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According to the latest MoneyTree Survey* data, venture capitalists (VC) invested $6.7 billion in the 3rd quarter of 2006, an 8% drop from the previous quarter. Yet the quarter is marked by increased investments in seed and early stage companies. A sign of weakness in the technology sector, or a sign of VC confidence? What will this portend for 2007? More importantly, what sectors are getting VC attention?

In our first event of the year, we bring together a panel of distinguished venture capitalists, and ask them to examine the investment landscape and look into their crystal balls. Where will VCs likely put their money in 2007? What sectors are hot? What sectors will likely be avoided? Is Web 2.0 a key enabling technology, or a buzz word of the day? Will China be the next bubble? What recommendations are there for the early stage venture or entrepreneur?

Join us for an informative and insightful evening as we kick off 2007 to an auspicious start.

* The MoneyTree Survey is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States, conducted as a collaboration between PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Thomson Venture Economics and the National Venture Capital Association

Steve Bengston Managing Director of Emerging Company Services (ECS), PricewaterhouseCoopers

Eric Dunn, General Partner, Cardinal Venture Capital
Paul Koontz, General Partner, Foundation Capital
Pete Moran, General Partner, DCM Doll Capital Management
Tom Rosch, General Partner, InterWest Partners
John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures
Gus Tai, General Partner, Trinity Ventures

About Chinese Software Professionals Association (CSPA):
CSPA is an established, professional networking community founded in July 1988. CSPA is focused on developing leadership, entrepreneurship, and community, while bridging the gap between US and Asia-Pacific businesses. Through engaging, high-quality live events and online environments, members are able to meet fellow software industry innovators and develop solid business connections.

Pre-register & pay at door: $15 for premium members, $25 for basic members, $20 for students, $5+ for walkins, non-members (register as basic member for free).

Official Website: http://www.cspa.com/eventdetail.php?eid=20070117

Added by FullCalendar on December 20, 2006