SVASE Main Event: Technology, Startup & Investing Trends & Forecasts for 2011 - where are we headed?
Start: 12/02/2010 - 6:00 pm
End: 12/02/2010- 8:30 pm
Why are we in this handbasket, and where the heck are we going!?
Register Now! as seating is limited
Yes, it’s the season to take a look at trends in technology, startups and investing across the complete spectrum – Next Generation Internet, Clean Tech, Life Sciences, Technology & Media – and peer as far as we can into the future to forecast what might be coming down the pike towards us.
Our illustrious panel of seers and sages will be polishing their crystal balls to give their best interpretations of what they see for 2011, including:
- Which technologies and business models are going to be hot - or not! – in 2011
- If FaceBook, Twitter & FourSquare are sucking up all the local talent, what does this mean for startups?
- What’s the deal with Super Angels? Are they really trying to put too much money into startups, funding 30 variations of the same theme & driving up valuations? Should you dive in, or stand well back, and how is this going to play out?
- Clean Tech – one quarter it’s the number 1 sector for venture capital, the next it’s down in the dumps! Are we on a long term roller coaster, or are things going to smooth out?
- Life Sciences – we’re hearing rumors that startups prefer to launch products in other countries, as it’s just too much hassle to deal with the FDA. What does this mean for LS startups in Silicon Valley?
• John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures www.claremontcreekvc.com
• Ken Elefant, Partner, Opus Capital www.opuscapital.com
• Todd Kimmel, Partner, Mayfield Fund www.mayfield.com
• Ari Levy, Tech Reporter, Bloomberg www.bloomberg.com
When: Thursday, December 2
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
Register Now! as seating is limited (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
John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures
John has spent the last 20 years managing, building and investing in technology and life science companies. John focuses on the intersection of the information technology and life sciences markets including bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, software and instrumentation for med-tech industries.
John serves on the board of directors of Arcxis, Tibion, Fluxion, Gene Security Network and Wired Benefits. He is an Industry Fellow at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the College of Engineering as well as a member of the Advisory Council to the Lester Center's Berkeley Entrepreneurs' Forum at UC Berkeley.
Early in his career, he joined Alafi Capital, an Emeryville-based venture firm specializing in early-stage biomedical companies, where he served as an officer of the General Partner. At Alafi, John lead investments in more than a dozen successful start-ups, and served as the senior executive and board member of various firms such as Tanox, Software Ventures, Lipomatrix and Megan Health.
In the mid-90s, together with colleague Nat Goldhaber, John helped start Cybergold, an Internet marketing and payments company, serving as the early COO and CFO through its IPO, merger with Mypoints and sale to United Airlines. John continued with the Mypoints unit of United serving as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.
John lives in Berkeley with his wife and three children, a block away from the Triple Rock brewery.
Gene Security Network
Ken Elefant, Partner, Opus Capital
Ken Elefant brings deep of sales and marketing experience to Opus and focuses primarily on internet infrastructure and software investments.
Previously, he worked at Radius Inc. as Director of International Sales and Marketing when the revolutionary Radius Pivot Monitor was the hot seller in Japan. His role at Radius included serving as a member of the executive staff and opening the company’s first sales and marketing office in the Benelux region of Europe.
He has also held various marketing and business development positions at Claris Corporation (the software subsidiary of Apple Computer) and RealNetworks. While at Claris, Ken devised the compensation plan for the U.S. sales force that helped move the company from being a Macintosh-only company to being a cross-platform company.
Ken holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton undergraduate division at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Todd Kimmel, Partner, Mayfield Fund
Todd Kimmel is an experienced entrepreneur and investor in the cleantech sector. Todd joined Mayfield from Advanced Technology Ventures, a bi-coastal venture capital firm, where he led cleantech investing in its West Coast office. Todd was also the co-founder and President of Coskata, a leading next-generation bio-fuels company, where he helped drive key product development, technology and financing milestones.
Prior to venture capital, Todd was a co-founder and Senior Vice President at Innovance, a Canadian-based developer of optical networking solutions for telecommunications service providers and worked in investment banking with Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. in New York. Todd holds a B.A. from Amherst College and was a history major.
Ari Levy, Technology Journalist, Bloomberg
As a technology reporter at Bloomberg, Ari Levy has covered networking, Internet and mobility while following deals and dealmakers in private equity and venture capital. He joined Bloomberg in 2003 as a stock market reporter in New York and moved to San Francisco in 2006 to write about Silicon Valley. He is also a regular contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. Ari has a master's degree in business journalism from Baruch College in New York.
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