SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures, Focus: Internet, Software, Networking and Semi Conductors
Start: 05/21/2009 - 8:00am
End: 05/21/2009 - 9:30am
WHAT:VC Breakfast Club with Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures,Focus: Internet, Software, Networking and Semi Conductors
WHEN:Thu May 21st from 8:00am – 9:30am
WHERE:Law Offices of Townsend, Townsend and Crewe,
379 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
CONTACT:Jai Kumar, Program Chair, [email protected] Cell: 408-406-4693
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, Townsend and Crew, www.townsend.com.
VC Breakfast Club with Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures, Focus: software, hardware, telecommunications, application services, materials science, and clean technologies.
Garage Technology Ventures is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund. We’re looking to invest in entrepreneurial teams with big ideas and a need for seed capital to turn their ideas into great companies.
We are willing to invest in unproven teams attacking unproven markets with unproven solutions. We’re not interested in teams that are creating the nth solution to the same old problem nor companies who are trying to improve things by only 10 or 20 percent.
On a more tactical level, the characteristics of the companies we invest in are:
Sectors: Software, services, clean technology, and material sciences (not life sciences)
Funding: Seeking seed or early investments from $500,000 to $3,000,000
Geography: California or Western US based
Business model: requiring less than $5,000,000 to reach break even or sustainability
Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He sits on the Boards of CaseStack, WhiteHat, ClearFuels, cFares, and ThermoCeramix. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and a Charter Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs. Currently he is the Chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York
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