[Webinar] Meet the VC: Jacob Mullins of Shasta Ventures

October 15, 2020


Jacob Mullins

Shasta Ventures

Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Escalon and its partners. This month, we had an engaging discussion with Jacob Mullins of Shasta Ventures on the current investment climate, mental health for founders, minority founders and more with our partners Avison Young, First Republic Bank, Lighter Capital, Trinet and Wilson Sonsini.

For nearly 15 years Shasta Ventures has helped well over thirty enterprise SaaS companies go public or get acquired. After years of working with and learning from the most-successful founders and companies, we know how to find the next great company and help elevate that business into a whole lot more.

Watch the replay of the event above, or here.


About Escalon

Escalon offers all the essential business services needed to maintain a company. A single, trusted resource for everything from part-time CFO services and HR, to accounting, tax, payroll, and insurance.

Experience the peace of mind of having all your company’s back-office needs running seamlessly in the background. Escalon is centered around the idea of making life easier for serial entrepreneurs and savvy CEO’s.

We’re with you at every stage. Our strategic advice and efficient services in finance & people-related matters enable us to escort early stage companies through transformation into large enterprises or successful exits.

Meet our partners

Avison Young

Finding the right location for your business—at the right price—is critical to success. Where you work is influenced not only by real estate market factors, but also by fundamental business drivers such as employee attraction and retention, workplace productivity and alignment with your corporate strategy and culture. With our suite of tenant representation services, we work closely with you to understand your business goals, securing the best space solutions to ensure your ongoing success.

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First Republic Bank

“First Republic Bank is a true private bank that provides one-on-one attention and service to clients. Clients will have a private banker that supports them both on their business and personal banking needs. We have forged great partnership with key vendors and are providing as resources for our tech clients. Please contact Calina Thompson for program details.

First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-base service and offers a complete line of products for companies of any size. Our clients think of us as trusted advisors and industry insiders, providing unbiased guidance throughout every stage of growth. Whatever stage you’re in, First Republic offers banking solutions to help companies move forward fast.”

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Lighter Capital

Lighter Capital has spent the last 10 years revolutionizing startup financing by making it easy for entrepreneurs to quickly access up to $3 million in growth capital and working capital, while maintaining full control over how to use the funds. Lighter’s fintech platform pulls in 6,500 data points and then uses proprietary algorithms to rapidly determine customized loan sizing and cost for its clients at each financing. Lighter has provided over 700 rounds of financing to 400 tech companies across the United States and Canada.

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TriNet (NYSE: TNET) provides small and medium size businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll and real-time technology. From Main Street to Wall Street, TriNet empowers SMBs to focus on what matters most—growing their business.

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Wilson Sonsini

Trusted Counsel to Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs

As a leading firm representing venture-backed companies, Wilson Sonsini counsels numerous start-ups and entrepreneurs who are starting new businesses, advising them on company formation, equity structures, investor negotiations, IP rights and other issues. Our interdisciplinary approach—which encompasses deep expertise in areas such as governance, patents, employment, tax, real estate, finance and M&A—enables us to serve as a strategic advisor through each stage of a private company’s growth.

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