Michael S. Harrington, Esq.

Named as one of the leading corporate attorneys in Pennsylvania by Chambers USA, Michael represents early- and growth-stage companies in the technology, life sciences, health care and clean tech sectors in private financing, mergers, acquisitions, licensing, taxation and related issues. Michael also advises many of this region’s venture capital and private equity funds in connection with the acquisition, management and divestiture of portfolio companies.  Michael lectures frequently on private equity, venture capital, and other issues pertinent to emerging growth companies.  His specialties include venture finance, leveraging intellectual property, mergers, acquisitions, taxation, equity-based compensation, access to capital and generally a significant and deep understanding of the legal and business needs of technology and life science companies.  Michael is a recognized presence in the Philadelphia region’s venture capital, technology and entrepreneurial community. He is heavily involved in the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) and was appointed to IMPACT’s Executive Leadership Committee for 2016.

Attracting Investment Capital – Moderator

Technology companies face many challenges to their growth and success.  Chief among these challenges is the ability to attract investment capital.  This panel explores the current financing environment for technology companies and will seek to offer insights into how to successfully attract investment capital as well as the deal metrics and terms being sought and achieved in this environment.  This panel will also address what technologies are finding favor with investors today, and what appears to be viable and sustainable as we look into the future.  The panel members represent some of this region’s most successful institutional investors who have successful track records and experience investing in companies in both good and challenging times.  Whether you are heading a technology company, considering investing in one, or advising such a company, this panel discussion will be an important event for you.