379 Lytton Ave
Palo Alto, California 94301

Event: 'VC Breakfast: Vanguard/ePlanet Ventures: Focus On Internet, Communications, VOIP, And Semiconductors'

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2006 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
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=452

The featured VC will be Mike Lyons, Managing Director, Vanguard/ePlanet Ventures. www.vanguardventures.com/

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

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

Vanguard Ventures
Vanguard Ventures is a leading early stage venture capital firm that helps entrepreneurs build pioneering technology and life science companies. Vanguard partners bring hands-on entrepreneurial experience to the firm, as well as executive and venture capital backgrounds.

Each of our partners has unique expertise and interests, and, together with our network of affiliates, provides meaningful support and assistance to our portfolio companies.

Over the last 25 years, Vanguard Ventures has invested in over 120 companies, 30 of which have had notable success, including public companies such as Advanced Fibre Communications, Cobalt Networks, Ciena, Endotherapeutics, Network Appliance, Digital Island and ZipRealty. With each of these companies, Vanguard invested in the first round of venture financing.

ePlanet Ventures
ePlanet Ventures seeks to provide superior returns to its investors by making private equity investments on a global basis in companies where the application of innovation in technology and/or business models has the potential to create high-growth, category-dominant companies. Founded in 1999, ePlanet Ventures pioneered the development of a true global venture capital business model and was the first venture capital firm that utilized a global model with offices in Asia, Europe and the United States.

ePlanet also seeks to make investments in traditional, established industries where business-model improvements have the power to create category-dominant companies in the world's fastest growing markets. The management team believes that traditional industrial enterprises often have substantial unrealized value, which is capable of being unlocked through the application of innovation to reinvent corporate business models.

ePlanet's target companies have historically operated in a broad range of industries. The Firm has made investments in sectors such as the Internet (consumer Internet, Internet services and applications), wireless communications and applications, VoIP and other broadband services, entertainment, semiconductor design, life sciences and other emerging services sectors.

Mike Lyons
Mr. Lyons is a Director of ePlanet II, a global venture capital firm. He also serves as a Sr. Advisory Director of Investcorp, a large NY-based late stage venture capital firm. He was a co-founder and General Partner of Zilkha Venture Partners (Fund closed out in 2003).

Mr. Lyons has founded a half-dozen companies, most recently SafeView, Inc. which was merged with L3 Communications in March, 2006. He currently serves on the boards of Real-Time Innovations and Future Point Systems, Inc.

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

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