379 Lytton Ave
Palo Alto, California 94301

SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Eric Buatois, General Partner, Sofinnova Ventures Focus: Wireless-Software and Semiconductor

Start: 01/08/2009 - 8:00am
End: 01/08/2009 - 9:30am

Contact Info:
JaiKumar Email: [email protected]
Cell: 408-406-4693


Location: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP 379 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301

VC Breakfast Club with Eric Buatois, General Partner, Sofinnova Ventures Focus: Wireless -Software and Semiconductor

Sofinnova Ventures, www.sofinnova.com

Since 1974, Sofinnova Ventures has partnered with entrepreneurs to secure initial funding, build successful teams, win key customers, and navigate acquisitions and IPOs.

Sofinnova Ventures invests in Life Science and Technology start-ups. Our professionals are seasoned business operators, possessing deep domain and investment expertise. We know how to help entrepreneurs build successful, global businesses.

Meeting the Early Stage Challenge

We work intimately with ambitious entrepreneurs and experienced managers who want to apply innovative technologies and business models to create new markets or dramatically disrupt old ones. The focus of our Life Science practice is biopharmaceutical products, and the Technology side invests in components, systems, and software that broadly impact the evolving mobile ecosystem.

Sofinnova Ventures leads 90% of our deals. The firm’s investors have a track record of building substantial companies with top tier management. We work intimately with entrepreneurs and other investors to create exceptional products and technologies.

The Technology team invests $5–15 million over the life of a company with an initial investment of $3–5 million, and the Life Science team invests from $15–30 million.

Eric Buatois, General Partner, Sofinnova Ventures

Eric Buatois joined Sofinnova Ventures as General Partner in 2001 to drive global technology investments based on his more than 20 years of international experience in the wireless industry. Prior to Sofinnova Ventures, Eric held several positions in general management and executive operations at Hewlett-Packard, Ericsson and Texas Instruments.

Eric's career began in 1983 at Texas Instruments, where he defined and guided the DSP product line's introduction into the European market. His efforts led to the successful Europe-wide deployment of TI's DSP line. Eric served as COO of Ericsson Hewlett-Packard Telecommunications, a global joint venture specializing in network management and billing systems for wireless service providers. Eric was the executive in charge of HP's Communications Industry Business Unit before joining Sofinnova Ventures.

At Sofinnova Ventures, Eric specializes in software and semiconductor investments in the wireless area. Eric currently serves as Chairman of the Board for UPEK and Crocus Technologies, and as a director for VoluBill, Catalyst Mobile, Laszlo Systems, and HelloSoft.

Eric received his M.S. in Computer Science and Communications Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications.

WHEN: Thursday, January 8
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/1982

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