David Still

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Founder of Start-ups, Entrepreneur, Financier and Advisor
David's Skills
Business Development
Growth
Open to networking with people holding these skills
Technical
Background

About David

Unique advice on protecting founders of start-ups and early stage businesses, and their advisers/counsel, from the tiny personal and business landmines initially imperceptible to us that decide everything; as well as holistic stressors that destroy the personal performance of founders (80 to 90 percent of whom fail). Experience and wisdom derived from founding, raising $250 million and building a new business valued in six years by Merrill in the range of $419 to $651 million then spending over a decade in federal and state courts and agencies trying to be paid for founder’s shares.

Founded, raised $250 million of start-up capital and built $197 million business with 2,900 employees in over 30 sites in five years from launch, which was independently valued by Merrill in the range of $419 to $651 million.Largest independent bill presentment, content management, remittance business in U.S. with equity partnerships with Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Chase

Decade of plaintiff litigation (pro se and counsel-represented) in federal and state courts on private company minority management ownership legal issues. Highly specialized.

Underwrote and/or agented over $3 billion in corporate financings.

See www.davidbstill.com for detailed set of accomplishments, past experience and articles.

Work Experience

Founder

Shepherd F. Stewart LLC

January 2001 - December 2016

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