Funding Strategies from Seed to Exit – panelist
Friday, January 16, 12:45 PM
David Ruder is VP, Corporate Development for RPX Corporation. Mr. Ruder was part of the original team at RPX having joined the company at its launch in 2008. He currently works on strategic opportunities for RPX including potential investments and new business opportunities. As part of that, he led the creation of RPX’s insurance company including structuring the business and securing reinsurance partnerships.
Mr. Ruder began his career working as an investment banker on Wall Street, helping companies in the consumer and entertainment sectors raise capital or engage in M&A transactions. He went on to practice intellectual property law for Kirkland & Ellis, working on M&A due diligence, patent licenses, and software development agreements. He has significant intellectual property transaction experience as co-founder and CEO of River West Brands LLC as well as positions in the M&A advisory practice of Ocean Tomo and patent investment firm Altitude Capital Partners.
Mr. Ruder received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, his JD from the Northwestern University School of Law, and his BA from Williams College.