WHAT:VC Breakfast Club with Saurabh Srivastava of Artiman Ventures, focus on Information Technology, Systems, Software and Wireless
WHEN:Thu July 24th 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 Saurabh Srivastava of Artiman Ventures, focus on Information Technology, Systems, Software and Wireless
At Artiman Ventures, we focus our energies on helping talented entrepreneurs commercialize leading edge technologies to create world class companies. We are actively involved with our entrepreneurs from the earliest stages of company creation in distilling ideas and opportunities, brainstorming, refining business plans, building high energy teams, developing channel partners and customers, and syndicating venture financings.
The cornerstone of Artiman’s technology-diversified investment strategy is investing in 'white spaces', which we define as large opportunities where a company has no identifiable competitors, and a market or technology lead of at least twelve months. We are typically the first institutional capital, most often at the 'concept stage' when the founders are still refining their key ideas and concepts. At the 'concept stage', the Artiman team acts as collaborative partners to the founding team, helping with all aspects of strategy, market definition and company creation.
Our initial investments range in size from $100K seed to a conventional Series A investment of $2-4M. We prefer to limit aggregate investment over the life of a company to approximately $10M in capital.
Saurabh Srivastava focuses on early-stage technology investments in systems and software. As a Partner of Artiman Ventures, he is currently on the boards of airwide Solutions, Digital Radio Express, Dyyno, Lightwire (formerly SiOptical), Kasenna, OpSource and Ortiva Wireless.
Prior to joining Artiman in 2000, Saurabh was a Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Cisco Systems' Corporate Business Development group, where he led the technology strategy for VoIP and wireless mobility teams, focusing on Cisco's technology and acquisition strategies in the voice-over IP, wireless/mobility and VPN areas. At Cisco he led 18 acquisitions and 10+ investments.
Before joining Cisco, Saurabh worked part time for Philips while completing Stanford's MBA program. At Philips, he worked with a group that created the venture funding arm of Philips in the US. Prior to that, for almost eight years, Saurabh held various operating roles from engineering to engineering management, marketing and pre-sales at Silicon Graphics, Inc., Kaleida Labs and Digital Equipment Corp.
He also holds two patents for networking protocol technologies.
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