SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Ashmeet Sidana, General Partner, Foundation Capital Focus: Cloud Computing, CleanTech
Start: 03/25/2010 - 8:00 am
End: 03/25/2010 - 9:30 am
Jai Kumar Email: [email protected]
Location: Greenberg Traurig LLP 1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Foundation Capital, www.foundationcapital.com
Foundation Capital was founded in 1995 by Bill Elmore, Kathryn Gould, and Jim Anderson with a single purpose: to build great companies.
These are companies that rise upward on the strongest of all foundations—the power of an idea. And as such, they are organizations that make a difference, not only in the lives of their constituents, but in the impact they have on their markets.
We should know: every partner at Foundation Capital has been an entrepreneur before coming here. We have served as CEOs, as executive managers, and as technologists with a compelling idea that ultimately resulted in real-world experience directing a company to success.
We continue to run Foundation Capital with this entrepreneurial spirit, because our true expertise is the understanding, the perspective, and the enthusiasm we bring to helping promising companies in their formative stages.
We are, quite simply, a venture capital firm where the venture matters more than the capital. Where purpose, and hard work, count.
Where people, and beliefs, matter.
Ashmeet Sidana, General Partner, Foundation Capital
Ashmeet is a seasoned executive who comes to Foundation Capital with a combination of 15 years of experience in operating systems and enterprise software. His experience spans sales, marketing, product management, and engineering at start-up and large companies.
Most recently, he was at VMware (NYSE:VMW) where he was responsible for multiple products including Virtual SMP, P2V and their flagship product, ESX Server. At VMware, he helped grow ESX Server from early pilots to widespread worldwide deployment in mission critical systems by Fortune 500 companies. Prior to VMware, Ashmeet was CEO of Sidana Systems, a successful enterprise-software company that pioneered Docsan for publishing ultra-large (terabyte) documents. He bootstrapped Sidana Systems from inception through growth to its acquisition by Doclinx. Ashmeet began his professional career at Hewlett-Packard and later Silicon Graphics, holding various key technology roles.
Ashmeet currently serves on the board of Altor Networks, AzurePower, Freewheel, PanoLogic, Sanrad, Simply Hired, and Zetta.
Ashmeet loves adventure travel and in his spare time can be found planning his second trip to Mt. Everest.
In addition to an MBA from the Wharton School, Ashmeet received an MSCS from Stanford University and a BSCS from the University of Southern California.
WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 20108 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION: Greenberg Traurig LLP, 1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Members - $25; Affiliates who advertise this event - $39; General Public - $49.
This event is intended for entrepreneurs seeking feedback on their startup ideas and funding strategies. Please do not register if you do not fit this profile.
This event is co-sponsored by Greenberg Traurig LLP, www.gtlaw.com
Added by svaseinfo on February 26, 2010