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

Event: 'VC Breakfast: Panorama Capital Ventures - Focus On Life Sciences And Technology'

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2007 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
URL: svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=1072

VC Breakfast: Panorama Capital Ventures - Focus On Life Sciences and Technology

The featured VC will be Michael Jung, Principal, Panorama Capital Ventures. www.panoramacapital.com

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

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

Panorama Capital Ventures

Panorama Capital was founded in 2005 to create an independent venture firm that will invest primarily in high-growth, development-stage life sciences and technology companies. We intend to utilize our team's extensive experience, track record and investment discipline to continue the successful life sciences and technology investment strategy executed during our tenure at JPMorgan Partners (JPMP).

Since 1984, JPMP managed a multi-billion dollar global private equity portfolio funded primarily with capital from JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) that combined both venture and buyout investments in a single portfolio.

In late 2001, JPMP raised J.P. Morgan Partners Global Investors Fund I, L.P. ("JPMP Global Fund I") allowing significant institutional investor participation alongside JPMC for the first time. In March 2005, JPMC announced that the JPMP team would become independent upon the completion of the investment period for JPMP Global Fund I and in 2006 agreed to support the formation of Panorama Capital which is the successor to the venture capital program of JPMP Global Fund I.

Panorama Capital is managed by a seasoned group of life sciences and technology investors who collectively possess over 200 years of investment and industry experience and have invested through multiple economic cycles. Importantly, we have worked together for many years and contribute complementary skills and experiences to the firm. In addition to extensive investing experience, the Panorama Capital team possesses broad experience as executives, entrepreneurs, engineers, and physicians. This collective experience gives Panorama Capital a powerful combination of technical, entrepreneurial, operational, and transactional expertise to help foster the development of our portfolio companies.

Our approach seeks to identify and invest in companies that will provide the best return opportunity regardless of the stage of company maturity. This strategy starts with careful evaluation of a company's fundamentals, including: team; market opportunity; technology and product; competitive landscape; business model; capital requirement; and investment return potential. Panorama Capital believes that its ability to evaluate and invest in companies at all stages of maturity balances its investment portfolio and enables it to more effectively capitalize on market and industry cycles. When we invest in early-stage companies, we expect to invest significant additional capital in subsequent financing rounds.

Over the years, Panorama Capital has adopted a collaborative, team-oriented investment culture, which will be further enhanced through the sharing of economics and responsibility among our investment professionals. Unlike other multi-sector venture capital funds with separate teams responsible for their specific sector portfolio, we manage life sciences and technology investments as one portfolio and actively collaborate on all investment decisions.

Michael Jung
Mr. Jung focuses on technology investments and joined the firm in 2003. From 2001 to 2003, he was Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development at the Exigen Group, where he managed the company's day-to-day business development activities. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Jung was an integral part of the business development team at Ask Jeeves, Inc., ultimately serving as Vice President of Strategic Corporate Development where he led the company's mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnership efforts. Mr. Jung advised a variety of high technology companies as an investment banker with BancBoston Robertson Stephens from 1998 to 1999 and from 1996 to 1998 as an attorney with Gunderson Dettmer. Mr. Jung holds a J.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from the University of California, Berkeley. He currently serves on the board of directors of Securify, Inc., Axiom Legal Solutions, Inc., Instill Corporation, and Zilliant, Inc. He is also a board observer to Federated Media Publishing, Inc.

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.

Official Website: http://svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=1072

Added by svaseinfo on September 7, 2007