SVASE EBS: Raising Money From VCs - The Insider's Perspective
Start: 05/19/2010 - 12:30 pm
End: 05/19/2010 - 2:30 pm
Contact Info: Dana Shultz
Email: [email protected]
Where:- Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA 94526
"EastBay Series Real-life Stories of Entrepreneurial Success"
Raising Money From VCs - The Insider's Perspective
How does raising venture capital really work? Our distinguished panel of seasoned investors and entrepreneurs will share advice about how to go through the process with less pain and more gain. Learn what matters and what doesn't on both sides of the table. From writing business plans to projecting revenue, from building the team to protecting intellectual property, find out what is required to persuade VCs to invest in your company.
John Vrionis, Principal, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Ted Driscoll, Venture Partner, Claremont Creek Ventures
Chris Sun, Associate, Storm Ventures
Bill Byun, Managing Director, Samsung Ventures America
Annette Finsterbusch, Director, Applied Ventures
Moderator: Yokum Taku, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
6-6:30 pm: Networking and Hors d' hoeuvres
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
LOCATION: Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA 94526.
DIRECTIONS: Exit I-680 at Crow Canyon Road. Take CrowCanyon 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.
Yokum Taku, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (www.wsgr.com)
Yoichiro (Yokum) Taku is a corporate and securities partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Yokum represents technology and growth companies at all stages of development, through private financings, strategic transactions, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents investors in venture capital financings. Yokum has advised numerous entrepreneurs from initial company formation to liquidity event. At any time, Yokum typically represents several start-up companies seeking venture financing, private companies that have received financing, and publicly traded companies. Yokum also leads Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Japan practice. He advises U.S. companies on their transactions in Japan, and Japanese companies on their transactions in the United States. Yokum also advises numerous companies with operations in Asia. Yokum worked at the Tokyo law firm of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in 1994 and 1995. Yokum maintains a personal blog at www.startupcompanylawyer.com.
John Vrionis, Principal, Lightspeed Venture Partners (www.lightspeedvp.com)
John is a Principal at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Prior to joining Lightspeed in 2006, John spent time as both an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He focuses on investments in datacenter infrastructure, systems and software. Most recently, John worked in product management with Determina (acquired by VMware), a security software start-up. Prior to Determina, John was an initial member of the management team at Freedom Financial Network, a financial services start-up, where he was Director of Product Management and managed channel sales. John started his career in venture capital in 1999 with ABN Amro Ventures. John holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Economics from HarvardUniversity.
Ted Driscoll, Venture Partner, Claremont Creek Ventures (www.claremontvc.com)
Ted Driscoll is a Venture Partner at Claremont Creek Ventures. He is also an active angel investor and managing director of the Sand Hill Angels, a 50-person angel group. Prior to his venture capital experience, Ted helped found five successful companies in imaging- related markets. He was founder and CEO of Be Here Technologies, a pioneer in Internet, Broadcast and Videoconferencing technologies. He served as a Division President and CTO of Diasonics, with responsibility for its MRI, ultrasound, digital X-ray, lithotripsy and acoustic ablation technology areas. He had earlier directed the Diasonics technology team that developed the first commercial MRI scanners and numerous advance in MR imaging. Previously, Ted was also Vice President of Engineering and R&D of Identix, now a world leader in fingerprint and face recognition, and Director of R&D at International Imaging Systems, an early pioneer in remote sensing. His research and patents in ultrasound therapy and acoustic hemostasis also led to the founding of another company, Therus, now partnered with Boston Scientific. Ted earned a PhD from StanfordUniversity in Digital Imaging, Masters degrees from HarvardUniversity in Computer Graphics and Remote Sensing, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Ted holds 40+ granted U.S. and foreign patents in image-related fields, with approximately 30 additional pending applications.
Chris Sun, Associate, Storm Ventures (www.stormventures.com)
Prior to joining Storm Ventures, Chris was an Analog Designer for Analog Devices in San Jose working on power management products. Previously he worked on research at Stanford in wireless, RF, and semiconductor technologies. Chris graduated from Stanford with his BSEE and MSEE.
Bill Byun, Managing Director, Samsung Ventures America (www.samsungventure.co.kr)
Bill Byun is a Managing Director of Samsung Venture Investment team, based in Silicon Valley office. Bill currently serves as a board director of GCT Semi, Phaselink, Silicon Systems, and SiGe. Bill is also an investor and a board observer of Accel Semi, Alereon, AMEC, Atrenta, Inphi, Quellan, Reactrix, Serus, Sonics and Zilker. Prior to Samsung Ventures, Bill was an operations executive with Philips Semiconductor, KLA-Tencor, and Applied Materials. Bill received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from OxfordUniversity.
Annette Finsterbusch, Director, Applied Ventures (www.appliedventures.com)
Annette Finsterbusch is a director for Applied Ventures in the Corporate Business Development group of Applied Materials since 2004, responsible for identifying, recommending and managing venture capital investments. She is also a Kauffman Fellow. Prior to joining Applied Materials, Ms. Finsterbusch was the CEO at MindShadow.com, a technology spin-out of DaimlerChrysler's Research and TechnologyCenter. Prior to that position, Ms. Finsterbusch was an investment manager for DaimlerChrysler Venture Capital since 2001, responsible for enterprise software investments. Ms. Finsterbusch also had previously worked for Applied Materials, leading its business development efforts in Russia, Belarus and Armenia from 1996 through 2000, chartering the company's first office in Moscow. Ms. Finsterbusch's philanthropic directorships include seats on both the Board of Directors for the Junior League of San Jose and the Exception Women Executives of San Jose State University. Ms. Finsterbusch received a Bachelor of Science in economics and geology from the University of Houston and a Master's in Business Administration in Strategy and Finance from San JoseState University, where she was honored with the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award in 2004.
This event is co-sponsored by Rose Ryan, www.roseryan.com, Claremont Creek Ventures, www.claremontvc.com, and Sonnenschein Venture Technology Group, www.sonnenschein.com.
Official Website: http://www.svase.org/events/ebs-raising-money-vcs-insiders-perspective
Added by svaseinfo on April 9, 2010