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Date: May 11th, 2004
Time: 5:00PM -8:30PM

KPMG, Mountain View


Poster Sessions / Buffet Dinner / Networking

Speaker: Vinod Khosla
General Partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Moderator: Tony Perkins, former creator and editor in chief of Red Herring

Topic: "How to be a successful VC" (A special Q&A format)

The following topics will be addressed: The principles of selecting companies, The role of the VC after the investment made. When do you replace the CEO? What is the role of the VC in setting up direction and strategy. Lessons learned: best decisions and the worst mistakes. Some examples from Mr. Khosla's portfolio companies. His perspective on the future of the valley and venture investment.

Sensant Corp. Presentation/ Q & A

Allium Inc. Presentation/ Q & A

Group Discussion


Members, please RSVP to [email protected]

Non-members, please click here to register. $175 for VC/Corporate $100 individual by May 4th. Following that add $25. First priority for Silicom members, guests registration will be accepted based on availability.

Companies, that would like to participate in the poster session please click here.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Speaker: Vinod Khosla General Partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Vinod Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy Systems and founding Chief Executive Officer of Sun Microsystems where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. Vinod serves on the boards of Centrata, Indian School of Business, Infinera, Juniper Networks, Kovio, OnFiber Communications, SEEC, QWEST Communications, Agami and MetricStream.
Vinod holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, a Master's in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Vinod Khosla

Moderator: Tony Perkins, Creator and Editor In Chief, AlwaysOn
Tony is a pioneering media entrepreneur and a prominent opinion leader in the technology business and investment editorial world. Tony earned this distinction as the creator and editor in chief of Red Herring, which he founded in 1993, and the AlwaysOn network, his current venture. Tony continues to chronicle the technology world in a regular column for the Wall Street Journal and as a television commentator for MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews,” CNN, CNBC, BBC, and Bloomberg Television. His prolific editorial output consistently lands him on the list of top ten technology business journalists by AdWeek's Technology Marketing magazine.

Tony Perkins

Poster Session
5/11/04 Confirmed Companies

Spectros develops and markets medical devices enabling therapeutic treatment of ischemia, an insufficient flow of blood to critical tissues.
Deliver highest quality flat panel displays based on Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology with balanced colors, long life times, low power consumption.
A leading provider of datacenter automation and utility computing software that reduces costs, improves application service levels and increases IT efficiencies.
A medical device company developing a break thru technology in the field of stents.
Metriscape provides software applications for the global education market.
Revolutionize the $3.3B Ultrasound medical imaging market. Sensant's Silicon Ultrasound technology represents the first fundamental change in ultrasound.
Biopharmaceutical company with novel, rapid, drug discovery and development technology in Women's Health and Cancer, Bionovo's drug MF101 is entering FDA- Phase II clinical trial.
Develops next generation email security and secure document delivery systems for enterprise business, ISP, Government, and home users.
Albion Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to the rapid development of novel ion-channel drugs using the biodiversity of predatory marine snails and other marine organisms.
Affordable simulation acceleration technology. SimPLE can handle RTL designs up to 100M gates and accelerate the simulation run times by a factor of 10x or greater.
Legend Films has a proprietary technology which allows it to put black and white movies in color with a quality never before seen.



Silicom Ventures Poster Session

At each investor's monthly meeting a selected number of companies get to present their products and marketing materials in a mini booths style. If you would like your company to be considered