Mark Cameron White

Mark Cameron White
Partner
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Mark White is a founding partner of White Summers Caffee & James LLP (formerly White & Lee), and leads the firm’s international practice. Mark represents emerging growth, mid-stage and mezzanine stage companies and investment funds on all matters relating to the formation, financing, growth and liquidity of technology-based enterprises. Over the span of 20 years Mark has represented companies in well over 500+ financings and over 200+ acquisitions. He represents and advises companies on a wide variety of transactional matters, including business and legal issues as they pertain to complex strategic and venture financings, acquisitions, and licensing and distribution arrangements. Mark’s practice principally covers corporate, technology, financing and corporate partnering matters for a wide variety of private and public company clients. He regularly advises companies on strategic positioning, business model and revenue generation issues, the preparation of investment materials and presentations, and the structure of complex corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, divestitures, consolidations and commercial partnerships. Mark also represents investment funds on formation issues and regularly represents investors in making portfolio investments.

NOTABLE COMPANY CLIENTS

Domestic Companies
Tesla Motors
Hotmail
EDA Consortium
Turpitude
Tynax
Anki
Velocity 11
3ware
NuvoMedia
eOnTheGo
Aurora Technologies
Arrayent Technologies
Freeline Sports
Bluehawk Networks
Nano Integrated Solutions
CloudCamp
Fastscale Technologies
HotLink
EV Dynamics
Soleeva
GoSmart
IO Turbine
International Companies
Prezi (Hungary)
Looppa (Israel & Argentina)
FinaTech (France & Morocco)
SkyGem (China)
Open-E (Germany & Poland)
Genigraph France)
DChain (Panama)
Adsovo (France)
A-PowerCap Technologies (Ukraine)
China-Ona (China)
Business First Connect (UK)
Flatfrog Technologies (Sweden)
R2IS (France)
RealSec (Spain)
Bristlecone (India)
neo Technologies (Sweden)
PocketGude (Hungary)
Seedups (Ireland)
IdeaTeca (Spain)
Wormhole (Argentina)
Data Solutions (Columbia)

 

NOTABLE INVESTMENT FUNDS

U.S. Based Funds
New Enterprise Associates
Leap Frog Ventures
Bluerun Capital
Band of Angels
Silicon Ventures
ATA Ventures
International Funds
ChinaVest – China
Sunstone Capital – Denmark
FinaVentures – France
TechInvest – Ukraine
Fidelity Venture Capital – Europe
Conor Venture Capital – Finland
Bootstrap Labs Fund – Nordic + E. Europe
Chalmers Innovation Fund – Sweden
Enveready – Spain

 

NOTABLE ACQUIRORS OF CLIENT COMPANIES

Zynga
Ingram Micro
OmniVision
EMC
AMCC
Gemstar
Intel
Google
Rambus
Progress Software
Microsoft
Accenture
Fusion IO

 

SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Digital media
Internet communities
Mobile communications
Cloud computing
Branded products & services
EDA software
Electric cars & components
Health care & medical devices
Ad networking
Hosted services
Social networking & MMO games
Consumer devices & networking
Enterprise software
Semiconductors & services
Non-profit trade organizations

 

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

Tynax
Cocoa Planet
Swedish American Chamber of Commerce
IPextreme

Mark is a founder and a Managing Director of Wampumm LLC– which is a business consulting affiliate of White Summers. He has written numerous papers on matters affecting pre-public companies and investors and has spoken on these topics in seminars and conferences organized by IE Business School (Madrid), Technologico de Monterrey (Mexico), Spain Tech Center, the SV Forum, the Northern California Association of Harvard Business School, the International Angels Institute, the Asian Business Association, the EDA Consortium and other groups. Mark has also spoken on these topics in Spain, Hungary, Mexico, Singapore, the People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, Australia, and Canada. He was the organizer of the “Soup to Nuts” seminar series, the “Executive Leadership” case study series, and the “Business Books that Matter” series with the SV Forum, and the “Silicon Forest Forum” technology management conference with Intel Capital in the Pacific Northwest. Mark is also regularly invited to be a judge in technology company competitions globally and in the United States.

Prior to co-founding White-Summers in 1996, Mark formed two other law firms: White & Altman, and the firm of Carr, DeFilippo, White & Ferrell. Mark started his legal career as an attorney in the Silicon Valley offices of Cooley Godward and Fenwick & West. Prior to his legal career, Mark founded and worked as the Managing Director of the International Trade division of the Harper Group, a Fortune 500 company – and was the founder and Int’l President of Campamericana, a global travel operator based in Brussels, Belgium.

Mark is an avid golfer, runner and oarsman….and an aspiring fly fisherman.

Education

University of California at Berkeley – Boalt Hall School of Law
J.D., 1987

Harvard University, Graduate School of Business
M.B.A., 1979

Rutgers College, Rutgers University
BA, Economics, 1977 – Phi Beta Kappa

Eagleton Institute of Politics

Bar Admissions

California

Awards

Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 by Super Lawyers magazine (independent research by Law & Politics).