According to the latest MoneyTree Survey* data, venture capitalists (VC) invested $7.1 billion in the 3rd quarter of 2007, a slight drop from the previous quarter of $7.2 billion and a bigger drop from the 1st quarter of $7.5 billion. Is this a sign of ongoing stability, or a pending slowdown? With the U.S. economy facing increasing uncertainty, what will these investment data mean for 2008? What sectors will the venture world be interested in, and what sectors are already over-hyped and over-invested?
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 2008? What sectors are hot? What sectors are not? Will China be the next bubble? Will green-tech be the next savior for investors?
Join us for an informative and insightful evening as we kick off 2008 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
* Dr. Juan Antonio Carballo, General Partner, Argon Venture Partners
* Curtis Feeny, Managing Director, Voyager Capital
* Mark Gorenberg, Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
* John Hall, Managing Director, Horizon Venture Capital
* Vish Mishra, Senior Venture Partner, Clearstone Venture Partners
* Michael Song, Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners
Pre-register & pay at door: $15 for premium members, $20 for basic members, $15 for students, $5+ for walkins, non-members (register as basic member for free).
Official Website: http://www.cspa.com/eventdetail.php?eid=20080115
Added by FullCalendar on December 27, 2007