SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Sumeet Jain, Principal, CMEA Capital Focus: Information Technology
Start: 03/31/2011 - 8:00 am
End: 03/31/2011- 9:30 am
Email: [email protected]
Location: Greenberg Traurig LLP 1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
CMEA Capital, www.cmea.com
CMEA believes the explosion in science over the last generation is a mere preamble to what lies ahead. Advances in our three focus areas – life sciences, information technology and energy and materials – will transform the way people around the globe live, work, treat their health and consume energy.
We also believe tremendous rewards await the patient investor who can identify those discoveries and nurture them to maturity. Not an easy task, nor is it risk free. But after 21 years of success nurturing more than 145 emerging companies, we’ve developed a repeatable, transparent process for generating a competitive return for our investors.
Overview of our areas of emphasis.
We invest in drug development, medical device and diagnostics companies that can rapidly prove their concept, efficiently use capital, and where our investment will inject significant value within 30 months.
Software, as well as semiconductors and emerging internet technologies offer great promise. We believe talent and intellectual property represent the most formidable barriers to entry into these markets.
Energy & Materials
We will take advantage of the tremendous growth in alternative energy consumption, thereby focusing on energy intelligence, advanced generation, future fuels and chemicals, premium power, and energy efficient products.
Sumeet Jain, Principal, CMEA Capital
Sumeet has spent much of his free time traveling across six continents, including visiting over 30 countries in the last six years. He finds new perspectives through his travels and sees new ways of doing things, often inspired by different infrastructure or business paradigms. For example: embracing wireless devices as the primary method for commerce, establishing the right incentives for alternative energy growth, or new methods for delivering quality education remotely.
It is this type of revolutionary thinking Sumeet looks for in companies - those that create new business models that challenge the status quo and are "game-changers". Great entrepreneurs start out with questions like "If we had to solve the problem with a clean sheet of paper, what would it look like?”
Sumeet brings a perspective to investing that comes from having been intimately involved with entrepreneurship and technology from multiple angles - as a startup executive and operator, an engineer, a strategy consultant, and an investment banker.
Sumeet most recently was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its technology investment banking group. At Goldman Sachs, he focused on mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt financing transactions for many venture and private equity backed companies in the software, internet and semiconductor sectors. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Sumeet held positions in sales and business development at iManage, a content management software company until its acquisition by Interwoven in 2003.
Previously, Sumeet was with Personify, an early web analytics software company (acquired by Accrue Software), where he helped grow the company with roles in product management, business development, sales and professional services. Sumeet began his career with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) where he worked on strategy for companies in Andersen Technology Ventures portfolio.
WHEN: Thursday, March 31
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 March 12, 2011