Start: 06/17/2010 - 8:00 am
End: 06/17/2010- 9:30 am
Email: [email protected]
Location: Greenberg Traurig LLP 1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Leapfrog Ventures, www.leapfrogventures.com
Why do we call ourselves Leapfrog?
The answer is simple. We believe that the most successful company in any industry gains a disproportionately higher return for its shareholders. Our mission is to help our portfolio companies Leapfrog their competitors and achieve industry-leading levels of competitive and market performance as quickly as possible.
What does it take to Leapfrog the competition?
Success isn't easy. Opportunity, skill, resources, relationships, commitment, and execution are all needed to succeed. We know. We are all experienced operating executives of technology companies as well as successful venture investors. We can recognize the patterns that signal opportunities or risks in a small, high growth company. We have the resources and relationships to help entrepreneurs create the key alliances that will allow them to achieve victory early and convincingly.
Pete Sinclair, Director, Leapfrog, Ventures
Pete Sinclair brings over 20 years of senior operating and eight years of venture capital experience to the Fund. He has been CEO of and successfully sold companies to Microsoft, Novell, and Adobe Systems, and has participated in two IPOs. He started his career with Hewlett-Packard and joined Apple Computer when it was still a small private company. He has raised money from and worked for some of the top venture capital firms.
At Leapfrog, Pete has invested in ten companies, had four exits with an IRR in excess of 30%, and has only had one of his companies fail.
Pete has a S.B. in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he completed his studies in 3 years and graduated in the top 10% of his class. He is also a graduate of Stanford Business School’s Executive Program for Small Company Presidents, and twice served as the Mayor of the Town of Woodside.
WHEN: Thursday, June 17, 2010
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 June 7, 2010