379 Lytton Ave
Palo Alto, California 94301

SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Savinay Berry, Vice President, Granite Ventures Focus: Software and Communications

Start: 11/05/2009 - 8:00am
End: 11/05/2009 - 9:30am

Contact Info:
JaiKumar Email: [email protected]
Cell: 408-406-4693


Location: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP 379 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301

Granite Ventures, www.granitevc.com
Granite Ventures has been helping early-stage technology companies build solid foundations for success since 1992. We focus our investments on two sectors where our partners have deep domain expertise, broad industry knowledge, and significant investment experience: Communications and Components and Software.

Granite has managed over $1 billion in venture capital and has invested in more than 90 private companies. We partner with promising and successful entrepreneurs to create businesses that have a competitive edge and help them achieve category leadership.

Our team has been involved with some of the most dynamic and successful companies in the technology world. We have founded companies, held senior executive positions inside notable corporations, bought and sold companies, and guided our investments through significant milestones including Initial Public Offerings. In short, we understand what entrepreneurs are experiencing because we have been there. We know what it takes to build a viable business that can survive in the public markets because we've done that. And we help companies map out their future — whether it's going public or getting acquired. An investment from Granite provides access to our collective expertise.

Granite's team of investment professionals has a history of backing leading companies, including: Digimarc (NASDAQ:DMRC), DigitalThink (acquired by Convergys Systems), InfoGear (acquired by Cisco), Internap (AMEX:IIP), NetBoost (acquired by Intel), Nexabit (acquired by Lucent), Siebel Systems (NASDAQ:SEBL), Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR), SnapTrack (acquired by QUALCOMM), Tumbleweed Communications (NASDAQ:TMWD) and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN).

Savinay Berry, Vice President, Granite Ventures
Savinay Berry joined Granite Ventures in August 2008. He focuses on both software and communications.

Prior to joining Granite Ventures, Savinay held associate positions at JK&B Capital and MK Capital. From 2000 to 2006, he held various positions at Dell Inc., most recently as senior global commodity manager for wireless products. He also served as a development engineer in the data recording equipment start-up at Instrumented Sensors Technology from 1998 to 2000.

Savinay received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management and Master's in Engineering Management degree from the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, both at Northwestern University. He holds a Master's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and a B.S. degree from University of Pune, India.

WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 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.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/3471

Added by svaseinfo on October 14, 2009

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