SVASE VC Breakfast Club with David Rohrsheim, Analyst, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Focus: Wireless Technology & Applications and Consumer
Start: 10/22/2009 - 8:00am
End: 10/22/2009 - 9:30am
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Location: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP 379 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
Draper Fisher Jurvetson, www.dfj.com
Since its founding in 1985, DFJ has been proud to back over 500 companies across many sectors including such industry changing successes such as Hotmail (acquired by MSFT), Baidu (BIDU), Skype (acquired by EBAY), United Online (UNTD), Overture (acquired by YHOO), Athenahealth (ATHN), EnerNOC (ENOC), TicketsNow (acquired by TicketMaster), Feedburner (acquired by Google), Interwoven (IWOV), Four11 (acquired by YHOO), Parametric (PMTC), and Digidesign (acquired by AVID).
DFJ has offices located in the United States, China, and India.
At DFJ, we provide more than money. We are actively involved with our portfolio companies, and have the energy, experience, and contacts to help take our companies to the next stage and beyond. Whether as a financial strategist, headhunter, investment banker, and corporate therapist, we provide support and confidence to the team. We believe that entrepreneurs are extraordinary individuals possessing exceptional intelligence, energy, vision and drive, and should have large stakes in their companies that can generate great wealth for those who make the early sacrifices. We bet on the ability of the founding team to develop their business, adapt to inevitable changes in their plans, and to grow with their companies. Successful founders will surround themselves with the best people they can. While we will often help the founders recruit additional executives for their team, we do not invest in any opportunity with the intention of replacing the founders.
David Rohrsheim, Analyst, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
David Rohrsheim is an Analyst at Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Prior to joining DFJ, David was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company working in Sydney and London. He advised corporate and private equity clients in a range of industries including telecommunications, retail, media and construction. He previously completed an internship in the Investment Banking Group of Macquarie Bank.
David gained startup experience as the 6th employee of Strategic Data Management, ranked in 2002 as the tenth fastest growing company in Australia (acquired by ASX:DWS). Later, he helped open seven stores of the fifth fastest growing franchise of 2007, Wok In a Box. He received a B.Eng.(IT&T) and B.Fin. from Adelaide University, where he graduated with First Class Honours and as president of his college.
His primary interests include wireless technology & applications and consumer services - in addition to rugby union and sailing.
WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2009
8 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP, 379 Lytton Ave., 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 Townsend, Townsend and Crew, www.townsend.com.
Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/3344
Added by svaseinfo on September 10, 2009