SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Neal Hansch, Principal, Rustic Canyon Partners
Start: 11/19/2009 - 8:00am
End: 11/19/2009 - 9:30am
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Location: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP 379 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
Rustic Canyon Partners, www.rusticcanyon.com
Since its founding in 1999, Rustic Canyon has maintained its position as one of the largest venture capital firms based in Southern California, with a strong and visible presence in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Our presence in these locations and our roots in these communities provide Rustic Canyon with extensive connections to entrepreneurs, management teams and other strategic resources to help build value for our portfolio companies and investors.
We invest across the equity continuum, from seed stage companies to later-stage opportunities. Our venture capital investments typically range from $2-4 million initial investment, while our investments in more mature businesses are significantly higher. We are long term investors and reserve substantial capital to support our portfolio companies through multiple rounds of financing. We prefer to take lead positions in the investments we make, though this is not a requisite. We are hands-on investors seeking to add significant value to our portfolio companies; therefore we generally require board representation and have a preference for West Coast-based companies given the footprint of our operations.
Neal Hansch, Principal, Rustic Canyon Partners
Neal Hansch brings over a decade of experience in venture capital, technology operations and investment banking. Before joining Rustic Canyon, Neal worked in the Corporate Development group at Macromedia, where he was responsible for executing worldwide M&A transactions and strategic equity investments.
Prior to Macromedia, Neal was at Technology Crossover Ventures, where he focused on investments in the software, networking infrastructure and e-commerce industries. He has also worked in Product Marketing at webMethods (Nasdaq: WEBM), a leading enterprise application integration company, and co-founded a start-up that provides popular software extensions for Web development tools.
Neal began his career as a financial analyst in the Software Group at Robertson Stephens, where he worked with clients such as BEA, BroadVision, HNC, Hyperion, Informatica and Intuit.
Neal received his M.B.A. with distinction from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he was a Deutschman Venture Fellow. He also received bachelor degrees in Economics and Psychology from Duke University.
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 20098 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP, 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 Townsend, Townsend and Crew, www.townsend.com.
Added by svaseinfo on October 3, 2009