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Julian L. Chan's Bio

Mr. Julian Chan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University with a degree in business economics, as well as political science. He subsequently graduated from The University of Pennsylvania Law School.

He began his career at a software services start-up, Peritus Software Services, Inc. As acting General Counsel, he helped grow it from 30 employees to a company with over 500 employees and offices in five locations and four countries and $40 million in yearly revenue. He negotiated over $100 million in complex software licenses, service agreements, service licenses and software development agreements. He managed multiple rounds of venture capital totaling in excess of $20 million. He was involved in the acquisition of several companies for a total compensation in excess of $90 million, managing the integration of their legal teams and processes under him. Mr. Chan led legal efforts resulting in a 1997 IPO on Nasdaq, which raised $60 million.

Mr. Chan later founded the Wellspring Angel Fund and the Idealflow Angel Fund along with several founders of Intel, Global Crossing, JDS Uniphase, Gemstar, and other similar companies. He ran its incubator, managed review of all potential investments, negotiated investments in twelve start-ups, and led a team of four personnel in order to develop ideas originated by partners of the fund.

Later Mr. Chan served as the C.O.O. and General Counsel for Univessence Digital Studios, Ltd, at the time one of the largest distributor of games in China, distributing exclusively games such as “World of Warcraft” and “MU”. While he was there, Univessence, a Bermuda company, grew to having over 25 subsidiaries in China, Hong Kong, Japan and the US, approximately 300 employees, and $300 million in revenue. A sample of the work handled by him includes; incorporating the parent company and several key subsidiaries; completing the complex merger of the Bermuda parent company with Junnet, Inc, a BVI company, and conducted due diligence on its 20 Chinese subsidiaries; negotiating $30 million in international venture capital financing transactions; and drafting of key agreements with major game companies such as Sega, for exclusive territorial rights to China.

For a period of four years, he oversaw production at Media Revolution LLC, at the time one of the largest interactive marketing agencies in Los Angeles with clients such as Sony, Walt Disney, Warner Bros, Nestle, Honda, Coca-cola and Kyocera. He negotiated all internet marketing agreements, entertainment marketing and distribution agreements, traditional entertainment production agreements, and wireless content creation/distribution agreements during his time there. In his private practice, he has represented a billion dollar internet retailer, many internet businesses, consumer product developers, internet marketing companies representing fortune 500 clients, several best-selling authors, film production companies, and the official North and South American representative for the Shaolin Temple. 

Mr. Chan has served as the General Counsel of the National Association of Asian American Professionals, Chairman of the Southern California Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, assistant secretary and senior advisor to the Shaolin Foundation, and as Chairman of FF Fraternity - Los Angeles Lodge. He also worked to review distressed charities on behalf of the United Way.

He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and California.