379 Lytton Ave
Palo Alto, California 94301

SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Ken Elefant, General Partner, Opus Capital Focus: Internet and Software

Start: 01/15/2009 - 8:00am
End: 01/15/2009 - 9:30am

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

URL:www.svase.org/?q=node/1983
Location: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP
379 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301

VC Breakfast Club with Ken Elefant, General Partner, Opus Capital Focus: Internet and Software

Opus Capital, www.opuscapital.com

Opus Capital Group is an alternative assets firm with more than $1 billion in committed capital under management. Since 1971, Opus Capital's predecessor funds have invested in more than 350 companies spanning multiple industries.

At Opus Capital Group, we strive to deliver superior investment returns. We do this by helping build sustainable, successful companies, and by focusing on innovative products and technologies. In everything we do, we emphasize a long term, quality orientation in all of our investment strategies.

Ken Elefant, General Partner, Opus Capital
Ken Elefant is a founding partner of Opus Capital focusing primarily on internet and software investments. Ken serves on the board of Spock Networks, Pudding Media, Jivox, iWidgets and TrustedID and was involved with several prior investments including Virsa Systems (NYSE: SAP) and Riverbed Technology (Nasdaq: RVBD). Previously, Ken was a Senior Associate at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Prior to this, Ken was a Senior Associate and Kauffman Fellow at Battery Ventures.

Ken brings strong operating experience to Opus. Previously, he worked at Radius Inc. as Director of International Sales and Marketing when the revolutionary Radius Pivot Monitor was the hot seller in Japan. His role at Radius included serving as a member of the executive staff and opening the company's first sales and marketing office in the Benelux region of Europe.

He has also held various marketing and business development positions at Claris Corporation (the software subsidiary of Apple Computer) and RealNetworks. While at Claris, Ken devised the compensation plan for the U.S. sales force that helped move the company from being a Macintosh-only company to being a cross-platform company.

Ken holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton undergraduate division at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

WHEN: Thursday, January 15
8 – 9:30 AM

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

PRE-REGISTERED RATES:
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/1983

Added by svaseinfo on December 18, 2008