Issac Vaughn Managing Director, SC Investments Consulting, LLC
Issac Vaughn has had a long career in Silicon Valley, first as a lawyer with Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati ("WSGR"), a preeminent technology and venture capital legal firm and subsequently as a business development professional and investor. Mr. Vaughn is the Managing Director of SC Investments Consulting, LLC ("SC"), a sports, media and technology focused consulting company founded by Mr. Vaughn and NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott in 2007. SC's business activities include consulting and advisory services, investing and corporate partnering. SC's investments include Yardbarker, Inc., operator of the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web, which was acquired by Fox Sports Interactive Media in 2010 and True Capital Management, a global wealth management firm that was created to service the financial needs of professional athletes, entertainers and other high net worth individuals.
Prior to joining SC, Mr. Vaughn was a partner at WSGR, where he co-led a group that worked with technology, education, Internet and life sciences companies through all stages of their growth, and venture capitalists and investment bankers. Mr. Vaughn specialized in the areas of corporate and securities law, including general corporate representations, venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. As a strategic business partner, Mr. Vaughn and his group offered focused resources and capabilities to meet the most critical needs of startup and emerging growth companies, including making introductions to angel investors, financiers, venture capitalists, and corporate partners. He was frequently called upon to structure and negotiate mergers and acquisitions, licensing arrangements and strategic corporate alliances, as well as other innovative financing arrangements. While practicing, Mr. Vaughn received many honors and awards, including being named as one of the top 20 lawyers under the age of 40 by California Law Business, a Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine and one of America's Top Black Lawyers by Black Enterprise Magazine.
Mr. Vaughn received his B.A. from Santa Clara University and his J.D. from The University of Michigan.