VF SIG: Accounting Issues For Startups



  • Start-up Finance and Accounting: What you don't know CAN hurt you!



    Jim French, Partner - PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP


    Program Overview

    Accounting Issues For Startups

    Are you aware of the government's latest statement of position on software revenue recognition? Can you distinguish an ISO from an NSO option? What corporate records are you keeping? Are you appropriately pricing your common stock? Did you file an 83b?

    If you can't completely answer all of these questions, the upcoming February 21st venture finance SIG is a must for you. Learn or review the basics of startup/technology accounting from the experts at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.


    About the Presenter

    Jim French

    Jim French is a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Bay Area Technology group with over 13 years of experience. He has devoted virtually all of the last 5 years to serving the needs of fast-growth companies in the software industry.

    Mr. French has worked with both emerging and mature companies through periods of high growth and international expansion and has assisted with deal structuring and performing due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions for several of his multinational clients.

    He has extensive experience with SEC reporting, including initial and secondary public equity and debt offerings and registration of shares in connection with corporate mergers.

    Mr. French is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

    He graduated from the University of Connecticut.

    Jim is a regular speaker on the topic of software revenue recognition and equity based compensation issues at industry conferences and for private groups (e.g., law firms, commercial banks, VC’s, etc.).


    Event Logistics


    Pre-registration is required -- seating is limited!

    To use a coupon or register by phone, please call (408) 494-8378.



    Microsoft Main Campus

    1065 La Avenida, Bldg. 1

    Mountain View, CA

    Note: there has been a location change for this Thursday's Venture Finance SIG. Our meetings will be at this location going forward.


    6:30pm-7:00pm Registration/Networking/Refreshments

    7:00pm-8:30pm Program (starts promptly at 7:00pm)

    Note: Latecomers who arrive after 7:20pm will not be admitted to avoid disruption of the session.



    $20 SDForum Members

    $30 Non-Members

    $10 to full-time students (not alumni) with valid ID

    Pre-registration unavailable at this time. Please register at the door.

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