2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304

Event: 'VC Breakfast: Onset Ventures: Focus On Enterprise Applications And Infrastructure Software, Communications, Networking, Medical Technology'

Date: Thursday, February 08, 2007 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
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VC Breakfast: Onset Ventures: Focus on Enterprise Applications and Infrastructure Software, Communications, Networking, Medical Technology

The featured VC will be Susan Mason, General Partner, ONSET Ventures. www.onsetventures.com/

EVENT LOCATION: Pillsbury Winthrop, 2475 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1114

This event is co-sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP. www.pillsburylaw.com.

ONSET Ventures
ONSET helps transform great ideas into successful businesses. We can partner with you at the earliest stages, getting in the trenches with you to help identify markets, build business models, and find the ideal management team. And if you're an experienced business ready to take a leap forward, ONSET can provide you with the resources and perspectives to help make that happen. With over $700 million under management, seven successful funds launched, and over 100 companies backed since 1984, our approach is proven. It's our active collaboration that makes us different—we call it "venture craftsmanship"—and it's why so many entrepreneurs choose to work with ONSET again and again.

Venture Craftsmanship
At Onset, we believe in collaboration. Over 20 years of experience tells us that companies have a greater chance of success when guided by people who have built similar businesses before. Venture craftsmanship is a hands-on, personal collaboration.

Active Partnership
ONSET always engages with a commitment to help entrepreneurs develop business strategies and solve the problems companies face at all stages of growth. We invest in fewer companies so we're able to actively support each partner with our proven venture craftsmanship approach. It means we're ready to tackle every issue—from finding a great CTO or planning a clinical trial strategy, to developing a business model and building an effective partner network.

Early Involvement
We specialize in incubating ideas—working with inventors and entrepreneurs to test theories and find applications. We provide funding at every step of the way, from seed money to later-stage funding. We know you want to change the world with your ideas, and we want to help make it happen.

Proven Track Record
With over $700 million under management, ONSET has the financial resources to match the strong personal commitment of each of our partners. We focus exclusively on information and medical technologies, investing solely in companies where we believe that we can add value far beyond financial capital.

ONSET has backed over 100 companies since 1984, focusing on early-stage and select later-stage enterprises in business-to-business markets. We have an enviable track record: over 80% of ONSET investments have gone on to achieve successive levels of financing, significantly higher than the industry at large.

Susan Mason
Susan Mason came to ONSET Ventures in 1996 after holding positions in high technology engineering, marketing and business development. Susan most recently led a successful consulting practice, helping Fortune 100 corporations capitalize on emerging markets and technologies. Early in her career, she held positions in marketing and engineering design of high-performance systems and microprocessors for Fujitsu Microelectronics, Fairchild Semiconductor and NCR Microelectronics.

At ONSET Ventures, Susan specializes in hardware and software investments in the communications, networking and security arenas. She currently serves on the boards of Brilliant Networks, ClariPhy Communications, Glimmerglass, Lumenare Networks, Obopay, PacketMotion and SS8 Networks.

Susan received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado and her MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Susan is a Kauffman Fellow and a founding board member of the Center for Venture Education.

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

This event is co-sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP. www.pillsburylaw.com.

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

LOCATION: Pillsbury Winthrop, 2475 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1114

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