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John Scrudato Iv

John Scrudato Iv

Attorney at Law

New York
New York
Licensed in
University of Michigan
Proven track record as a business adviser and attorney in the venture capital space. I am a former co-founder and understand the needs and concerns of founders. I'm also an engineer. I've been in your shoes and can help you navigate the process of starting a company and getting it financed. My experience in product development and technology commercialization efforts means that you'll be getting more than just legal advice - I understand how the pieces fit together. Please contact me for a free consultation.

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Work History

Gunderson Dettmer

Corporate Associate

Oct 2016 - Jan 2018

• Led due-diligence and coordinated foreign counsel diligence for underwriter-side tech IPO
• Drafted financing documents, edited pro forma, and coordinated with investors for $300M Series E Financing and Tender Offer of private Company with $1+ Billion valuation.
• Closed numerous VC financings from Series Seed to Series E.
• Represented a client acquired by Nokia for more than $100M.

Oct 2016 - Jan 2018

Mercury Fund

ZEAL Fellow

Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

• Worked with principals at Mercury Fund and Invest Detroit to screen venture capital investments, conduct due diligence, and build financial models for investments in alternative finance, connected vehicles, and the internet of things.

Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

Mac Arthur Corporation

Tauber Operations Consultant

May 2014 - Aug 2014

• Collaborated with Mac Arthur's CEO to develop a go-to-market strategy to enter the high- growth, printed electronics space.
• Researched emerging manufacturing processes for printed electronics, identified the best-fit, and successfully implemented pilot production of a printed electronic sensor.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Detroit Venture Partners

Summer Associate

May 2013 - Jul 2013

• Assisted with investment due diligence and screening process.
• Assisted with portfolio company operations and management, including product design, market research, and customer discovery.

May 2013 - Jul 2013

Connecticut Technology Council

Innovation Consultant

May 2012 - Aug 2012

• Analyzed thousands of venture capital deals; contacted, approached and interviewed over 20 Connecticut-based VCs to benchmark the State's funding climate against hotspots such as Silicon Valley and Boston.
• Drafted final 50-page report used by stakeholders to help CTC implement the $5 million "Innovation Ecosystem" initiative.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Scaled Liquid Systems


Oct 2010 - Aug 2012

• Developed a modular design for a scalable, high-efficiency rack mount server cooling system which led to the creation of the company and a provisional patent.
• Identified funding sources and co-wrote business plan, resulting in selection for a $200,000 technology commercialization package from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.
• Pitched to numerous VCs and received $65,000 in seed funding.

Oct 2010 - Aug 2012

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