Many of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups have capitalized on their relationships with strategic partners and investors, taking advantage of key customer relationships and sharing development costs for new products. However, working with a strategic investor for a start-up also has its risks with respect to investment terms and the liquidity event.
How can start-ups and venture capital investors that co-invest with strategic investors better manage their relationships with strategic investors and partners?
VC Taskforce's Corporate Venture Capital special interest group has formed a panel of some of the leading corporate VCs to address some of these issues and provide some advice to start-up companies and venture capital investors.
Moderator & Chair:
John Park, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
Alex Marquez, Director, Intel Capital - Digital Media
David Hartwig, Partner, SAP Ventures
Drew Clark, Director of Strategy, IBM Venture Capital
Rob Trice, SK Telecom Ventures
Jeff Russakow, Vice President of Global Strategies & Solutions, Symantec
Hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be served.
$45 VC Taskforce members, $65 Affiliates, $85 General.
Official Website: http://www.VCTaskForce.com
Added by FullCalendar on January 28, 2009