Global Design Firm Idean Appoints Second Member Of Advisory Board

Top M&A Lawyer Joins the Advisory Board

Mar 01, 2016, 07:32 ET from Idean

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global design firm Idean has today announced the appointment of the second member of its Advisory Board, Lawrence (Larry) M. Chu. He is well-respected across North America for providing strategic and legal advice to boards, entrepreneurs and executives within technology companies, private equity and corporate governance groups, in particular in the technology and consumer verticals.

Mr. Chu is Head of Technology M&A on the West Coast for Goodwin Procter LLP and has over 17 years experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, investments, and other strategic transactions. He is recognized as one of the top 50 M&A lawyers in North America. In addition to his practice, Mr. Chu serves on a number of Advisory Boards for companies such as Zarbees, Fahrenheit 212, OLLY, and Waygum. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of

"This is fantastic news as Larry has been involved in some of the most iconic technology transactions in Silicon Valley and is a trusted advisor to cutting-edge companies. Larry has an extensive knowledge of our sector working with Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Pepsi, and Sony - as well as many successful startups like Dropcam, Nest and its investors, and," said Risto Lähdesmäki, CEO of Idean.

Mr. Chu noted: "Idean is at the forefront of what they are doing in the world of experience and interface design.  I've watched this important discipline mature and become prominent over the past few years as a core part of corporate strategy. I'm looking forward to helping them to continue to become the world's leading design firm, as they are not just creating digital products for some of the largest companies in the world, but educating them to become design leaders through their Design Leadership Academy program."

Last month, Idean announced the appointment of their first founding Advisory Board member, George Kadifa.

Idean is a global design firm creating long-lasting relationships through enchanting and elegant digital experiences. Idean was founded in Finland in 1999 and works with a number of global Fortune 500 brands. Idean is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with studios in Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Helsinki.


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