company's life cycle.

"How many billable hours does it take to get a startup funded for the first time? Not as many as some attorneys may wish, thanks to the Series Seed Documents, created by Ted Wang." – "Seeking Seed Funding? Open-Source Forms Might Cut Legal Bill," The Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2013[4]

Ted Wang also authored a two part series for Pando Daily on tips and recommendations for running effective board meetings.[5][6]

In 2010, he and Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen created the first free standardized seed round financing documents.[7][8]

In ranking Fenwick in the first tier nationally in the "Venture capital and emerging companies" category, The Legal 500 called Ted Wang a "leading digital media expert." [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fenwick & West corporate website
  2. ^ Stone, Brad (2011-04-07). "Why Techies Like to Friend Fenwick & West". businessweek.com.
  3. ^ Kolodny, Lora (2013-06-03). "Seeking Seed Funding? Open-Source Forms Might Cut Legal Bill". VentureWire.
  4. ^ Kolodny, Lora (2013-03-06). "Seeking Seed Funding? Open-Source Forms Might Cut Legal Bill". The Wall Street Journal.
  5. ^ Wang, Ted (2013-02-27). "You shouldn't be bored at a board meeting, Pt. 1: Board meeting dos and don'ts". pandodaily.com.
  6. ^ Wang, Ted (2013-03-01). "You shouldn't be bored at a board meeting, Pt. 2: Structure for success". pandodaily.com.
  7. ^ Swisher, Kara (2010-03-04). "Series Seed Documents–With an Assist From Andreessen Horowitz–To Help Entrepreneurs With Legal Hairballs". allthingsd.com.
  8. ^ Kharif, Olga (2010-03-03). "Andreessen Horowitz, Ted Wang Launch Series Seed". businessweek.com.
  9. ^ http://www.legal500.com/firms/50319/54680#LocalReferenceWorkArea1769