950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304

Event: 'MAIN EVENT: SVASE And PWC Present Shaking The MoneyTree™'

Date: Thursday, September 06, 2007 At 06:00
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR Campus), 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Laura Weigant Email: [email protected]
The MoneyTree™ report is the definitive source of information on emerging companies that receive financing and the venture capital firms that provide it. As a collaboration between PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thomson Venture Economics and the National Venture Capital Association, it is the only industry-endorsed research of its kind.

Where’s the money going, and who’s putting it?

PricewaterhouseCoopers will unveil the MoneyTree™ report - a quarterly study of global venture capital investment activity - followed by a lively discussion from top venture capitalists who will explore what they perceive as the key current and future trends in venture financing, for Silicon Valley and Globally.

• What are the hot emerging Markets – consumer, business, geographic, social, entertainment?
• What are the hot emerging technologies – IT, Communications, Mobility, Medical?
• How are these interrelated?
• Who should you approach to fund YOUR idea?

The Panel:
• John Occhipinti, Managing Director, Woodside Fund
• Faysal A. Sohail, Managing Director, CMEA Ventures
• John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures

Moderator: Steve Bengston, Managing Director of Emerging Company Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers

WHEN: Thursday, September 6
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Networking and hors d’oeuvres
7:00 - 8:15 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A
8:15 - 8:30 pm: Additional networking

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR Campus), 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):Members - $20;
Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49

WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the listed price

To reserve an Exhibit Table:
Contact [email protected], $600 Members, $1,100 Non-members.

Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment on the day.

This event is co-sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, www.wsgr.com/

Speakers’ Bios

Steve Bengston, Managing Director of Emerging Company Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Steve is Managing Director of Emerging Company Services (ECS) at PricewaterhouseCoopers. ECS acts as “mentor capitalists” for young, high potential companies and assists them with a variety of services, including, Reviewing Executive Summaries/Investor Presentations, Referrals, Raising Money, Partnerships and Finding People. ECS works closely with the leading opinion leaders/influencers in the Bay Area, including venture capitalists, attorneys, bankers and other service providers that have made Silicon Valley the leading high tech center in the world.

Before joining PwC, Steve had 20 years of experience in a variety of marketing, business development and general management roles at several high tech companies in the Bay Area. Most recently, he was Pres/CEO of ynot.com, a leading international emarketing and greeting card company. Previously, he was VP Marketing & Business Development at Worldview Systems, an Internet travel pioneer. At Worldview, Steve helped launch and market Travelocity with Sabre Interactive.

Steve has a BA in Economics and MBA from Stanford University. He works closely or sits on the Advisory Board at Churchill Club, SVASE, SDForum, Financing Partners, Life Science Angels, and the Stanford/MIT Venture Lab, has taught classes on funding/running start ups at UC Berkeley, Santa Clara Law School, Hastings Law School, and Stanford, and is active in a variety of other organizations in the Bay Area targeting entrepreneurs and investors. He is a frequent moderator/panelist at both university and industry sponsored events.

John Occhipinti, Managing Director, Woodside Fund
John Occhipinti has over 14 years of experience in enterprise software technology, marketing, and sales. As Managing Director of Woodside Fund, John dedicates his expertise to the development of ventures in the enterprise software sector. John serves on the Board of Directors of Intalio (Business Process Management infrastructure software), VeriWave (Wireless LAN test equipment), and Tacit Software (Enterprise Expertise Automation software).

Prior to joining Woodside Fund, John was an early executive at Netscape Communications. Initially, John led a team that drove the company’s first significant revenues, helping launch Netscape through its initial public offering. Later, John ran Netscape’s Electronic Software Distribution and Strategic Channel Sales groups. During his tenure at Netscape, John worked closely with hundreds of early stage entrepreneurs helping build web-based e-commerce and enterprise software applications. Prior to Netscape, John worked at Oracle Corporation, marketing and selling large-scale enterprise database technologies.

John has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business, and a BA from the University of California Berkeley. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Trinity School. For leisure, John enjoys tennis, skiing, golf, and spending time with his family.

Faysal A. Sohail, Managing Director, CMEA Ventures
Faysal Sohail joined CMEA Ventures in 2002 as a Managing Director. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Applied Wave Research, Catalytic, Inovys Corporation, Pyxis Technology, Symwave, and Telsima; and Faysal previously served on the board of Alien Technology. Mr. Sohail brings with him more than a decade of senior executive experience in engineering, marketing and business development. He was CEO of Cadabra Design Automation and managed its acquisition by Numerical Technologies (NMTC) where he served as Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. Prior to Numerical Technologies, Faysal was Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Synopsys Inc. (SNPS). In 1990, he co-founded Silicon Architects, which was acquired by Synopsys in 1995. Earlier in his career, Faysal spent several years in IC design engineering and marketing positions with Actel Corporation (ACTL) and LSI Logic Corporation (LSI).

Mr. Sohail holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), where he also served on the College of Engineering Advisory Board (CEAB), and is Chairman of the Board of the San Jose Education Foundation.

John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures
John has spent the last 20 years managing, building and investing in technology and life science companies. John focuses on the intersection of the information technology and life sciences markets including bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, software and instrumentation for med-tech industries.

John serves on the board of directors of Arcxis, PropertyBridge, and Tibion Bionic Technologies. He is an Industry Fellow at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the College of Engineering as well as a member of the Advisory Council to the Lester Center's Berkeley Entrepreneurs’ Forum at UC Berkeley. He recently joined the Advisory Board for Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC), an organization which fosters entrepreneurs and technologies coming out of the national labs such as Lawrence Berkeley, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore.

Early in his career, he joined Alafi Capital, an Emeryville-based venture firm specializing in early-stage biomedical companies, where he served as an officer of the General Partner. At Alafi, John lead investments in more than a dozen successful start-ups, and served as the senior executive and board member of various firms such as Tanox, Software Ventures, Lipomatrix, and Megan Health.

In the mid-90s, together with colleague Nat Goldhaber, John helped start Cybergold, an Internet marketing and payments company, serving as the early COO and CFO through its IPO, merger with Mypoints and sale to United Airlines. John continued with the Mypoints unit of United serving as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.

Official Website: http://svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=1031

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