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Palo Alto, California 94304

The only certainty about these times is its uncertainty. With a new President in Washington, financial turmoil on Wall St., Detroit teetering on the kindness of taxpayers, looming credit card crunch, and of course, the mortgage crisis, no one is untouched and no investment is sacred. Within the context of such historical structural upheaval, what will happen to venture capitalism? What will it mean to entrepreneurs?

In this 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 put their money in 2009? What sectors are hot? What sectors are not? What has happened to valuations? What would be their advice for entrepreneurs?

As is now our tradition, we will begin with a presentation of the latest MoneyTree Survey* from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Join us for an informative and insightful evening as we kick off 2009 in uncharted waters.

(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 - Director, Emerging Company Services (ECS), PricewaterhouseCoopers

Prashant Shah - Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Ashmeet Sidana - General Partner, Foundation Capital
John Steuart - Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures
Gus Tai - General Partner, Trinity Ventures

More Info: http://www.cspa.com/eventdetail.php?eid=20090113

Appetizers and drinks will be served.

Register & pay online: $15 for premium members, $20 for basic members, $25 for non-members, +$5 for walkins. Non-members may register for basic membership for free.

Official Website: http://www.cspa.com/eventdetail.php?eid=20090113

Added by FullCalendar on December 18, 2008