WHAT:VC Breakfast Club with Mike Hodges of ATA Ventures, focus on Information Technology, Internet, Semiconductor, Software and Wireless
WHEN: Thu July 10th from 8:00am – 9:30am
WHERE:Nixon Peabody, 200 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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 Nixon Peabody, www.nixonpeabody.com.
VC Breakfast Club with Mike Hodges of ATA Ventures, focus on Information Technology, Internet, Semiconductor, Software and Wireless
With a focus on Information Technologies (IT), the ATA Ventures team makes capital investments in opportunities where the combined backgrounds of the ATA Ventures professionals can provide an extraordinary positive influence on the portfolio company management team.
The firm’s investment professionals offer an average of over 25 years of related experience (per Managing Director) to support their portfolio companies as they grow.
ATA Ventures’ $150 million charter fund (ATA Ventures I, L.P.) was created in March of 2004 and targets investments in companies that consist of exceptional people, technology, and plans which appear to offer above-average prospects for capital growth.
The formation of the firm’s second fund of $196 million (ATA Ventures II, L.P.) was completed in May of 2006 to continue with similar investment philosophies and objectives.
Backed by leading foundations, fund of funds, pensions funds, and endowments, the ATA Ventures team has formed a platform to support exciting companies for many years to come.
Mike Hodges joined ATA Ventures in 2006 as a Venture Partner, after having built a reputation as a successful CEO and interim CEO. Mike is credited with several successful turn-around efforts, including Tellium, a Telecom Networking company that began as a technology spinout from Bellcore in 1997 (Tellium completed a public offering of $1.5B in 2001). Furthermore, Mr. Hodges filled CEO or iCEO roles at a variety of venture-backed technology start-ups, including Cygnet Systems, Biometric Imaging, SkyStream, NanoGram, Bandwidth9, Onetta, Silvan Networks, and MEMX.
Prior to his startup success, Mike’s career from direct operating roles through division president at Spectra-Physics during which time the company grew to a $300M revenue NYSE public company. His more notable positions at Spectra-Physics included Division President Barcode Laser Scanning and Division President Autolab Instrumentation Division.
In a feature article about Mike, Telephony Magazine named him as “The Best CEO You’ve Never Heard Of.” The magazine went on to say, “Mike is money. He’s the first guy you should turn to when the game is on the line and the last guy you should ever bet against.” Along with Mike’s past operating roles, he has worked regularly with several leading venture capital firms as an expert consultant.
Mike provides expert support to the ATA Venture’s comprehensive portfolio of companies, as well as seeking new investments for the firm’s current and future funds. He currently serves as a Director on the Boards of TeleCIS Wireless, PixSense, Red Condor, Billeo and WaveBender. Mike graduated from U.C. Berkeley, receiving BSEE and MSEE degrees.
Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/1525
Added by svaseinfo on June 26, 2008