Michael Hagele went to the University of Iowa for his bachelor’s degree and later received a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He started working at Fenwick & West LLP’s licensing and online commerce group offices at Silicon Valley. He later began working as a general counsel for venture capital backed internet firms managing legal issues such as corporate governance, intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, employment, as well as stock option plan administration. Michael Hagele is widely conversant with commercial agreements involving promotional and marketing arrangements, analysis, sale and purchases of intellectual property portfolios, and corporate financing. View Michael Hagele’s profile on linkedin.
Being an independent attorney with working experience, he found out that small practices result in better services and with that, he started his consultancy firm. He offers high-quality legal services to technology-related firms in biotechnology, defense, internet, and aerospace. He is a broadly experienced expert in developing, licensing, distribution of technology agreements, negotiating, drafting and closing them both locally and internationally.
His business growth and success comes from a firm belief of never giving up. Michael Hagele says persistence is the key to actualizing ideas into business realities. He notes that with iteration, entrepreneurs develop and attain some of the best outcomes, if they challenge assumptions, while at the same time using new information and opportunities as they come. With technology businesses, he notes this process cannot be overlooked.
Artificial intelligence is a trend that is exciting Michael Hagele, especially its diverse applications such as genetic programming. As an adviser and investor, he says that one such use is in a non-profit company that has sought to identify the best and most productive way to use funding. Focusing on overlooked program impacts using machine learning algorithms, they come up with patterns and learning tips that can be used to expand programs, minimize costs, as well as create a foundation that will ensure program results are optimized.
To be successful as an entrepreneur, Michael Hagele advises on putting clients’ interests first, since their life or business lies in your capacity to deliver the best. This gives him purpose even if it comes with a lot of pressure of thinking the best possible way of making a client’s life better.