555 Mission Street, Suite 2400
San Francisco, California 94105

SVASE StartUp-U San Francisco: Building Buzz on a shoestring with Sumeet Jain (CMEA)
Start: 02/11/2010 - 11:45am
End: 02/11/2010 - 1:30pm

Contact Info: Anne Donker
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 415.378.3966

Location: DLA Piper
555 Mission Street, Suite 2400
San Francisco, CA 94105

URL: www.svase.org/?q=node/3697

Sumeet Jain has spent much of his free time traveling across six continents, including visiting over 30 countries in the last six years. He finds new perspectives through his travels and sees new ways of doing things, often inspired by different infrastructure or business paradigms. For example: embracing wireless devices as the primary method for commerce, establishing the right incentives for alternative energy growth, or new methods for delivering quality education remotely.

It is this type of revolutionary thinking Sumeet looks for in companies – those that create new business models that challenge the status quo and are “game-changers”. Great entrepreneurs start out with questions like “If we had to solve the problem with a clean sheet of paper, what would it look like?”

Sumeet brings a perspective to investing that comes from having been intimately involved with entrepreneurship and technology from multiple angles – as a startup executive and operator, an engineer, a strategy consultant, and an investment banker.

Sumeet most recently was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its technology investment banking group. At Goldman Sachs, he focused on mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt financing transactions for many venture and private equity backed companies in the software, internet and semiconductor sectors. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Sumeet held positions in sales and business development at iManage, a content management software company until its acquisition by Interwoven in 2003.

Previously, Sumeet was with Personify, an early web analytics software company (acquired by Accrue Software), where he helped grow the company with roles in product management, business development, sales and professional services. Sumeet began his career with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) where he worked on strategy for companies in Andersen Technology Ventures portfolio.

11:45-12:00 Registration, Networking and Food
12:00-12:15 SVASE/Startup-U Overview, Introductions, Speaker Intro
12:15-1:15 Speaker Presentation & Interactive Q&A
1:15-1:30 Networking with the presenters!

Pre-registration closes at 9 AM the day of the event.

With your help, we will start on time so the speaker can provide you with as much interactive information as possible.

Please note topics are subject to change without notice.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/3697

Added by svaseinfo on January 9, 2010