379 Lytton Ave
Palo Alto, California 94301

SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Evan Liang, Senior Associate, Shasta Ventures, Focus: Consumer Internet and Software

Start: 10/09/2008 - 8:00am
End: 10/09/2008 - 9:30am

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Email: [email protected]
Location: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP
379 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
Cell: 408-406-4693


VC Breakfast Club with Evan Liang, Senior Associate, Shasta Ventures, Focus: Consumer Internet and Software

Shasta Ventures, www.shastaventures.com

We formed Shasta Ventures expressly to help entrepreneurs build great companies, our primary objective is to provide outstanding service to the companies in our portfolio. It means we have the time to work with early-stage companies because we serve on a limited number of boards. And it means we care about the companies we invest in—not only the businesses, but the people as well.

Each of the partners at Shasta Ventures brings a wealth of investing and operating experience. Collectively, we have created more than a billion dollars in value for investors. We’ve already helped build dozens of successful companies. We’re looking to build more.

We combine our skills and expertise across marketing and technology to work as a team to the benefit of our entrepreneurs. We collaborate on behalf of every portfolio company, sharing ideas, recommending resources and making introductions. We’ve learned a lot from the years we’ve spent in investing and operating roles. We’re here to share those lessons with the entrepreneurs we serve.

Through our team approach, we apply basic marketing principles to the business of technology, whether it’s being used by a consumer, an IT manager or an engineer. That’s unusual in this industry, but we’ve found it to be a winning formula.

Evan Liang, Senior Associate, Shasta Ventures
Evan Liang is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities and supporting portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Shasta Ventures, Evan worked in product management at eBay, where he developed new features to improve the buyer experience on the core marketplace platform. Prior to eBay, Evan worked in business development at Microsoft where he helped launch the Xbox 360. Evan has also served as a strategy consultant to Smart Modular advising the CEO and board during the company's spin out from Solectron in 2004. In addition to his operational experience, Evan has 4 years of venture experience as an analyst and associate at Battery Ventures where he focused on the software and e-commerce sectors.

M.B.A, Kellogg School of Management
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Stanford University

WHEN: Thursday, October 9
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/1719

Added by svaseinfo on September 17, 2008

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