Event: 'VC Breakfast: TechFarm Ventures: Focus On Semi-Conductors, Wireless, Information Technology And Enterprise Software'
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2006 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
The featured VC will be George Lauro, Managing Director, TechFarm Ventures. www.techfarm.com/
EVENT LOCATION: Law Offices of O'Melveny & Myers, 2765 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
This event is co-sponsored by O'Melveny & Meyers LLP. www.omm.com.
Techfarm Ventures provides private equity capital for innovative technologies that show clear promise of becoming leaders in large, transitioning markets. Since 2000 our objective has been to identify promising early-stage technology companies based upon a compelling core technology. We leverage management expertise, operational experience and an extensive industry network, to help these start-up and expansion-stage companies become industry-leading enterprises
The objective of Techfarm Ventures is to identify and invest in promising early-stage technology companies that are poised to address large markets and possess an ability to significantly impact their industry; partner cutting-edge technologies with skilled managerial and financial professionals to significantly increase the probability of success and; deliver compelling financial returns to our limited partners.
The Techfarm Ventures "Hands On" Approach targets companies in the earliest stages of development, when they can benefit most from our team's expertise. In addition to capital, we work to provide seed companies with: financial and managerial acumen; firsthand operational experience; established industry relationships; an unparalleled understanding of the high-technology marketplace.
Our track record underscores an ability to recognize significant technologies ahead of the market and successfully build enterprises that enable these companies to become industry leaders.
Mr. Lauro has 25 years of engineering, operating and venture capital investing experience in the IT, electronics and semiconductor sectors. Prior to joining Techfarm in 2005, he was Managing Director at Wasserstein Venture Capital. He managed Wasserstein’s Silicon Valley office and led and syndicated several venture financing rounds. Before joining Wasserstein, he was Director of Rapid Commercialization at IBM Headquarters. He was one of IBM's senior technology strategists and helped launch several ventures ranging from Radio Frequency IC's (RFICs) to Internet Applications and Pervasive Computing. He was a central architect of IBM's Silicon Germanium (SiGe) wireless IC strategy and Director of Business Development of IBM's Wireless Products Business. At Motorola, he conceived the world's first consumer handheld Global Positioning Product (Traxar GPS), invented new classes of RF transponders and launched Motorola's businesses in these spaces. He was a member of the Technical Staff of Draper Lab at MIT where he developed guidance systems for missiles and manned spacecraft. He holds 23 patents for inventions in GPS, RFID, RFICs, portable power supplies and inertial guidance.
Mr. Lauro has sat on 11 company boards including Peregrine (silicon on sapphire mixed signal chips), SMaL Camera (CMOS imagers), HotRail (terabit switch fabrics), ChipX (structured ASICs), SandCraft (MIPS-based control plane processors), Triscend (configurable embedded processors), Cognigine (OC768 packet processors) and publicly traded Software Publishing Corp.
He completed a BSEE from Brown, an MBA from Wharton and graduate work in Astronautics at MIT.
COST: $25 SVASE Members; $39 Affiliates; $49 Non-members. This event is for ENTREPRENEURS ONLY, BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY.
This event is co-sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. www.dwt.com.
CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693
LOCATION: Law Offices of O'Melveny & Myers, 2765 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Added by svaseinfo on August 5, 2006