1100 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, California 94025

Jean-Francois "Jeff" Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most active seed stage investors in Web 2.0 startups. In 2007, Jeff was recognized as one of the 13 "Web 2.0 King Makers" by Business 2.0.


Since 2004, Jeff has invested in more than 20 consumer Internet companies, including:
Truveo (sold to AOL), Kaboodle (sold to Hearst Interactive), Dogster, Mint, RapLeaf, Socializr, MyBlogLog (sold to Yahoo), Userplane (sold to AOL), Buzznet, Netvibes, UStream, BrightRoll, Mashery, Satisfaction, OmniDrive, Feedster, Wikio, Mayas Mom (sold to J&Js BabyCenter), Edgeio, Loomia, Three Rings, Grouply, Active Athlete Media and SocialMedia.com.

SoftTech VC's latest fund is a $12M seed fund, aimed at investing in 30 to 40 companies over the next 2-3 years.

We'll ask Jeff what he looks for in a startup, when deciding whether to invest, and also how he evaluates a company's progress post-investment.

Tell us what you want Jeff to talk about - email [email protected] with your topics and questions. We can't promise he'll get to all of them but we'll pass them on ahead of time

$15 at the door for non-SDForum members, SDForum members no charge.

Official Website: http://www.sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=13185

Added by FullCalendar on September 6, 2008