3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California

SVASE CleanTech BIG - how new Battery & PVC technologies will turbocharge energy, autos.

Start: 09/18/2008 - 6:00pm
End: 09/18/2008 - 8:30pm

WHAT: SVASE CleanTech BIG - how new Battery & PVC technologies will turbocharge energy, autos.


WHEN: Thursday, September 18
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Networking and Business Showcase
7:00 - 8:15 pm: Round table panel discussion and Q/A
8:15 - 8:30 pm: Additional networking

WHERE: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304

WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the folowing prices

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):

Members - $20; Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49;

Business Showcase Exhibit Table – member rate: $149; non-member rate: $375
(Includes exhibit table and two tickets to the event.)

Solar Electric Energy demand has grown consistently by 20-25% per annum over the past 20 years. This has been against a backdrop of rapidly declining costs and prices. Next generation solar technologies will deliver even higher efficiencies, and next generation batteries may finally deliver on the promise by providing effective ways to store energy for use when the sun isn’t shining.

Today, the global market for "large and advanced" batteries is $8.9 billion. That is expected to increase an average of 5.1% annually to $11.4 billion by 2012, according to the report.

Next to experimental new research, the largest increase in the market is projected to come from hybrid electric vehicles, including plug-in vehicles. This segment of the market is expected to grow from $789 million to $1.5 billion, an increase of 14.3%.

This is another example of growth industries that are benefitting from the green revolution. Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have proposed programs that would increase research and development on green technologies and a new "green collar" workforce. Republican candidates have also talked about the potential of creating jobs through energy investments, though with less specificity or allegiance to clean and renewable fuel technology.

Come and participate in a lively panel discussion on the pros, cons and opportunities of next generation PVC and battery technologies!

The Panel - see below for bios:
·Next Generation Battery development
·Rajeeva Lahri, Founder & CEO, Signet Solar
·David Edwards, Partner, CleanTech Team, VantagePoint Venture Partners
·Mamoon Hamid, Principal, CleanTech Team, US Venture Partners
·Legal aspect & Moderator - Frank F. Rahmani, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP

This event is co-sponsored by Cooley Godward Kronish LLP. Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

Speaker Bios
Dave Edwards, Partner, CleanTech Team, VantagePoint Venture Partners
Dave joined VantagePoint from Morgan Stanley where he was an equity research analyst with a focus that spanned the solar, wind, efficiency, emission reduction, storage, biofuels and energy biotech markets. Previously, Dave was a partner at ThinkEquity Partners and founder of the firm’s CleanTech practice. He also served as a buy-side analyst for a hedge fund and as a partner for Charles River Ventures. Dave also worked in project finance at Kenetech Windpower and product management at Apple Computer and Macromedia. He received a BA from Yale University.

Rajeeva Lahri, Founder, President & CEO, Signet Solar
Rajeeva Lahri has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, focusing primarily on technology and operations. Most recently, Rajeeva was CTO and Executive VP of Worldwide Operations at Intersil Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high performance analog semiconductors. He was key in transforming Intersil into a high performance analog product company with significant improvement in operating performance. Prior to Intersil Corporation, Dr. Lahri had served in many operational and technology leadership positions: Senior VP of Technology and Operations at Elantec (acquired by Intersil Corp), Deputy CTO of Philips Semiconductors, and Senior VP of Corporate Technology for VLSI Technology Inc (acquired by Philips). Prior to those, he held various management and technical positions at National Semiconductor and Hewlett Packard. Dr. Lahri holds a MS degree in Physics and a Master of Technology degree in Materials Science, both from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India. In addition, Dr. Lahri holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, New York. Rajeeva is a charter member of TiE, and a founder of Fab Owners Association (FOA; www.waferfabs.org), a forum for semiconductor fabrication owners to discuss and act on specific semiconductor manufacturing issues in a cooperative environment.

Mamoon Hamid, Principal, CleanTech Team, US Venture Partners
Working at USVP combines Mamoon Hamid's three passions: technology, people and building businesses.

Mamoon joined USVP in 2005 and became a Principal in 2008. He has 11 years of experience building and investing in high growth technology businesses. His investment interests lie in IT and Cleantech areas. Mamoon led USVP's investments in box.net, and serves on the company's Board of Directors. He is actively involved with USVP portfolio companies: Optichron, Supplyframe and Zannel. He is also an advisor to Yelp.

Prior to joining USVP, Mamoon spent seven years at Xilinx (XLNX) in various marketing management and engineering roles. He was responsible for defining and implementing sales and marketing strategies that grew the company's consumer electronics and automotive market segment revenues five-fold to $100 million in a span of three years. As a System Architect at Xilinx, Mamoon was responsible for evangelizing the role of Xilinx technology in emerging markets and prior to that, as an applications engineer, he designed performance and cost optimized FPGAs which led to key design wins for the company. Previously, Mamoon has also worked for Deutsche Bank.

Mamoon holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University (graduated at age 19), an MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Frank F. Rahmani, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP

Frank F. Rahmani is a partner in the Cooley Godward Kronish Business department. Resident in the Palo Alto office, he has been with the Firm since 1997.

Mr. Rahmani has a general business and corporate law practice with an emphasis in the representation of emerging growth companies, intellectual property transactions, securities transactions, including private and public financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Rahmani has counseled companies, entrepreneurs and investors in a broad range of matters including start-up formation and spin-off transactions, assistance with obtaining early stage financing, technology acquisition and licensing matters, to later stage financings, strategic and commercial relationships, variety of public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Rahmani counsels companies in a wide range of industries including medical devices and life sciences, software, semiconductor and telecommunication equipment.

Mr. Rahmani received a J.D., from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1997, where he was on the Deans’ List and was a representative to the American Bar Association. He received a business degree from Santa Clara University.
Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Rahmani was an analyst with Intel Corporation working with the corporate finance and worldwide sales organizations.

Mr. Rahmani is a member of the State Bar of California.

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