SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Brian Ascher, Partner, Venrock Focus: Information Technology
Start: 08/18/2011 - 8:00 am
End: 08/18/2011- 9:30 am
Email: [email protected]
Location: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
390 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
Venrock investments span information technology, healthcare, and energy sectors. While opportunities are viewed individually, elements common to all of our investments include:
* Capable management teams with an entrepreneurial vision, drive, and pertinent experience
* Products which address dynamic markets with high growth rates and substantial size
* Leading edge or breakthrough technology with a proprietary and/or a leadership position
* Thoughtful assessment of the risks of the target market sector and those inherent in early stage companies
We prefer to work with entrepreneurs and their enterprises in their earliest form. The majority of Venrock investments are seed or first round, and range from investments of a couple hundred thousand to $10 million or more. Second round investments are considered where there is demonstrated progress toward market leadership.
Brian Ascher, Partner, Venrock
Brian joined Venrock in 1998 as a Kauffman Fellow, after holding marketing and product marketing positions at Intuit, Inc. He had responsibility for launching several versions of the market-leading software product Quicken and the Quicken.com website. These roles led to Brian’s passion for the product experience, one that he continually applies to Internet, software and Healthcare IT ventures. He also brings strategy skills gained at the Monitor Group and investment banking deal experience from Robertson, Stephens & Company to his portfolio companies.
Brian has been named to Forbes' Midas List, which ranks the top venture capitalists in technology and life sciences, multiple times including the current edition.
B.A., Princeton University, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude
M.B.A., Stanford University Graduate School of Business
When: Thursday, August 18, 2011
8 – 9:30 AM
Location: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, 390 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, www.sheppardmullin.com.Check out the Venture Law Blog at www.venturelawblog.com.
Added by svaseinfo on August 8, 2011