200 Page Mill Rd,
Palo Alto, California

SVASE VC Breakfast with Doll Capital Management. Focus: CleanTech, On-Line Gaming, Components, SemiC.

Start: 08/20/2009 - 8:00am
End: 08/20/2009 - 9:30am

Contact Info:
JaiKumar Email: [email protected]

Nixon Peabody LLP 200 Page Mill Road, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94306-2022

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.


The SVASE VC Breakfast club provides a terrific opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet with VCs in a relaxed, informal setting, to build relationships and get valuable feedback on their startup idea. Participating entrepreneurs deliver an extended elevator pitch for 8 – 10 minutes, and the guest VC provides immediate feedback, enabling fast, effective, accessible mentoring and relationship development.

A unique opportunity indeed for entrepreneurs to meet with potential investors who they otherwise would struggle to meet, and take away ideas, advice and possible leads from the guest VC as action steps.

Guest VC Firm: Doll Capital Management, www.dcm.com
From Silicon Valley to Beijing and Tokyo, DCM has garnered a distinguished record of providing growth companies around the world with capital and expert business guidance. We work as a team to leverage our hands-on operational experience and access to an extensive network of resources, including close relationships with many of the leading technology companies and investors in the U.S. and Pacific Rim.

Entrepreneurs working with DCM benefit from the collective experience and accessibility of the firm’s investment team, whose partners and principals have held senior management positions at some of the most successful companies in technology — Apple, Arrow Electronics, F5 Networks, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intuit, KLA-Tencor, Mitsubishi, NetFrame and Sina.com — and at professional service firms such as Bain, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs and McKinsey.

At DCM, we invest primarily in early-stage companies (and selectively in strategic late-stage opportunities) and apply our expertise in the following core technology sectors:
- Business Software and Services
- Cleantech
- Consumer/Digital Media
- Communications/Networking
- Components
- Security and Storage

Guest VC: Peter Moran, Sr. General Partner, Doll Capital Management

Pete Moran anchors DCM’s investments into semiconductor and component companies, including businesses that focus on energy efficiency, and was an early investor into the online interactive gaming sector. Pete has spent more than two decades working in several facets of the Semiconductor Industry, from front line roles focused on IC fabrication at KLA Instruments and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent through Management Consulting with McKinsey & Co. to managing a business unit at Arrow Electronics.

Prior to joining DCM, Pete helped launch and subsequently led the Computer Products business for Arrow Electronics. Also at Arrow, he led Finance for the Anthem Electronics subsidiary and guided the Systems Integration operation into a profitable, industry-leading performer.

Previously, Pete worked at McKinsey & Co in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Singapore and Munich, where he managed engagements with a wide range of electronics and communications industry clients. He also was McKinsey’s internal practice expert on the Semiconductor industry.

Prior to McKinsey, Pete worked with Hewlett-Packard to improve manufacturing efficiency and control of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors. Before Hewlett-Packard, Pete helped manage the growth of KLA Instruments’ wafer inspection division from infancy to worldwide market leadership.

Pete has served on the board of or advised the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, the MIT Semiconductor series and the TIE Semiconductor Group.

Born in the Philippines, Pete lived the nomadic childhood of a military son — though his early years were spent in the Mojave Desert, England and Singapore, Pete will tell you New Orleans (where he attended high school) is where he is from.

WHEN: Thursday, August 20th8 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION: Nixon Peabody LLP, 200 Page Mill Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Members - $25; Affiliates who advertise this event - $39; General Public - $49.

This event is co-sponsored by Nixon Peabody, www.nixonpeabody.com.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/3126

Added by svaseinfo on August 8, 2009

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