Professor David Willbrand has a passion for spreading his combined knowledge of law and the startup environment with others. He teaches at many institutions, including the University of Michigan Law School as well as the Ohio State University, Syracuse University and University of Cincinnati Colleges of Law. His courses include Mergers and Acquisitions and Startups, Venture Capital, and Private Equity.

In his personal work, Professor Willbrand is the first Chief Legal Officer of Pacaso Inc., the fastest company to reach “unicorn” status. Before joining Pacaso, he founded, grew and chaired one of the most prominent startup and venture capital legal practices in the Midwest.

He’s the author of “Seed Deals: How to Grow from Startup to Venture Capital,” and he also serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Miami University.