January 13, 2009
5:00PM -9:00PM

500 E. Middlefield Rd.
Mountain View, CA

5:00PM-6:00PM Poster Session / Buffet Dinner / Networking
6:00PM-7:00PM Company Presentations
7:00PM-7:30PM Break / Poster Session / Networking
7:30PM-7:50PM Keynote Speaker: Joe Morgan, SVB
"Capitulation or Head Fake?"
1.    Current Market Environment
2.    How Did We Get Here?
3.    What is Being Done?
4.    When Do We Get to the Endgame?
5.    Where Should I Invest Today?
7:50PM-8:30PM Panel Discussion
"Venture-Backed Technology Companies Outlook"
8:30PM-9:00PM Poster Session / Networking
Amos Barzilay
General Partner, Walden International

Amos Barzilay has been a Venture Capitalist with Walden International a top VC firm in the Silicon Valley since 2001. He has evaluated hundreds of start-ups and has been a board member in a dozen companies. He also has been an angel investor and an entrepreneur. Some of his exits include Kiva (sold to Netscape for $180m), Rightworks (sold to ICG for $1.3B), Mergent (sold to CommerceOne for $200M) and Business Signatures (sold to Entrust). Dr. Barzilay has an engineering degree from the Technion in Israel and a M.B.A. and Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Joe Morgan
CIO and Head of Portfolio Management, SVB Financial Group

Joe Morgan is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Portfolio Management for SVB Asset Management. He has 15 years of experience managing fixed income portfolios for the purpose of total return, current income, and liability diffusion. Prior to joining SVB Asset Management, Morgan was a senior portfolio manager with City National Asset Management in Beverly Hills, and was responsible for the firm's taxable fixed income total return oriented clients. He also spent seven years with Seneca Capital Management in San Francisco. At Seneca, he was responsible for managing institutional fixed income assets totaling over $5 billion with various return objectives and benchmarks. Morgan received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in finance from Texas A&M University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Greg McAdoo
Venture Capitalist, Sequoia Capital

Greg McAdoo is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital focusing on semiconductor and systems investments. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2000, Greg was President and CEO of Sentient Networks (CSCO). Previously, Greg held senior engineering and executive level management positions at Cisco Systems, Sourcecom, Micom Communications and Datability Systems.
Chris Rust
General Partner, USVP

Chris joined USVP as a General Partner in 2004. He focuses on seed and early stage investments in the IT sector. Prior to USVP, Chris held the position of CEO at Mahi Networks (2001-2004); Partner at Sequoia Capital (1998-2002); Senior Director of PLM at Carrier Access Corporation (1997-1998, Nasdaq:CACS); Director of Marketing at Comcore (1996-1997, acquired by National); Principal Network Architect and founding member of Time Warner Roadrunner (1994-1995, on loan from US WEST); Broadband Network Architect at US WEST (1992-1996); and Member of Technical Staff at MITRE (1988-1992). He started working in high tech as an electrical engineer designing microwave FDM radio equipment for Nokia in Helsinki, Finland (1987). Chris is currently a Director of Akros Silicon (Power-over-Ethernet ICs), Dilithium Networks (transcoding gateways), Dune Networks (networking ICs) StrataLight (40G optical transport), VeriWave (WLAN test gear), and Zannel (instant media messaging service). He also serves on the VC Advisory Board for the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA), and is a member of the communications and networking societies of the IEEE. He has been a Director of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), was a founding member of the Cable Labs DOCSIS cable modem standards body, and has been a contributor to the ADSL and ATM forums.

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