Founders Forum Brown Bag Series with Mitchell Kertzman



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    Mitchell Kertzman, Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Founder, Powersoft (acquired by Sybase) and former CEO of Sybase Inc, and Liberate

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    The Founders Forum Brown Bag series helps new and seasoned entrepreneurs learn from the experience, focus, and vision of recognized founders and industry executives. Mitchell Kertzman will share his experiences and key lessons learned from by the founder of Powersoft to getting acquired by Sybase and taking over the helm, to Liberate and now his role as a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

    About the Speaker

    Mitchell Kertzman is a Partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. He has over 30 years of experience as a CEO of public and private software companies. Most recently, Mitchell was Chairman and CEO of Liberate Technologies, a provider of platform software for the delivery of digital services by cable television companies. Before joining Liberate, he was chairman of the board and CEO of Sybase, Inc. Mitchell was founder and CEO of Powersoft, which merged with Sybase in February 1995.

    A former programmer, Mitchell founded Powersoft in 1974 as Computer Solutions. He renamed the company and became a member of the Hummer Winblad family in 1991 when Hummer Winblad invested in the company, which became the leading provider of client-server development tools with its flagship product, PowerBuilder. The merger with Sybase in 1995 was, at the time, the most valuable in the history of the software industry.



    111 West Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113
    Phone: 408-494-8378


    11:45am-12:00pm - Registration
    12:00pm-2:00pm - Program


    (Refreshments & Chips included; NOT lunch, please bring your own!)
    $15 SDForum Members
    $30 Non-SDForum members
    *at the door add $10 to member and non-member prices

    Pre-registration is now unavailable. Please register at the door.

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