Silicom Ventures members,
As 2006 comes to a close, we look back on another fruitful
year of growth. The Silicom Ventures fund is in serious
due diligence process with the intention of investing
in one of the companies which was funded already by Silicom
members. Our membership grew 50% and it is straining the
venue at KPMG. Our selection process for new members will
be more rigorous to reflect our limited capacity. During
2006 we were contacted by some 2000 companies 100 of which
were selected to present, 5 received funding and 3 are
under advanced due diligence.
thank you, our members, for this continued success and
are pleased to share with you some of the year's achievements.
featured high profile speakers such as Eli Harari, Dov
Moran, Wally Rhines and Ray Bingham. In the spirit of
bringing our members events of current interest, we hosted
the former Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu,
for an engaging talk on Nuclear Proliferation and Economics.
We've held panel discussions on topics such as Alternative
Fuel, Digital Media, Economy and Ecology, Open Source,
the future of Semiconductor technology and rounded the
year up with a panel on investment and M&A trends.
Our International exposure has reached new heights with
the first International Entrepreneur Summit in Israel,
and global events for Mexico, the Netherlands and the
Canary Islands. The next International Summit is already
in the works and will be held in China next April.
We hope to continue bringing our membership interesting
and exciting events, and as always, welcome your feedback
Happy New year.