SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Matan Friedman, Senior Associate, Bessemer Venture Partners Focus: Clean Tech
Start: 04/14/2011 - 8:00 am
End: 04/14/2011- 9:30 pm
Contact Info: Jai Kumar
Email: [email protected]
Location: Kilpatrick Townsend
379 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
Bessemer Venture Partners, www.bvp.com
Bessemer Venture Partners has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, Mumbai and Herzliya and manages more than $2 billion of venture capital invested in more than 130 companies located around the world. Some of our portfolio companies, like Ungermann Bass and Verisign, were started in our offices. With our roadmap approach to investing, BVP seeks out entrepreneurial opportunities across industries and geographies.
Even so, the everyday priority of BVP professionals is applying our considerable startup experience to support the entrepreneurs we back. In 2008, Bessemer Venture Partners realized three IPOs (OnMobile, Shriram EPC, IPC: The Hospitalist Company) and six major acquisitions of companies in our portfolio (IAG by Nielsen, Sirtris by Glaxo, Gracenote by Sony, Bladelogic by BMC, PA Semi by Apple, and Pure Networks by Cisco)
Matan Friedman, Senior Associate, Bessemer Venture Partners
Matan Friedman, a senior associate in the Menlo Park, Calif. office, joined Bessemer in 2008 to focus on the clean-tech sector.
At Bessemer, he has been closely involved with the firm’s investments in energy-management firm CPower (acquired by Constellation Energy) and Xtreme Power, which makes energy-storage and power-management systems. He was also involved in the company’s investment in Pinnacle Engines, formerly known as Cleeves Engines.
Most recently, Matan was manager of strategy and business development for Ze-Gen, an early-stage, Boston-based developer of advanced waste-to-energy technology. While in Boston, Matan also engaged in consulting projects for early-stage startups in the recycling and water-purification sectors. Previously, he was a business analyst with McKinsey and Co.’s Tel Aviv office, where he consulted on productivity improvement, business development, strategy and corporate finance.
Earlier in his career, Matan held a series of roles in the intelligence branch of the Israeli Defense Force, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. During this time, as he worked on R&D-related projects, his interest in energy and efficiency began.
Matan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Tel Aviv University.
When: Thursday, April 14, 2011
8 – 9:30 AM
Location: Kilpatrick Townsend, 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 Kilpatrick Townsend, www.kilpatricktownsend.com.
Added by svaseinfo on March 30, 2011