1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor
East Palo Alto, CA, California 94303

Event: 'VC Breakfast: Garage Technology Ventures - S/W, Services, CleanTech, Materials'

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2008 At 08:00 AM
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
[B]EVENT LOCATION:[/B] Greenberg Traurig, 1900 University Ave, 5th Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94303 Program Chair: Jai Kumar Email: [email protected]
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=1218

Garage Technology Ventures is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund. We¡¦re looking to invest in entrepreneurial teams with big ideas and a need for seed capital to turn their ideas into great companies.
We are willing to invest in unproven teams attacking unproven markets with unproven solutions. We¡¦re not interested in teams that are creating the nth solution to the same old problem nor companies who are trying to improve things by only 10 or 20 percent.
On a more tactical level, the characteristics of the companies we invest in are:
„X Sectors: Software, services, clean technology, and material sciences (not life sciences)
„X Funding: Seeking seed or early investments from $500,000 to $3,000,000
„X Geography: California or Western US based
„X Business model: requiring less than $5,000,000 to reach break even or sustainability

Bill Reichert - Managing Director
Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He sits on the Boards of CaseStack, WhiteHat, ClearFuels, cFares, and ThermoCeramix. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and is a Lifetime Charter Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs.

EVENT LOCATION: Greenberg Traurig, 1900 University Ave, 5th Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94303

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

This event is co-sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, www.gtlaw.com.

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

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=1218

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