Event: 'VC Breakfast: Woodside Fund, Focus On Enterprise S/W, Network & Comms Infrastructure'
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2007 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, 390 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301-1431. Program Chai: Jai Kumar Email: [email protected]
Woodside Fund invests in an average of four to six companies per year and approximately 15 to 20 companies over a fund's lifetime. We expect to invest $5 to 10 million in each portfolio company, with an initial commitment of $2 to 5 million. The Woodside portfolio is predominantly comprised of early-stage companies. However, we strategically balance our investments with a small combination of seed- and later-stage companies.
Woodside Fund seeks leading-edge technologies and rational business models that clearly will succeed. We leverage the experience of our eight-member investment team and our strategic partners to identify and develop world-class companies. We focus on the following areas:
- Networking and Communications Infrastructure
- Enterprise Software
John Occhipinti has over 14 years of experience in enterprise software technology, marketing, and sales. As Managing Director of Woodside Fund, John dedicates his expertise to the development of ventures in the enterprise software sector. John serves on the Board of Directors of Intalio (Business Process Management infrastructure software), VeriWave (Wireless LAN test equipment), and Tacit Software (Enterprise Expertise Automation software).
Prior to joining Woodside Fund, John was an early executive at Netscape Communications. Initially, John led a team that drove the company’s first significant revenues, helping launch Netscape through its initial public offering. Later, John ran Netscape’s Electronic Software Distribution and Strategic Channel Sales groups. During his tenure at Netscape, John worked closely with hundreds of early stage entrepreneurs helping build web-based e-commerce and enterprise software applications. Prior to Netscape, John worked at Oracle Corporation, marketing and selling large-scale enterprise database technologies.
John has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business, and a BA from the University of California Berkeley.
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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