Michael Hagele is the general counsel for a grouping of tech companies in the biotechnology, defense, internet and aerospace industries. He is additionally an investor and founder in the technology, hospitality and restaurant industries. He is experienced in hardware, software, telecommunications, international and domestic internet, development and distribution agreements, licensing, closing and drafting technology and negotiating. Mr. Hagele has additionally gained experience in commercial agreements, corporate financing, marketing and promotional arrangements and the analysis, purchase and sales of intellectual property.
Michael Hagele has previously served numerous internet companies with a venture capital backing and managed legal affairs. This includes employment issues, intellectual property strategy, acquisition and merger activity, stock option plan administration and corporate governance. He served the Licensing and Online Commerce Group for Fenwick & West LLP in the Silicon Valley offices. Hagele attended the University of California at Berkeley and earned his J.D.
According to a recent interview, Michael Hagele begins his days with his technology clients. This usually involves legal counseling regarding intellectual or general property. He then reviews and drafts contracts and technology licensing agreements.
He takes a break during the afternoon for road or mountain bike racing. This is when his creativity flows and often results in the idea for a new approach regarding the issues of a client. When he goes back to his office he has a fresh outlook he finds helpful. The rest of his afternoons are spent handling his client’s issues and resolving ongoing matters. Some of his investment partners are located overseas so he checks on progress and strategy during the evening. He believe the key is tenacity and he never gives up. He incorporates new information, challenges assumptions and looks for new opportunities.
Artificial Intelligence excites Michael Hagele. He finds the genetic programming and the varied applications very exciting. He is both an advisor and an investor to a company identifying the most effective use for funding through an application. The application is intended for nonprofit organizations, and uses artificial intelligence to find obscured data relationships and patterns found with machine learning algorithms.
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