153 Townsend Street, Suite 800
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SVASE Event: 'Startup-U SFO: Working With The Angel Community. Angel Versus VC - Carl Showalter, Bart Schachter & Doug Renert'

Event: 'Startup-U SFO: Working With The Angel Community. Angel Versus VC - Carl Showalter, Bart Schachter & Doug Renert'

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2007 At 12:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
Location: DLA Piper 153 Townsend Street, Suite 800 San Francisco, CA 94107 Contact Name: Anne Donker Contact No: 415.378.3966 Email: [email protected]
URL: svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=731


Bart Schachter is a Managing Director of Blueprint Ventures. Bart brings 17 years of entrepreneurial, venture, and industry operating experience in communication semiconductors, wireless, and infrastructure software. He has backed and served on the boards of over 20 emerging technology companies including Covad, Copper Mountain, Media4 (EchoStar), NorthPoint, AccessLan (AFC), IteX, GlobeSpanVirata (Conexant), and Broadband Access Systems (ADC).

Bart's current investment focus includes wireless technologies, nanoelectronics, communications semiconductors, and early-stage Corporate IP Spinouts.

Bart started his venture capital career in 1996 at Intel Capital as Director of Networking and Communication Investments. He led investments spanning all areas of communications infrastructure including service providers, systems, and semiconductor companies.

His current board responsibilities include WiSpry, KeyEye Communications, AirTight Networks, Kiptronic, and LANDesk.

Bart holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

In his spare time, Bart enjoys mountain biking, playing tennis, running, and traveling with his wife and their Hungarian Vizsla. He has lived throughout the world and is fluent in three languages.


Carl Showalter is a founding partner of Opus Capital focusing primarily on networking software, systems and semiconductor investments. Previously, Carl was a General Partner with Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Carl brings more than 12 years of operating experience to Opus. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Juniper Networks, where he built and led an organization that helped grow service provider market share against Cisco from 15% to 35% in under two years. Prior to Juniper, Carl was Vice President of Dial and Broadband Services for UUNET, overseeing the 300-person, $1B division.

He also held various management positions at ANS, an AOL company, where he helped pioneer hardware-based firewalls and VPNs. Carl began his career at Bellcore, focusing on network security and data service delivery. At Bellcore, Carl's job included performing logical and physical attacks on phone companies, then helping them fix their vulnerabilities.

Carl holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MS degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.


Doug Renert is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Tandem Entrepreneurs, an early stage fund that teams its seasoned innovators with founders of its portfolio companies to build successful businesses for relatively low amounts of capital. Prior to Tandem, Doug served as CEO of Tello Corporation, a venture-backed company delivering hosted IP communications services to small and medium-sized businesses. Doug also worked as a Vice President at Oracle, where he spent a combined eight years managing the vertical industry solutions business and running corporate development in Oracle’s applications business. He was previously a corporate attorney with Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper). Doug has a JD and MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Princeton University.

Popular FAQs regarding Startup-U:

What is the cost of this event?
A $5 (member) or $15 (affiliate/non-member) registration fee, plus a $1.50 credit card processing fee, includes event and lunch, available through advanced online registration. A $10 or $20 fee is collected at the door.

What is the format of a Startup-U event typically?
Generally speaking, each event begins with an introduction by the host followed by a brief talk about SVASE and self-introductions by each of the attendees. After the introductions, the host introduces a speaker (usually 20 minute presentation, followed by group discussion) or the discussion topic; the exact format varies based on the host and that variety is what makes this event so exciting!

Who should attend?
Startup entrepreneurs, anyone thinking about forming a startup, service providers, angels and VCs active in the Silicon Valley information tech and biotech entrepreneur communities. Past participants include:

Current and aspiring entrepreneurs
Venture Capitalists, Angels and other members of the funding community
Service Providers (e.g. human resources, contract programming, etc.)
Independent Consultants (e.g. sales, marketing, engineering, etc.)

Do I need to be a member of SVASE to attend this event?
Non-members and guests of members are welcome to attend any 2 SVASE Startup-U events. Afterwards, we recommend that non-members become members of SVASE. For more information on the benefits of joining SVASE, please visit our website at www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=category§ionid=4&id=100&Itemid=109&Itemid=59. You can also join at the event itself.

What if I have more questions?
Please contact the Host for this event: Anne, Dan, Sarah or Rob at [email protected].

This event is co-sponsored by DLA Piper, www.dlapiper.com

Official Website: http://svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=731

Added by svaseinfo on April 30, 2007