Eric  Koester Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Eric Koester

Business Attorney
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

Eric Koester is general counsel of Appature Inc. and a former business attorney with Cooley LLP. He has started three businesses focused on environmental and technology consulting, website design, and mobile software.


Eric Koester is a business attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP and has a practice focused on emerging technology companies, venture capital firms and investment banks, with particular emphases on venture capital and bank financings, corporate partnerships, commercial agreements, intellectual property licensing, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.  He has started three businesses focused on environmental and technology consulting, website design and mobile software and has a passion for working with entrepreneurs and technology-focused thinkers.  

Eric published What Every Engineer Should Know About Starting A High-Tech Business Venture in 2009.  While some information from that book is included in Green Entrepreneur Handbook, Starting A High-Tech Business Venture contains nearly 600 pages of more information on topics including formation matters, venture capital term sheets, compensation trends, board of directors and various key insights into entrepreneurship and starting a business.  More information on the book and related topics can be found on the blog:

Eric is a graduate of the business school at Marquette University and a graduate of The George Washington University School of Law.  He has also studied the intersection between the environment and leadership.  Eric is a certified public accountant.  Eric’s wife Allison is a PhD candidate in business at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in Seattle, Washington where they both reside.  They have two pugs and enjoy travel, sports and outdoor activities in their free time. Visit Eric’s LinkedIn page at

All of the author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Startup Weekend and Kiva. More information about these nonprofit organizations can be found at



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