SVASE Event: 'VC Breakfast: Partech International: Focus On Software, Internet, Health Care IT, Communications And Components'
Event: 'VC Breakfast: Partech International: Focus On Software, Internet, Health Care IT, Communications And Components'
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2007 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
The featured VC will be Nicholas El Baze, General Partner, Partech International. www.partechvc.com
EVENT LOCATION: Jackson Hole Group, LLC, 100 Spear Street, Suite 935 - San Francisco CA 94105
This event is co-sponsored by Bridges, SF LLP. www.bridgesf.com.
Founded in 1982, Partech International is a leading global venture capital firm with offices in the U.S., Europe and Israel. With $850M under active management, our investment team focuses exclusively on Information Technology. Specific areas where we invest include Software & Internet, Healthcare IT, and Communications & Components. In each of these sectors, our team diligently sources companies with high return potential and disruptive technologies.
It is our belief that "technology is global" and therefore, venture capital must be global. This global way of thinking and investing is not a new strategy for us. We have successfully executed this approach for over twenty years and like to think of ourselves as pioneers of international venture capital. Some of our globally successful companies include: Ascend Communications, Alvarion, Business Objects, Cadence, CSG Systems, Digital Island, Informatica, Pentasafe, VeriFone and Vignette.
Partech's successful "International Venture Model" has been instrumental in building innovative start-ups into global leaders.
Partech's investment team has a long-standing history of working with innovators and helping them build global industry leaders. Through various economic cycles over more than two decades, we have maintained a consistent investment focus and our fundamental belief in the value of information technology as the backbone for global communications, enterprise efficiency and end-user productivity. The businesses we back share three key characteristics: they are innovative, committed, and global.
Nicholas El Baze
Nicolas joined Partech International in 1998. He is a member of Partech's global software team.
Prior to Partech, Nicolas spent 15 years as an entrepreneur and was a co-founder of several Partech-funded companies: Softway International (acq. by ITway), Softway Systems (acq. by Microsoft), and ISDnet (acq. by Cable & Wireless). Nicolas also drove the Softway Venture Development activity which led to the incubation of several successful start-ups in the U.S. and Europe including: RightPoint (acq. by E.piphany), MultiMania (IPO - acq. by Lycos Europe), and LibertySurf (IPO - acq. by Tiscali). Nicolas also served on the boards of Meiosys (acq. by IBM), Pantero (acq. by Progress Software), and Akimbi (acq. by EMC/VMware).
Nicolas is an active board member at his portfolio companies: ClearApp (formerly Acsera), Perenety and Replay Solutions.
Nicolas received an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, France and attended the International Management Program at both UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Universität zu Köln, Germany.
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 LLP. www.bridgesf.com
CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693
LOCATION: Jackson Hole Group, LLC, 100 Spear Street, Suite 935 - San Francisco CA 94105
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