Sean Valle


As a bioengineer, policy analyst, and lawyer by training, Sean enjoys helping growing businesses tackle barriers to innovation. At Fourscore, Sean primarily assists emerging growth companies with business organization and governance, early-stage financing, intellectual property licensing, and other corporate issues. Additionally, Sean helps industry organizations, policy advocates, and nonprofits draft legislation and policy affecting business development.

Prior to joining Fourscore, Sean practiced as an attorney at Wyrick Robbins Yates and Ponton LLP in Raleigh, worked with the Duke Angel Network and counseled university spin-outs through the Startup Ventures Clinic at Duke. He also served as a policy analyst at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and the J. Craig Venture Institute. Sean has worked in several genetics and bioengineering labs and once programmed yeast to produce raspberry scents.

Outside of work, Sean enjoys hiking, painting, and creative writing. He is also learning Krav Maga, which he promises to use for good.


North Carolina

Professional/Community Activities:

Member, North Carolina State Bar and Tenth Judicial District Bar
Member, North Carolina Stanford Alumni Club Board
Member, North Carolina Bar Association
Member, Wake County Bar Association
Member, Young Lawyers Division
Member, Business Law Section
Member, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network


Stanford University, B.S. in Biosynthetic Engineering, Honors in Ethics in Society
Duke University School of Law, J.D.

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