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

Event: 'VC Breakfast: Sand Hill Angels-Focus On Web, Consumer Electronics, Medical Devices'

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2007 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
Greenberg Traurig, 1900 University Ave, 5th Floor Palo Alto, CA 94303
Program Chair: Jai Kumar 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
URL: svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=1075

Sand Hill Angels
The Sand Hill Angels are a group of successful Silicon Valley technology professionals dedicated to the formation and growth of startup companies.

The key distinctions of Sand Hill Angels are our professional and well defined process, our open approach to working with others in the startup financing ecosystem, our investor-only membership, and our investments are made as a single legal entity.

Our experience spans all aspects of growing successful companies — from the formative stage through management of multi-billion dollar enterprises. The group looks to leverage its domain experience and competencies through careful investing in promising technology startups and by providing its portfolio companies with outstanding coaching in marketing, business development, operations, finance, engineering and management.

We invest in private companies at all stages and favor investments in the Internet, Information Technology, and Life Sciences. In Information Technology, we are particularly active in Semiconductors, Software, Storage, and Communications. In the Life Sciences, our interests primarily include medical devices and diagnostics.

Our operating model is to work collaboratively with Venture Capital firms and other Bay Area Angel organizations to lend early stage capital and guidance so that a startup may accomplish the critical milestones necessary to achieve its next stage growth and financing objectives. Sand Hill Angels often syndicates with traditional venture investors and other organized angel groups, providing the entrepreneur with financing discussions leverage.

We either invest as part of a seed or Series A round or we will invest in a discounted convertible note that will convert in an upcoming financing round.

Guest Investor: Nick Triantos, Sand Hill Angels & Managing Director, Quantum Ventures.

Nick has over 15 years of experience in software engineering and engineering management. He most recently worked at NVIDIA for 8 years, where he served as Chief Software Architect. At NVIDIA, Nick created the OpenGL graphics driver, built the engineering team to deliver a just-in-time compiler for their VLIW SIMD architecture, and was instrumental in creating the company's Workstation, Linux, and Macintosh products. He also served as liaison between hardware and software teams, and also between engineering and customers and researchers around the world. The teams which Nick led created product worth several hundred million dollars per year to the company.

Nick is an expert in computer graphics and system software architecture, and also has previous work experience in the set-top box market, console game market, and business productivity software market, from his previous work at Navio (now Liberate), 3DO, and Claris (now part of Apple). These days, Nick is most interested in web-based applications and high-tech medical devices, but he also remains interested in consumer electronics, graphics, and electronic entertainment, too. Nick is an advisor companies to several startups in California and Israel.

Nick has a B.S. in computer science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and MBA's from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and Columbia University.

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

COST: $25 SVASE Members; $39 Affiliates; $49 Non-members.

CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693
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Official Website: http://svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=1075

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