Zach Shulman teaches courses on venture capital and law for high-growth businesses. Shulman is also currently a managing partner at Cayuga Venture Fund, a venture capital firm located in Ithaca, New York.
Before coming to Johnson in 2002, Shulman served as general counsel and chief investor relations officer of Spike Broadband Systems, where he was responsible for general oversight of Spike's legal function, including negotiating and closing strategic and business relationships; strategizing, negotiating and closing fund-raising efforts; investor relations; and various human resource matters. While at Spike, Shulman negotiated and closed more $80 million in venture capital financing.
Prior to joining Spike, Shulman was an associate at the law firm of Harris Beach in Ithaca, New York. At Harris Beach, Shulman focused his practice on representing private and public corporations in a wide range of capacities, including equity financing via private placements and venture capital, bank financing, mergers and acquisitions, and the establishment of corporate governance policies, including advising boards of directors and executive management. Before Harris Beach, Shulman was an associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston, Massachusetts, where he represented predominantly public companies in equity and debt offerings, commercial lending, Securities and Exchange Commission compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation matters. Shulman participates in the university-wide Entrepreneurship@Cornell (E@C) initiative and serves on numerous advisory boards for groups affiliated with Cornell and the local community. He earned a bachelor of science from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and graduated from Cornell University Law School, magna cum laude.