379 Lytton Ave
Palo Alto, California 94301

Event: 'VC Breakfast: Shasta Ventures: Focus On Software, Infrastructure, Business Services And Consumer Services.'

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2006 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=647

The featured VC will be Ravi Mohan, Managing Director, Shasta Ventures. www.shastaventures.com/

EVENT LOCATION: Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, 390 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94301-1431

Shasta Ventures

Shasta Ventures was founded with a single purpose: to apply our time, experience and passion to building early-stage technology companies that serve consumers and businesses. Because we formed our firm expressly for this reason, we provide exceptional service to the companies in our portfolio. It means we have the time to work with early-stage companies, because we serve on a limited number of boards. And it means we care about the companies we invest in—not only the businesses, but the people as well.

Each of the three Shasta Ventures founders brings a wealth of investing experience from their previous venture firms NEA, Battery Ventures and Trinity Ventures. Collectively, we have created more than a billion dollars in value for investors prior to starting Shasta Ventures. We’ve already helped build 18 successful companies. We’re looking to build more.

At Shasta Ventures, we believe the most exciting innovations are happening in technology-enabled businesses serving consumers and enterprises. We want to back teams that have a unique understanding of customer needs and a plan to offer superior services. We invest in software, infrastructure, business services and consumer services. But more importantly, we invest in people.

Ravi Mohan
Ravi Mohan has focused his entire career on the software business. Prior to co-founding Shasta Ventures, Ravi was a general partner at Battery Ventures where he led eight investments and served on the boards of 12 software and technology-enabled service companies.

Prior to joining Battery Ventures, Ravi built transaction-processing systems at Accenture, sold and implemented packaged software applications for Hyperion Software Corporation, and ran MIC, a software development firm based in India focused on business intelligence. Ravi also spent time at McKinsey & Company working with consumer packaged goods companies.

Ravi is very active in entrepreneurial circles and helped found the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA) to leverage entrepreneurial activities between India and America. In addition, he is an active Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).

M.B.A., University of Michigan School of Business
B.S., Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University

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

This event is co-sponsored by Townsend and Townsend and Crew. www.townsend.com.

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

LOCATION: Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, 390 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94301-1431

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