100 Spear Street, Suite 935
San Francisco, California 94105

Event: 'VC Breakfast: Gabriel Venture Partners: Focus On Networking, Communications, Wireless, Infrastructure Software And Systems'

Date: Thursday, December 21, 2006 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
CONTACT: 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=652

The featured VC will be Scott Chou, General Partner, Gabriel Venture Partners. www.gabrielvp.com/

EVENT LOCATION: The Jackson Hole Group, 100 Spear Street, Suite 935, San Francisco, CA 94105

This event is co-sponsored by Bridges, SF LLC www.bridgessf.com. and Jackson Hole Group, www.jacksonholegroup.com

Gabriel Venture Partners
Gabriel Venture Partners ® is an early-stage venture capital firm committed to building capital-efficient market leaders of tomorrow by actively assisting entrepreneurs in technology and technology-enabled businesses. Gabriel is based in Silicon Valley and has over $260 million under management. Gabriel's investment team consists of seasoned technology entrepreneurs and industry executives, each with international operating experience and strong domain expertise. Representative investments include Placeware (acquired by Microsoft), NetScaler (acquired by Citrix), and Iridigm (acquired by Qualcomm), as well as India investments such as Allsec (IPO), IL&FS Investsmart (IPO), and Provogue (IPO).

With a mission of creating future industry leaders by assisting entrepreneurs, Gabriel Venture Partners is a "hands-on" venture capital firm that leverages the deep operating experience of its team to grow equity value in our portfolio companies. We take great pride in knowing that any one of our portfolio company CEOs could attest to Gabriel's assistance throughout key growth cycles in the company's history, and our passion in leveraging our collected experience, resources, and discipline through best-practice investment processes to build tomorrow's market leaders.

As an early-stage fund, we believe in focusing our investments in areas that we not only know well but can also bring relevant resources and networks into play to create rapid and valuable growth for our portfolio companies. Our core areas of investment are Networking, Communications, and Information Technologies with specific market emphasis in Wireless, Infrastructure Software & Systems, and Enterprise Software & Services. We currently manage two funds from our offices in Silicon Valley and the Mid-Atlantic Region, with a portfolio of companies located primarily on the West and East Coasts.

Scott Chou
Scott Chou joined Gabriel Venture Partners in 2000, bringing a broad base of experience in venture capital, technology, and startup operations to the Firm. His extensive experience working with early stage technology ventures is a direct reflection of his passion for introducing innovations to society. Scott leads Gabriel's Disruptive Technologies practice and proactively manages relationships with universities as well as corporate and government labs in search of groundbreaking innovations with enormous market potential.

Scott entered the venture capital arena via the Kauffman Fellows Program, a prestigious fellowship in venture capital awarded annually to a select number of recipients. He completed his fellowship at Onset Ventures, a groundbreaking firm in seed capital investing. Scott currently serves as Chairman of the Kauffman Fellows Alumni Association. He is also the author of Maxims, Morals, and Metaphors: A Philosophical Guide to Venture Capital , a popular book used in teaching the art of venture capital.

Scott joined his first startup as a software developer while still in high school, working on a small business accounting package. He has since worked for five other technology ventures as well as world-renowned research and development organizations. At Bellcore, Scott conducted pioneering research in broadband packet switching for the Internet. At IBM, he received an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for his design work in enterprise storage systems. Scott was also instrumental in the launch of the handheld computing market while working at Poqet Computer, a startup later acquired by Fujitsu. From there, he founded Memory Card Associates, a systems integration firm focused on portable computing. Most recently, Scott was the founding manager of the engineering and manufacturing organizations within Integrated Computing Engines (ICE), a venture-backed startup in the graphics workstation market.

Scott is a director in three Asia-Pacific joint ventures launched by U.S.-based portfolio companies. These ventures typify Gabriel's strategy of assisting companies with outsourcing and business development in Asia-Pacific. Scott speaks Mandarin Chinese and splits time between his San Francisco and Shanghai residences.

Education and Honors
MS – Engineering, Stanford University (full fellowship)
MS – Computer Science, Harvard University (full fellowship)
BS – Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (with honors)

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

This event is co-sponsored by Bridges, SF LLC www.bridgessf.com. and Jackson Hole Group, www.jacksonholegroup.com

CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693

LOCATION: The Jackson Hole Group, 100 Spear Street, Suite 935, San Francisco, CA 94105

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=652

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