Event: 'VC Breakfast: Technology Crossover Ventures, Focus On Internet, Financial Tech, Infrastructure & Comms'
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2008 At 08:00 AM
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, 390 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301-1431 VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
At TCV, we focus solely on information technology and primarily target these sectors:
Internet: Internet and consumer facing investments such as Capella Education Company, CNET, Expedia, Netflix and Nextag
Financial Technology: Financial technology companies such as Automated Trading Desk, FX Alliance, Liquidnet Holdings, Lynk Systems, Penson Worldwide, Riskmetrics Group, and thinkorswim Group
Infrastructure & Communications: Equipment and communications businesses such as 2Wire, Alteon Websystems, INFONXX, Redback Networks, and Techwell
Software & Services: Software and business services companies such as Altiris, Brightmail, EXL Service, and Webroot Software.
Rick, a co-founder of TCV, has been a venture capitalist and technology investor for 22 years.
Rick has been involved in TCV investments in AllBusiness.com (sold to NBCI), Alteon WebSystems (sold to Nortel), Claremont Technology Group (sold to Complete Business Solutions), Clarus, Copper Mountain Networks, Corsair Communications, CosmoCom, Egenera, INFONXX, Liquidnet, LHS Group, Metapath Software (sold to Marconi), RiskMetrics Group, Saville Systems (sold to ADC Telecommunications), Solect Technology Group (sold to Amdocs), Techwell, Vastera (sold to JP Morgan), XIOtech (sold to Seagate) and Xylan (sold to Alcatel), among others.
Preceding TCV, Rick was a Managing Director at Montgomery Securities, where he spent over 10 years focusing on telecommunications and data communications as both a venture capitalist and senior equity research analyst. As a senior securities analyst, he played a pivotal role in identifying, sourcing and executing several preeminent initial public offerings, including StrataCom, Chipcom and FORE Systems. Rick’s research received number one Institutional rankings from Greenwich Associates and “Home Run Hitter” accolades from Institutional Investor Magazine for his timely buy call on StrataCom, the top-performing growth stock of 1994.
Rick graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College with an A.B. degree in History and received his M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance from the University of Chicago. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Egenera, INFONXX, Liquidnet, Techwell, and TradingScreen. Rick also serves as a Trustee and is the Chair of the Business and Finance Committee for Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco. Rick is a member of Dartmouth College’s President’s Leadership Council.
EVENT LOCATION: Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, 390 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301-1431
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 LLP, www.townsend.com.
CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693
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