SVASE East Bay Series: What’s Hot – What VCs Like and Why
Start: 11/16/2011 - 6:00 pm
End: 11/16/2011- 8:00 pm
Dana Shultz, [email protected]
Cell: 510 326-2123
Kevin Matsushita, SAP, [email protected]
Christina Ellwood, Moreland Associates, [email protected]
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive
Danville, CA 94526
To build a fundable company, you need to know the areas that investors are focusing on. Venture capitalists specialize in identifying important and lucrative opportunities before they become trends. So, what are VCs intrigued by today? Where will their money be invested? What is the effect of recent economic conditions?
Learn what you will need to build a company that capitalizes on the latest developments.
Brent Ahrens, Canaan Partners
Additional panel members to be announced!
Moderator: Terence N. Church, Morgan Miller Blair
When: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
6-6:30 pm: Networking and Buffet Dinner
6:30-8 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A
Pre-registration closes 9 AM the day of the event.
Cost: (Includes buffet dinner, coffee and tea; cash bar available)
Members - $25,Affiliates who advertise this event - $25
General Public - $35
Walk-Ins: Add $10 to rates above
Locations: Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA 94526.
Directions: Exit I-680 at Crow Canyon Road. Take Crow Canyon east approximately one mile. Turn left at El Capitan, then take the first right to the guard gate. After checking in at the gate, take the third left turn (just past the tennis courts) into the clubhouse parking lot.
DRESS: Business casual or business attire, please - no jeans or shorts allowed.
Brent Ahrens, General Partner, Canaan Partners (www.canaan.com)
Brent Ahrens invests in cutting edge medical technologies, diagnostics and therapeutic treatments. Since joining Canaan in 1999, Brent has led successful investments in novel companies such as Cerexa (FRX), one of the largest private biotech M&As in history; DexCom (DXCM), a pioneer in sensor technologies that wirelessly transmit glucose readings to patients and their doctors; Peninsula Pharmaceuticals, developer of antibiotic medications to treat life-threatening infections (JNJ), acquired by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary; Revivant, a cutting edge medical device company acquired by ZOLL, and Calixa, which develops hospital-based antibiotics to treat infections resulting from resistant strains of bacteria, acquired by Cubist (CBST). Prior to joining Canaan, Brent honed his operational and investing skills at a variety of top tier companies, including General Surgical Innovations, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and IAP Research, a developer of technologies for defense and industrial applications. Brent earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton. Brent has been named to the Forbes Midas List, a prominent list ranking the best dealmakers in technology and life sciences; he is also an alumnus of the prestigious Kauffman Fellows Program.
Terence N. Church, Principal, Morgan Miller Blair (www.mmblaw.com)
Terry Church has more than 25 years’ experience helping a broad spectrum of business and technology clients address and manage their complex licensing and commercial transactions. Terry is the Vice Chair of the firm’s Business & Technology Group and serves as a legal advisor to technology and non-technology clients, ranging from emerging growth to mature companies. He works with clients in securing and protecting trademark, copyright and trade secret intellectual property rights. He is experienced in structuring, negotiating and drafting strategic partner agreements and technology licensing agreements for both semiconductor and software sectors. He also advises clients regarding channel strategy, distributor agreements and purchase and supply contracts. In addition, Terry supports clients’ corporate compliance needs and franchise relationships. Prior to joining Morgan Miller Blair, Terry was Of Counsel at Silicon Valley Law Group. He also has worked as a senior legal executive at PeopleSoft, Cisco Systems, British Gas and LSI Logic, as a litigation attorney with Cooley Godward and managed litigation for McKesson Corporation.
Official Website: http://www.svase.org/events/east-bay-series-what-s-hot-what-vcs-and-why
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