SDForum Coaching Session with Bay Partners



  • SDForum is hosting a unique series of one-on-one executive coaching meetings with Bay Partners. These meetings are designed to help founders and CEO’s of early stage companies identify partnerships, obtain industry insight and perspective, and exchange relevant ideas and contacts.

    Neeraj Choubey, Associate and Neil Sadaranganey, Entrepreneur in Residence, at Bay Partners are looking to have an interactive conversation with five to 10 companies in the Mobile/Wireless, Vertical Search, Digital Media, and Web 2.0 technology sectors. Neeraj and Neil have background and interest in building early stage companies with innovative and breakthrough technologies. They would like to meet with passionate entrepreneurs who are building (or have built) defendable and sustainable technology solutions with unique value propositions.

    For More than 27 years, Bay Partners- an early stage venture capital firm with over $1 billion of capital under active management has invested in, and nurtured, over 200 technology start-ups.

    Bay Venture’s goal is to build high value technology companies that provide consistently superior returns to both investors and entrepreneurs. To achieve this goal, Bay Partner’s identify, research, fund, and actively support entrepreneurial endeavors that they believe have the best chance for success in today’s intensely competitive world.

    Some of the well-known companies in their portfolio include Brocade Communications, Digital Island, Informatica, Exodus Communications, SonicWALL, and WebLogic/BEA Systems. For over two decades, Bay Partner’s have sustained their business by:

    • Focusing their investments on real technologies with discernible promise
    • Leveraging the strength of their team’s operational backgrounds to actively foster portfolio companies’ success using a hands-on approach
    • Connecting their entrepreneurs with an extensive network of partners and resources garnered over two decades
    • Consistently delivering solid returns to their investors and entrepreneurs

    This session is not perceived as a funding exercise, but more of a discussion session that promises to be a good use of entrepreneurs’ time.

    If you are an entrepreneur or a CEO of an early stage company, please submit a one-page summary of your business for selection.


    How to apply:

    Please email one page executive summary to [email protected]


    Deadline to apply:

    Please submit one page summary by 5:00pm, Monday, December 19th


    Free to SDForum members
    $35 non members


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    Phone: 408-494-8378