Event: 'VC Breakfast: Gabriel Ventures, Focus Disruptive Technologies'
Date: Thursday, February 07, 2008 At 08:00 AM
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Location: Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, 390 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301-1431 VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
Gabriel Venture Partners® is an early-stage venture capital firm committed to fostering innovation by actively assisting entrepreneurs in technology and technology-enabled businesses. Gabriel seeks investment opportunities in capital-efficient companies that have the potential to be market leaders. 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).
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.
EVENT LOCATION: Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, 390 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301-1431
COST: $25 SVASE Members; $39 Affiliates; $49 Non-members. This event is for ENTREPRENEURS ONLY, BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY.
This event is co-sponsored by Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, www.townsend.com.
CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693
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