SDForum's Venture Finance SIG presents...
"Angel Financing: Finding the Right Partners"
Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 6:30-8:30 PM
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP
2000 University Ave., E Palo Alto
Join us next Wednesday, November 15 for a panel discussion with
leading angel investors, advisors, and CEOs. The panelists have
raised money from leading angels in Silicon Valley and beyond, have
been angel investors themselves in many high-profile startups, and,
as CEOs, have worked closely with top VC firms including Kleiner
Perkins, Foundation Capital, Mayfield and Redpoint.
Hear an experienced group of angels, entrepreneurs, and VCs discuss
their experiences and offer their advice. Topics to be covered
- Tapping angel networks: where angel investors look for deals
- How to get an angel interested in your deal
- The angel funding process - pulling together a financing
- How to maximize the value (beyond funding) that angels can add to
- Mistakes to avoid when raising angel financing and working with
Audience participation is encouraged, so there will be ample time to
ask questions of the panel.
Michael Tanne, CEO and co-Founder, Wink
Barney Pell, CEO and co-Founder, Powerset
Paul Martino, CEO and co-Founder, Aggregate Knowledge
Josh Becker, Advisor, SimplyHired, Flock, iAmplify
David Sachs, Senior Associate, Trident Capital
About the Panel
Michael Tanne, Wink - http://www.wink.com
Michael is founder and CEO of Wink, a Social Search Engine that uses
people's contributions and feedback to make it easier to find and
share current, relevant results on the Web. Previously Michael was
founder of AdForce, a publicly-traded Internet ad serving company
acquired by CMGi in 2000. Michael then founded XDegrees which was
acquired by Microsoft in 2002. Previously Michael ran products at
Verity, the leader in enterprise search. Michael is also an
investor/advisor to start-ups including LinkedIn, SimplyHired,
Flock, Dogster, Revision3, RealTravel and Edgeio and serves on the
board of Cloudmark, a leading anti-spam provider.
Barney Pell, Powerset - http://www.powerset.com
Barney Pell, Ph.D., is Founder and CEO of Powerset, a VC-funded
startup company building a natural langauage search engine. For over
15 years Barney Pell (Ph.D. Computer science, Cambridge University
1993) has pursued groundbreaking technical and commercial innovation
in A.I. and Natural Language understanding at research institutions
including NASA, SRI, Stanford University and Cambridge University.
In startup companies, Dr. Pell was Chief Strategist and VP of
Business Development at StockMaster.com (acquired by Red Herring in
March, 2000) and later had the same role at Whizbang! Labs, a
pioneer of Vertical Search. Just prior to founding Powerset, Pell
was an Entrepeneur in Residence at Mayfield, one of the top VC firms
in Silicon Valley.
Paul Martino, Aggregate Knowledge - http://www.aggregateknowledge.com
Paul is CEO of Aggregate Knowledge, and has been a serial
entrepreneur who was the founding CTO of Tribe.net and founding CEO
of Ahpah Software, a Java security company. He has previously held
senior business development positions at Intertrust and SkyPilot.
Formerly of Redpoint Ventures and Agile Software, Josh is an
investor/advisor to many start-ups including SimplyHired, Flock,
iAmplify and Cryptic Studios. He is also Chairman and Founder of
the Full Circle Fund, worked at Netscape and McKinsey & Co, and was
the first employee of EarthWeb and Dice.com. He graduated from
Williams College and has an MBA from Stanford.
David Sachs, Trident Capital - http://www.tridentcap.com
David joined Trident Capital as a Senior Associate in 2005 having
previously worked at Redpoint Ventures, Bain & Company, and
Montgomery Securities. He graduated from Harvard College and has an
MBA from Wharton.
7:00pm-8:30pm Discussion and Q&A
Venture Finance Co-Chairs:
Tom Cervantez - Davis Wright Tremaine
Shai Goldman - Silicon Valley Bank
David Sachs - Trident Capital
Pre-registration is recommended. Seating is limited!
$20 SDForum members
$30 Non-SDForum members
Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships
To register online, please visit the link below.
Note: These are the tall buildings on the corner of University
Avenue and Woodland Avenue on the west side of Hwy. 101. They are in
the University Circle complex.
The Venture Finance SIG is sponsored by Microsoft,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Silicon Valley Bank
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Added by dsach1w on November 9, 2006