2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304

2011 was a confusing year, full of good and bad news. VCs invested roughly $26B, up from $23B in 2010, but VC fundraising was only roughly $14B, so the VCs invested $12B more than they raised in 2011 and $10B more than they raised in 2010, an unsustainable model. Three of the top 4 sectors in 2011 - cleantech, biotech, and medical devices - all face major obstacles and spark much skepticism from many investors. Roughly 50 VC backed companies went public in the US in 2011, down from 75 in 2010, a modest year from a historical perspective. The VC market is in disequilibrium...it cannot stay like this. Will 2012 be better, worse, or the same as 2011? Why are most companies using Pillsbury and PwC? Only our experts know! Come hear the answers!

8:00am - 8:30am Registration and Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am Introductions
8:45am - 9:00am Overview
9:00am - 9:45am Panel Discussion
9:45am - 10:00am Q/A, Networking

Confirmed Speakers:

Steve Bengston, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Casper de Clercq, Norwest Venture Partners
Steve Goldberg, Venrock
Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad
Moderator: Allison Leopold Tilley, Pillsbury Winthrop

Official Website: http://www.svforum.org

Added by FullCalendar on January 5, 2012

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