WHAT:VC Breakfast Club with John Occhipinti of Woodside Fund, focus on Semiconductors, Networking, Communications and Enterprise Software
WHEN:Thu July 31st from 8:00am – 9:30am
WHERE:Pillsbury Law Group, 2475 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304
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 Pillsbury Law Group, www.pillsburylaw.com.
VC Breakfast Club with John Occhipinti, focus on Semiconductors, Networking, Communications and Enterprise Software
Founded in 1983, Woodside Fund is an early-stage venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley. The importance we place on developing solid relationships is the secret to our longevity and ongoing success. We form relationships that are built on trust – trust founded on a rare guiding principle: Woodside Fund regards entrepreneurs as equal partners. Together we overcome challenges, share the ups and downs that come with building companies – and we excel.
Because we've done it ourselves, we know how to nurture ideas and grow them into thriving technology companies. Each of us has built at least one company, and as fellow entrepreneurs, we treat founders and startup executives like we would want to be treated. That's what distinguishes us from other venture capital firms.
Others often measure our success by our frequent IPO's and liquidity events, but we like also to measure our accomplishments by the quality of the testimonials from our portfolio executives. Woodside Fund is their trusted partner.
John Occhipinti has over 14 years of experience in enterprise software technology, marketing, and sales. As Managing Director of Woodside Fund, John dedicates his expertise to the development of ventures in the enterprise software sector. John serves on the Board of Directors of Intalio (Business Process Management infrastructure software), VeriWave (Wireless LAN test equipment), and Tacit Software (Enterprise Expertise Automation software).
Prior to joining Woodside Fund, John was an early executive at Netscape Communications. Initially, John led a team that drove the company’s first significant revenues, helping launch Netscape through its initial public offering. Later, John ran Netscape’s Electronic Software Distribution and Strategic Channel Sales groups. During his tenure at Netscape, John worked closely with hundreds of early stage entrepreneurs helping build web-based e-commerce and enterprise software applications. Prior to Netscape, John worked at Oracle Corporation, marketing and selling large-scale enterprise database technologies.
John has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business, and a BA from the University of California Berkeley. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Trinity School. For leisure, John enjoys tennis, skiing, golf, and spending time with his family.
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