Kicking off the second year of the Quarterly Venture Breakfast Series in collaboration with PWC, the panel will discuss trends in venture investments in the Web 2.0 Consumer Internet sector.
VC investments in Web 2.0 have exploded due to low capital costs, scalability, and some lucrative exits. Steve Bengston will presend an overview of the investments in the sector and trends, and then our veteran VC panel will discuss some of the issues facing Web 2.0 companies, including:
If Microsoft buys Yahoo, will that severely damage the M&A market for Web 2.0 companies?
Are there any areas that are not already over invested?
Is Web 3.0 marketing hype?
What is the next Facebook? Is social networking dead?
Steve Bengston, Price Waterhouse
Moderator: Sylvia Burks, Pillsbury Winthrop
Andrew Braccia, Accel
Chad Kinzelberg, Scale Venture Partners
Jim Marshall, Selby Venture Partners
Brian O'Malley, Battery Ventures
Will Price, Hummer Winblad
About the Speakers:
Steve Bengston from Price Waterhouse Coopers, runs the Emerging Company Services (ECS) group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Andrew Braccia, Accel. Andrew joined Accel in 2007 bringing with him a decade of operational and leadership experience.
Sylvia Burks, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Ms. Burks focuses on the representation of established and emerging technology companies.
Brian O'Malley, Battery Ventures. Brian joined Battery in 2004 and focuses on investments in consumer Internet, digital media and enterprise software.
Will Price, Managing Director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Since joining Hummer Winblad in 2005, Will played a key role in the firm's investments.
Chad Kinzelberg, Director, Scale Venture Partners Chad is focused on Internet and enterprise software investments.
Registration Begins at 8:00am
$20 for SDForum members, $30 non-members, $0 Platinum Pass.
Official Website: http://www.sdforum.org/VentureBreakfast
Added by FullCalendar on March 14, 2008