SVASE Event: 'EBS: Angels And Lenders And VCs - Oh My!'
Event: 'EBS: Angels And Lenders And VCs - Oh My!'
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 At 06:00
Duration: 2 Hours
Contact Program Chair: Dana Shultz Email: [email protected]
East Bay Series “Real-life Stories of Entrepreneurial Success"
Angels and Lenders and VCs - Oh My!
April 18, 2007
6-6:30 pm: Networking
6:30-8 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A
COST (Includes buffet dinner, coffee and tea; cash bar available):
Members - $20
Affiliates who advertise this event - $20
General public - $30
Walk-ins: add $10 to rates above
LOCATION: Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA 94526 - 925-735-5700.
DIRECTIONS: Exit I-680 at Crow Canyon Road. Take Crow Canyon east approximately one mile. Turn left at El Capitan / Tahiti Drive (there are two left turn lanes – stay in the one on the right). 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.
Kevin Matsushita, Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com)
Kevin Matsushita is a vice president in Silicon Valley Bank’s Emerging Technology Practice, focused on the San Francisco and East Bay regions. In this role, Matsushita manages a portfolio of early-stage technology companies and works closely with SVB’s network of venture capital investors and strategic partners. When Matsushita joined SVB in 2001 he served large private and public companies as part of SVB’s Corporate Technology Practice. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank, Matsushita held various business development and finance positions at MediaOne and Gig.com. He also worked in corporate strategy at Universal Studios, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and business development. Matsushita began his career in banking at Continental Bank and the Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, where he was responsible for Industry Advisory Services and entertainment lending. Matsushita earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Illinois and an executive MBA from Pepperdine University.
Jim Watson, Managing Director, CMEA Ventures (www.cmeaventures.com)
Jim Watson joined CMEA Ventures as Managing Director in 2001, and is on the Board of Directors of Apriso, a provider of plant and warehouse automation solutions for the industrial sector; HassoPlattnerVentures, a German fund that hosts young, IT-driven companies and guides them into the marketplace; iSuppli Inc., a market intelligence service for the electronics supply chain; LiveOps, a provider of innovative, state-of-the-art call center solutions and a leader in the $20 billion outsourced teleservices industry; MailExpress, a provider of outsourced mail service for large commercial mailers throughout the world; Mitrix, an on-demand supply chain management software company; Odyssey Logistics, a provider of outsourced logistics management services to the chemical industry; SpikeSource, business-ready, open source solutions; and Untangle, an emerging leader in network virtualization for small- to medium-sized enterprises seeking powerful yet simple network solutions. Jim was also on the board of CMEA portfolio companies PathScale, acquired by QLogic (NASDAQ: QLGC), and Teros, acquired by Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS). Prior to joining CMEA, Jim was consultant to several professional services firms and venture capital partnerships in the areas of strategic planning and partnering, board development, and supply chain management. Mr. Watson was also one of the Founders of Monterey Bay Partners, a venture management firm specializing in high technology start-ups. Prior to that, Jim founded Skyway Systems, a high technology logistics company. Prior to Skyway, Mr. Watson was with IBM's large computer systems division where he worked with several large companies, such as United Airlines, in designing and marketing computer systems for all phases of business. Jim graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and served five years as a Navy pilot.
Jon Baird, Managing Director, TriplePoint Capital (www.triplepointcapital.com)
Jon Baird serves as Managing Director overseeing the company’s Venture Stage Group and brings more than 15 years of venture lending and commercial finance experience to his role at TriplePoint Capital. Mr. Baird most recently served as Vice President of Technology Lending at GE Commercial Finance, where he was responsible for originating, structuring and negotiating debt transactions with a range of products aimed at companies within the technology and energy sectors. Prior to GE, Mr. Baird embarked on his venture leasing and lending career when he joined Meier Mitchell & Company, the predecessor of GATX Ventures as Vice President, Originations. Mr. Baird focused on originating debt financings for privately held technology and life science companies, primarily in the Western United States. During his eight year tenure, he built a successful debt portfolio in excess of $250 million and was consistently the top producer for GATX Ventures nationwide. Prior to entering the venture finance arena, Mr. Baird worked at Sanwa Bank California, where he developed, structured and underwrote middle market transactions with an emphasis on the information technology, financial institution and apparel industries. Mr. Baird received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Arizona.
Quentin Falconer, Senior Relationship Manager, Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com)
Quentin Falconer is a senior relationship manager for SVB Silicon Valley Bank’s San Francisco and Pleasanton offices’ hardware teams. He provides and oversees commercial and merchant banking, investment management, M&A advisory and global treasury services for his portfolio of clients in the technology sector. Falconer began his commercial banking career in 1990. Prior to joining SVB Silicon Valley Bank, he held positions in corporate banking and in project finance at leading national and international financial institutions. Falconer sits on the Advisory Council for the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum and is a member of Financial Executives International. He earned bachelor’s degrees with honors in mechanical engineering and music from Tufts University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.
This event is co-sponsored by Rose Ryan, www.roseryan.com, Claremont Creek Ventures, www.claremontvc.com, Saylor & Hill Company, www.saylorhill.com and Sonnenschein Venture Technology Group, www.sonnenschein.com
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