SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Joyce Chung, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures, Focus: Software, Services, Clean Technology,
Start: 9/30/2008 - 8:00 am
End: 9/30/2008- 9:30 am
Email: [email protected]
Location: Greenberg Traurig LLP 1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Garage Technology Ventures, www.garage.com
Garage Technology Ventures is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund. We’re looking to invest in entrepreneurial teams with big ideas and a need for seed capital to turn their ideas into great companies.
We are willing to invest in unproven teams attacking unproven markets with unproven solutions. We’re not interested in teams that are creating the nth solution to the same old problem nor companies who are trying to improve things by only 10 or 20 percent.
On a more tactical level, the characteristics of the companies we invest in are:
* Sectors: Software, services, clean technology, and material sciences (not life sciences)
* Funding: Seeking seed or early investments from $500,000 to $3,000,000
* Geography: California or Western US based
* Business model: requiring less than $5,000,000 to reach break even or sustainability
Joyce Chung, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Joyce Chung has over 10 years of operating experience in technology companies and 10 years of venture capital investing experience. She was a founding partner of Cardinal Venture Capital, a $125 million early stage venture fund. At Cardinal, Joyce was responsible for investments in Chipcon (acquired by Texas Instruments), Mobilygen, Valista, and Zilliant. She continues to co-manage the current Cardinal portfolio.
Prior to forming Cardinal Venture Capital, Joyce managed venture investments for Adobe Ventures. Her portfolio companies included Vignette (Nasdaq: VIGN), DigitalThink, Digimarc (Nasdaq: DMRC), and Virage. Joyce also held operating roles at Adobe Systems, Sony Corporation, and Cambridge Technology Group.
She received an B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Joyce is active at the Stanford Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and is on the board of the Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA), Chair of the Northern California chapter of AMITA and Member of the Executive Council of Astia.
When: Thursday, September 30
8 – 9:30 AM
Location: Greenberg Traurig LLP, 1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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 Greenberg Traurig LLP, www.gtlaw.com.
Added by svaseinfo on August 7, 2010