TechGC Membership Agreement
Updated as of February 13, 2019
TechGC is a private, invitation only, organization for General Counsels of leading venture capital firms and venture-backed technology companies operating under TechGC Holdings, Inc. (“TechGC”). Our mission is to drive innovation, education and mentorship in the legal industry while creating a strong peer group and community whose members support each other throughout their careers and lives.
Requirements for Membership:
Membership in TechGC shall only be available to: (i) the most senior lawyer (i.e. General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Head of Legal or the equivalent) at private venture-backed companies or venture capital funds and (ii) other individuals as determined in the sole discretion of TechGC. Each member must agree to abide by the Code of Conduct of TechGC at all times. Membership is a privilege, which is subject to annual renewal, revocation, or termination for a member’s failure to conduct himself or herself in a manner consistent with TechGC’ Membership Agreement and Code of Conduct, or the otherwise as determined by TechGC in its sole discretion. TechGC membership may be terminated or revoked at the discretion and determination of TechGC for any reason.
To Qualify For Membership, I Agree That:
I am a the most senior lawyer (i.e. General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Head of Legal or the equivalent) at a private venture-backed company or venture capital fund (“Qualifying General Counsel”) or have otherwise received approval from TechGC.
I agree that my company does not sell predominantly to in-house legal counsel or law firms.
My participation with TechGC is NOT focused on selling my products or services.
I agree to TechGC mantra of “give to get”- giving advice and expertise, not just receiving.
I agree to inform TechGC if I no longer have a Qualifying General Counsel role at a private venture backed company or venture capital fund, and the date that this occurred. Members who are in-transition and are looking for another Qualifying General Counsel may continue as TechGC members. Members who accept a non-qualifying role may be transitioned to the TechGCx, TechGC alumni programs, or other sister communities.
I understand this is a paid membership, research and continuing education club exclusively for Qualifying General Counsel.
I agree to abide by the terms and rules of this TechGC’ Membership Agreement and Code of Conduct or its updates and amendments.
I agree that non payment of annual membership fees as and when they become due will result in automatic termination of membership in TechGC.
I understand that any violation of this Membership Agreement and Code of Conduct is grounds for termination of my TechGC membership.
In connection with any TechGC program in which I serve, or have served, as a speaker or participant, (i) I consent to TechGC’s recording of its events and any presentation at its programs (including any PowerPoint slides) and to its publication, distribution, exhibition, and display, (ii) I also consent to TechGC’s reproduction, publication, distribution, exhibition, and display of my written materials submitted in connection with the program, (iii) TechGC may exercise or license these rights in all forms and media, whether now known or later developed, throughout the world, (iv) my consent is irrevocable and extends to TechGC and its successors, assigns, and licensees, and includes the right to use my name, photograph, likeness, voice, statements, and professional biography, (v) all of the rights I am giving to TechGC are nonexclusive, and nothing will prevent me from repeating my presentation and republishing my materials elsewhere, and (vi) I agree that TechGC, as the program producer, will be the copyright owner of the program recording and any associated written materials compilation.
Membership Code of Conduct
Non-Solicitation Policy: I understand and recognize that TechGC events, meetings, communication channels and other programs are for education and networking pursuits. I will not (and will not assist any other party to) solicit TechGC members or participants in TechGC programs for the sale of any products, services or events. I will not use any communication channels provided by TechGC to send communication that may be construed as an advertisement or solicitation. Potential violations of this policy may result in termination of membership and/or removal from TechGC communication channels without notice.
In making any vendor or product recommendations or referrals, I will disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest.
I will keep all communications on TechGC communication channels private and will not disclose these to third parties without the consent of TechGC.
Material deemed to be for the intended recipient only (such as our “Give to Get” surveys) shall not be shared with 3rd parties without the consent of TechGC.
If I come into possession of non‐public or otherwise confidential information about a company or other TechGC member, I will safeguard the information from the public and not intentionally or inadvertently communicate it to any person (including family members and friends) unless the person has a need to know the information for legitimate business reasons. I will not disclose confidential or proprietary information obtained as a consequence of my association with TechGC to third parties without express authorization from TechGC. I will be discreet with respect to confidential information. I will respect the privacy of other members and not provide their name to any third party without their permission.
I will promptly notify TechGC of any change in my contact information or employment status occurring after the date hereof.
I will conduct myself in a professional manner at all times.
This Agreement may be amended at any time by TechGC in its sole discretion upon prior written notice to each Member who shall have the option to opt out of TechGC membership at such time in lieu of accepting such amendment.