SVASE Main Event: Leveraging Corporate Partnerships & Investors, Co-hosted with GABA
Start: 08/04/2011 - 6:00 pm
End: 08/04/2011- 8:30 pm
Contact: Laura Weigant
Email: [email protected]
Location: Cooley LLP
3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Leveraging Corporate Partnerships & Investors
Market leaders, including Google, PayPal, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, SAP and many more, continually need to find new innovations from outside as well as inside their firms if they’re going to stay in front. Corporations may be able to exploit resources and complementarities with their existing lines of business, giving them—potentially, at least—a strategic edge that private funds lack. Learn about the key fundamentals of successful corporate investing programs, alliances and commercialization process from some of Silicon Valley’s leading Corporate Partnerships and Venture Funds. Looking for Corporate Venture Funding or Partnerships?
This lively panel of active corporate investors will explore current trends and panelist opinions on topics including:
• What sort of partnerships or investment opportunities are Corporate Venture Funds looking for now?
• How do Corporate Partnerships and Venture Funds now respond to these opportunities?
• What are their goals – maximize return on investment, new technology acquisition, or what?
• What levels of involvement do they want in a portfolio company?
• How do Corporate Partnerships and Venture Fund deal structures differ from independent Venture Funds?
• What is the ideal outcome – partnership, acquisition, IPO or what?
• What technologies and deals are most attractive to Corporations right now?
The Panel: (see below for bios)
Saleem Qadir, Developer Relationships, X.commerce, PayPal & eBay
Venu Pemmaraju, Investment Director, Intel Capital
David Hartwig, Managing Director, SAP
Anand Kamannavar, Associate Investment Manager, Applied Ventures
When: Thursday, Aug 4
6:00 – 7:00 pm Networking and hors d’oeuvres
7:00 - 8:15 pm Panel discussion and Q&A
8:15 - 8:30 pm Additional networking
Location: Cooley LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Pre-Registered Rates (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):
Members - $20; Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49
Pre-registration closes at 9 PM the night before the event.
Walk-In Rates: Add $10.00 to the listed price
To reserve an Exhibit Table, please contact [email protected], $350 Members, $850 Non-members (Includes exhibit table, 2 tickets to the event and 1-year corporate membership).
Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment on the day.
This event is co-sponsored by Cooley LLP, www.cooley.com
Saleem Qadir, X.commerce, PayPal & eBay
Saleem Qadir is a Startup Relations Manager at X.commerce, an eBay company. For fun, he works with PayPal and eBay cross functional teams to help innovators get their apps from concept to development to prototype to beta to live to processing transactions. Saleem previously helped thousands of merchants increase their payment conversions, ran the eBay internet operations center, and served as a military officer. Saleem aspires to be a professional triathlete but gets distracted by his hobby to help developers become rich and famous.
Venu Pemmaraju, Intel Capital
Venu joined Intel Capital in 2000. Prior to Intel Capital, Venu was Product Marketing Manager at Synopsys. Before that Venu worked at Mentor Graphics as a Technical Marketing Manager and at CAD Language Systems, Inc. as Director of Engineering. Venu is a board observer for Concursive and Fonality and his other current investments include Enpirion, GENBAND and Sendmail. He’s managed exits in Platform Solutions, Inc. (acquired by IBM), MySQL (acquired by Sun Microsystems), DataSynapse (acquired by Tibco) and TimesTen (acquired by Oracle).
Venu has a BS from Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur), an MS from University of Houston and an MBA from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.
David Hartwig, SAP
David Hartwig is a Managing Director at SAP Ventures. He is based in the firm’s Palto office, has over seven years of venture capital investing experience. Mr. Hartwig evaluates the firm’s investment opportunities in SaaS/On Demand applications, digital media, data-center technologies, and technology enabled services. He also leads SAP Ventures activities in China. Most recently, Mr. Hartwig was a Vice President of Technology Team-Palo Alto of American Capital Strategies, ... Ltd. since June 2006, where he was responsible for identifying, evaluating, and leading investments in early to late stage private companies across a variety of technology market segments. Before joining American Capital, Mr. Hartwig was a Senior Associate at Battery Ventures, working as a Member of the company's Communications Group where he sourced and evaluated investments as well as oversaw portfolio companies after investment. At Battery, Mr. Hartwig worked on data-center, software, and components investments. Before joining Battery, Mr. Hartwig worked for Deloitte Consulting as a Member of the networking service line where he primarily managed enterprise software and call-center technology integration projects. He has been involved in venture capital investing since 1997. He serves as a Director of Corrent Corporation and On Deck Capital, Inc. Mr. Hartwig is involved with a number of Battery portfolio companies, serving as a Director of NetsWork Inc., and Predictive Networks. Mr. Hartwig is a Board Observer of Datria, Greenplum, Payscale, Ping Identity, Qumu, and Tremor Media. He received an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S.E., cum laude, in Operations Research from Princeton University.
Anand Kamannavar, Applied Ventures
Anand Kamannavar joined Applied Ventures in 2006 and has over 13 years of experience in the technology and venture capital industry. At Applied Ventures, Mr. Kamannavar focuses on identifying and managing investments in area of Cleantech, Semiconductors, Materials and India, and has been actively involved with Applied’s investments in Enphase, Adesto Technologies, Iosil Energy, Kotak Urja, Tessolve and Infinite Power Solutions.
Prior to joining Applied Ventures, Mr. Kamannavar worked at Atlas Ventures and Arch Development Partners looking at startups in the broader Alternative energy, Internet, Web 2.0, Media, Software and Medical sectors. Prior to his career in venture capital, Anand held various engineering and business development roles with Hewlett-Packard's server group in Richardson, TX where he was awarded key US patents. He also co-founded Precision Information Systems which provides financial data and tools to leading financial institutions like Ameritrade, New York Life and Intuit.
Mr. Kamannavar received a MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
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