2010 was a confusing year, full of good and bad news. VCs invested roughly $22B, up from $18B in 2009, but VC fundraising dropped from $16B to roughly $12B, so the VCs invested $10B more than they raised in 2010, an unsustainable model. Three of the top 4 sectors in 2010 - cleantech, biotech, and medical devices - all face major obstacles and spark much skepticism from many investors. Roughly 50 VC backed companies went public in the US in 2010, a 400% increase from 2009 but still a modest year from a historical perspective. Will 2011 be better, worse, or the same as 2010? Only our experts know! Come hear the answers!
8:00am - 8:30am Registration and Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am Introductions
8:45am - 9:00am Overview
9:00am - 9:45am Panel Discussion
Confirmed Speakers: Check website for updates!
Steve Bengston, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Todd MacLean, Accel Partners
Peter Sonsini, NEA
Moderator: Allison Leopold-Tilley, Pillsbury Winthrop
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Added by FullCalendar on January 7, 2011