SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Prasanna Krishnan, Associate, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Focus:
Start: 12/04/2008 - 8:00am
End: 12/04/2008 - 9:30am
Contact Info: Jai Kumar Email: [email protected]
Location: Nixon Peabody LLP 200 Page Mill Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2022
VC Breakfast Club with Prasanna Krishnan, Associate, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Focus:
Draper Fisher Jurvetson, www.dfj.com
DFJ's mission is to identify, serve, and provide capital for extraordinary entrepreneurs anywhere who are determined to change the world. Since its founding in 1985, DFJ has been proud to back over 500 companies across many sectors including such industry changing successes such as Hotmail (acquired by MSFT), Baidu (BIDU), Skype (acquired by EBAY), United Online (UNTD), Overture (acquired by YHOO), Athenahealth (ATHN), EnerNOC (ENOC), TicketsNow (acquired by TicketMaster), Feedburner (acquired by Google), Interwoven (IWOV), Four11 (acquired by YHOO), Parametric (PMTC), and Digidesign (acquired by AVID).
Prasanna Krishnan, Associate, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Prasanna is an Associate and Kauffman Fellow at Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Prior to joining DFJ, Prasanna worked as a Program Manager at Microsoft on WinFS - a new storage system for next generation Windows PCs. She defined the product design for storage and search capabilities, managed cross-functional teams, and worked with leading media software and document management companies to persuade them to adopt WinFS. Prasanna was selected into the Microsoft Select Fast-track Program as one of 15 employees who demonstrated potential to be future leaders at the company. She also worked at McKinsey & Company in their Philadelphia office, at Internet Capital Group and at Novell Software Development Ltd in India.
Prasanna holds an MBA from the Wharton School where she graduated as a Palmer Scholar. She has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was a Siebel Scholar, and received the C.W.Gear Outstanding Graduate Student award for research and service. Prasanna holds a B.E. in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, India where she received the University Fellowship awarded to the top 10 undergraduates each semester. She was also awarded the BITS Alumni Association's "30 under 30" award.
WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2008
8 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION: Nixon Peabody LLP, 200 Page Mill Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2022
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 Nixon Peabody LLP,
Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/1876
Added by svaseinfo on November 18, 2008