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Date: November 11th , 2003
Time: 5:30PM -8:30PM
KPMG, Mountain View


  • Poster Sessions (click here to view the companies)/ Buffet Dinner / Networking
  • Sundew Technologies Presentation / Q & A
  • VC Panel Discussion
  • Topic: " Early stage high tech investment in the new environment "
    Outline: How the roles of angels, small VCs, corp VCs and the large top tier VCs have changed after the bubble and will change during the recovery. What are the inefficiencies in this new investment environment and how entrepreneurs and investors can exploit them.

    Moderator: Amos Barzilay, Partner of Walden Int.


    Julien Nguyen, Managing Director of Applied Venture Capital

    Bruce Crocker, General Partner of Pitango Venture Capital

    Ogen Perry, Partner at Vertex Venture Capital Israel

    Naval Ravikant, Investor at August Capital

    William T. Charlton, Managing Partner of BH Equity Research
  • Group Discussion


Members, please RSVP by Nov 7th. to [email protected]

Non-members, please click here to register. $150 for VC/Corporate $75 individual. Based on availability.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Moderator: Amos Barzilay Ph.D., Partner at Walden Int.
Amos joined Walden International in 2001. Prior to joining WI, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Content and Supplier Group of Commerce One. He attained this position after selling Mergent Systems, a business-to-business e-commerce infrastructure start-up, where he was co-founder, CEO and Chairman to Commerce One. Earlier in his professional life he was General Manager of C*ATS Software, a leader in financial risk management software, and Worldwide Director of Industry Marketing at Informix, an enterprise software manufacturer. Amos holds a B.S. in Engineering from Technion in Israel and a Ph.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Amos Barzilay

Panelist: Julien Nguyen, Managing Director of Applied Venture Capital

Julien Nguyen is a serial entrepreneur who founded and led four successful enterprises from inception to market leadership. Prior to founding Applied Materials Ventures in May 2001, Julien Nguyen was a Venture Partner at Global Catalyst Partners focusing on investments in communications infrastructure.

Julien earned a Master of Science degree from Ecole Polytechnique in France (X77) and a Post Graduate degree from Telecom Paris. Mr. Nguyen holds nine patents granted in the US.

Julien Nguyen

Panelist: Bruce Crocker, General Partner of Pitango Venture Capital
Prior to Pitango, Mr. Crocker co-founded Eucalyptus Ventures and since that time has served as Managing Director of the fund. Prior to founding Eucalyptus, he served as a managing director in technology investment banking at Hambrecht & Quist. Mr. Crocker led the development of H&Q's initial underwriting practice in Israel, and sponsored six H&Q venture investments. Mr. Crocker previously served as President and CEO of Exploration Systems, a start-up application software company targeting the oil and gas exploration markets, and of EG&G Geometrics, a manufacturer of geophysical instruments and a supplier of airborne geophysical survey services.
Mr. Crocker holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Bruce Crocker

Panelist: William T. Charlton, Ph.D.Managing Partner at BH Equity
Billy Charlton received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Texas, Austin in 1994. Billy previously earned an MBA in Finance from St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas) and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He worked for Hewlett-Packard for five years as a field engineer, where he was the district systems and network specialist. Billy is a finance professor in the E.C. Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. His academic work focuses on the investment constraints faced by financial institutions. Billy's research has been published and presented in journals and conferences around the world.


Billy Charlton

Panelist: Ogen Perry, Partner at Vertex Venture Capital Israel
Mr. Perry was the Founder and Executive Director of California Israel Angels (CIA), an Israeli-focused group of angel investors in the Silicon Valley. He was a partner with Helix Capital, LLC, a mergers and acquisitions firm in San Francisco. Mr. Perry was an Investment Manager with Intel Capital and an Engagement Manager with McKinsey and Co. in Brussels and San Francisco.

Ogen Perry earned an M.B.A. with distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA and an M.E. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.

Ogen Perry

Panelist: Naval Ravikant, Investor at August Capital
Naval is a veteran of multiple start-ups with experience in broadband telecommunications, software, semiconductor, optical networking and Internet-related businesses. Formerly an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at August Capital, Naval conceived of, co-founded, and was CEO of Epinions, Inc. (now Shopping.com). Prior to that, Naval was a co-founder of Genoa corporation, a Fremont-based manufacturer of semiconductor optical
components. Prior to co-founding Genoa, Naval worked in the strategic planning group at @Home Network. He has also served as a consultant in the high-tech practice area of the Boston Consulting Group.
Naval's investments at August Capital include Scintera Networks, Microdisplay Corporation, Instant802 Networks, and Technorati, Inc.


Naval Ravikant




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