2765 Sand Hill Road,
Menlo Park,, California 94025

Event: 'VC Breakfast: Doll Capital Management: Focus On Software, Communications, Wireless, Network Appliances And Components'

Date: Thursday, September 28, 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=456

The featured VC will be Rob Theis, General Partner, Doll Capital Management. www.dcmvc.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 & Meyers LLP. www.omm.com.

Doll Capital Management
We invest to build the foundation for this future. We expect to be the catalyst in changing the way business is conducted. We assist entrepreneurs building world-class companies that will ultimately change how institutions and people use and live with technology.

With this vision, DCM was established in 1996. We have optimized the size of our team, the money we raise, and the investments we make -- all so that we can focus on the business of helping our portfolio companies succeed. Collectively, the DCM investing partners have over a century of investing and operational experience, and each DCM partner has experience building hyper-growth startups into billion-dollar businesses.

DCM has over $1 Billion under management and is actively seeking entrepreneurs building leading information technology companies in the Communications and Internet software/services sectors.

DCM invests primarily in early-stage domestic companies, though we do invest selectively in late-stage and international companies. Typically we are the lead investor, but we will syndicate, co-lead or co-invest based on a company's needs. DCM has made investments as small as $500K in very early stage companies, but our usual initial investment is $3 to $7 million, with an equal amount reserved for future rounds. Our total investment in any one company is generally up to $15 million.

Rob Theis
Rob Theis brings 20 years of operating experience and brings business contacts, relationships and executive management expertise from his leadership positions at explosive growth companies like New Era of Networks, Sun Microsystems, and Silicon Graphics.

Prior to joining DCM, Rob was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for New Era of Networks (NEON). During his four-year tenure, he held a wide range of executive operational roles - from sales and marketing to corporate development. Rob was instrumental in leading NEON through a successful IPO, multi-rounds of corporate financing and grew the company to $200 million in revenues.

Prior to NEON, Rob spent ten years at Sun Microsystems, where he carried out successful growth strategies in a variety of senior management roles: as Managing Director of Sun's Worldwide Financial Services Group, Rob grew Sun's revenue in the Financial Services sector to over $1 billion; as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific region, Rob managed business operations and achieved a 100 percent annual growth rate; in his early years at Sun, Rob developed and managed Sun's Computer Systems business in the Design Automation, CAD/CAM and Manufacturing markets to $400 million in revenues.

Rob spent his early career at Silicon Graphics as a product marketing manager, where he developed product strategy, marketing programs and launched SGI's workstations, and at McDonnell Douglas Corporation (Boeing) in sales.

Rob was awarded the Honors Scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a BA degree in Economics.

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 & Meyers 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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