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Venture Finance SIG: Want to Pitch your SaaS product/services?

Topic: Want to Pitch your SaaS product/services offering to the VC's and the audience?

While much of the attention has been on the consumer internet and social media, there has been a steady resurgence of entrepreneurial ventures targeting the enterprise. One of the key trends is the continued delivery of application and infrastructure software as a service. For example, at the application layer, in addition to the continued launch of SaaS applications targeting various verticals and horizontal areas within companies, we are seeing the emergence of "Enterprise 2.0" companies that use techniques from social networking and other consumer oriented internet applications to enable more spontaneous, knowledge based collaboration within the enterprise. Meanwhile, innovation continues at the infrastructure layer as well. We have begun to see the emergence of "cloud computing" and "platform-as-a-service (PaaS)" offerings, which allow developers to create and deploy Web applications via the cloud which users can then access from anywhere. This is a tremendous benefit for today's IT department.

VC's believe a wave of new companies can create value delivering such services to companies, leading to a new rise of vendors and potentially the fall of some previous-generation leaders.

Join leading technology venture capital firms, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and Morgenthaler Ventures as they host an informative session that will showcase a sampling of companies targeting this space, and describe what they look for when evaluating new products for the enterprise.

$20 for SDForum members; $30 for non-members.

Official Website: http://www.sdforum.org/VFSIG

Added by FullCalendar on November 11, 2008