711 Silver Lake Drive
Danville, California 94526

Main Event (ME)

Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 At 06:00 PM
Duration: 2 Hours
Contact Info:
Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA 94526

Dana Shultz
Email: [email protected]

East Bay Series “Real-life Stories of Entrepreneurial Success"

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.

The panel:
• 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’oeuvres
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 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.


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.

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