SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Ed Esber of The Halo Fund, focus on consumer products, enterprise software, industrial products, Internet and e-commerce, medical devices and service
Start: 09/04/2008 - 8:00am
End: 09/04/2008 - 9:30am
WHAT: VC Breakfast Club with Ed Esber of The Halo Fund, focus on consumer products, enterprise software, industrial products, Internet and e-commerce, medical devices and service
WHEN:Thu Sep 4th from 8:00am – 9:30am
1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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 Greenberg Traurig, www.gtlaw.com.
VC Breakfast Club with Ed Esber of The Halo fund, focus on consumer products, enterprise software, industrial products, Internet and e-commerce, medical devices and service
The Halo Fund
The Halo Funds ("Halo") are early-stage venture capital funds that focus on high-growth investments at the front edge of business and technological innovation in California. We invest in companies led by extraordinary people who are pursuing opportunities in consumer, information technology, medical technology, and clean technology.
The members of our partnership are successful investors and entrepreneurs who are also members of The Angels' Forum. Our investors have built ventures from the ground up, raised private capital and managed public companies. In addition, Halo's team represents decades of venture capital investing experience. Background information is provided on each member of the General Partner at The Halo Fund Management Committee.
The Halo Funds leverage an exclusive relationship with a world-leading early-stage investment organization, The Angels' Forum ("TAF"), to pre-screen the majority of our dealflow. Most Halo investments are first screened by The Angels' Forum, which evaluates thousands of start-up ventures every year. The most promising of these investment opportunities are further evaluated through Halo’s due diligence process. Afterwhich, the partnership then makes an independent investment decision, based on venture capital criteria.
The Halo Funds are members of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).
Ed Esber, 55, has over thirty‑five years experience in the computer and software industry. Business Week magazine and Computer Reseller News have identified Ed as a pioneer and visionary leader of the personal computer industry who is credited with developing the market strategies for two of the world’s best selling software packages of the 1980s: VisiCalc and dBase.
Ed has personally started, grown and/or turned‑around over fifteen companies, some of which became public companies. He has been a member of the Angels’ Forum for 9 years and a co‑founding member of Halo Fund Management Company, Halo Fund II Management Company and Halo Opportunity Fund Management Company. In 2007, he became a Co‑Managing Member of all previous funds and a Co‑Founder of The Halo Fund III Management Company.
Ed is on the Board of Directors for Quantum, Panterra Networks and iTaggit. He was the CEO or President of Ashton Tate, Creative Insights, Creative Labs, Pocket.com and SoloPoint. He started his career by working for Texas Instruments, IBM and Digital General. Ed has also taught an MBA course at the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University entitled “Starting and Managing a Successful Startup”. Ed has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
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