2765 Sand Hill Road,
Menlo Park, CA 94025, California 94205

Event: 'VC Breakfast: Diamondhead Ventures: Focus On Internet Infrastructure And Enterprise Computing'

Date: Thursday, June 01, 2006 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=366

The featured VC will be Raman Khanna, Founding Managing Director, Diamondhead Ventures. dhven.com/

EVENT LOCATION: Law Offices of O'Melveny & Myers, 2765 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

This event is co-sponsored by O'Melveny & Myers LLP www.omm.com.

Diamondhead Ventures
Building a successful company takes more than just an investment of capital. It requires a mix of savvy business advice, access to key technology resources, and an entrée to industry partners. And that's what Diamondhead Ventures is all about.

Diamondhead Ventures is focused on investing in information technology companies with substantial intellectual property that is unique and disruptive, e.g., technology that is being developed with potential to perform ten times better than what is currently available in the marketplace. We typically invest in seed, first or second round institutional financings. As in the past, we believe that several of our investments opportunities will come from technology being spun out of leading research universities.

Diamondhead Ventures is dedicated to helping innovators bring great technologies to market quickly and successfully, and we have the track record to prove we can do just that. Our investment team has over 40 years of successful IT experience. We've grown and launched industry leaders including 3COM, ELoan, Harmonic, Extreme Networks and SupportSoft.

Diamondhead Ventures' team includes a world-class network of corporate partners, including: Oracle, Sun Microsystems, TeliaSonera, HCL Technologies, Foxconn, and Fujitsu. Our Advisory Board is committed to providing our entrepreneurs with business mentoring, resources and industry contacts.

We're looking for opportunities in the private sector and in leading research universities. We believe that university research represents a highly promising source of next-generation technology, and we're focusing our resources on supporting innovation in this environment. Of course, we're also actively seeking promising technologies generated within the commercial sector to complement our university-based portfolio.

Raman Khanna
Raman Khanna is an experienced executive with over 24 years of experience in Internet infrastructure and enterprise computing. He has been involved with more than 25 start-ups in roles such as investor, board member and advisor.

In June 2000, Raman co-founded Diamondhead Ventures. Raman is actively involved in the following Diamondhead portfolio companies: Cavium Networks, Reactivity, firstRain, Orative, PassMark and Serus.

In the past, Raman has served as an advisor to many companies including Berkeley Networks (acquired by Fore Systems), Siara Networks (acquired by Redback), Terabeam, SupportSoft (IPO), Selectica (IPO), Luminous Networks, Mergent Systems (acquired by CommerceOne) and Portola Communications (acquired by Netscape). Raman also served on the Board of Entercept Security Technologies, acquired in May 2003 by Network Associates for $120M.

Prior to co-founding Diamondhead Ventures, Raman worked at Stanford University for 16 years in various roles, including Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Executive Director of Computing and Communications. As Stanford's CIO, Raman managed an organization of 450 professionals responsible for deploying and managing Stanford's entire IT infrastructure and applications that support Stanford's business and academic activities. During Raman's CIO tenure, the University's IT infrastructure consisted of 50,000 network nodes and 35,000 phone lines.

Raman was one of the early believers and adopters of the Internet and is also a central member of the Internet 2 project. Raman is a charter member of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE), a global network of primarily Indian entrepreneurs. He was a member of the Working Council for CIOs and other professional groups that brought together CIOs from large IT organizations. He has also served on advisory boards of global corporations such as Microsoft, Dell and Sun Microsystems.

Raman has earned an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Delhi University and Masters degrees in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and Business Administration from Golden Gate University.

COST: $25 SVASE Members; $39 Affiliates; $49 Non-members. This event is for ENTREPRENEURS ONLY, BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY.

This event is co-sponsored by O'Melveny & Myers LLP www.omm.com.

CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693
LOCATION: Law Offices of O'Melveny & Myers, 2765 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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