SPOTLIGHT: Corporate Investing - Today and Tomorrow



  • With traditional VCs investing less, corporate VCs are now leading the charge. What industries and technologies are getting capital? Where should you be focusing in the current economic climate? Hear from VentureOne and a panel of corporate VCs on trends in corporate venture investing.

    Industry Overview & Moderator

    Diana Robinson, VP Marketing, VentureOne


    Gerry Mooney, VP Venture Capital Relations, IBM
    Jeff Nolan, SAP Ventures
    Sriram Viswanathan, Intel Capital

    Co-hosted by SVASE

    In recent years, venture capital firms invested the bulk of the money in new technologies, often creating or accelerating the growth of hot, new industry segments. Today, things are different. The rate of venture capital investment has slowed considerably and corporations are now the major strategic investors. Where are they investing money today, and what are their plans for future investing? Established companies have deep pockets and offer many advantages for growing companies. Find out where major corporations like IBM, Intel and SAP are putting their dollars and how it can effect your bottom line.

    Program begins with an overview of recent trends in corporate venture investing from VentureOne. Then our distinguished panelists will share their insight and experience investing in the current market, including observations on what it takes to be successful and where the money is going. Also, get answers to your questions - after the formal program, the format will open up for audience Q&A with the panelists.

    Come and network with like-minded professionals. To facilitate your networking, pre-registered members can include a 50-word description about a job opening, services offered, etc. To be included, send your name, preferred contact information and a 50-word (or less) description to [email protected] by 5:00pm on July 16th.

    PLUS! Ten of you will have 30-seconds with the microphone to announce the ideal job you're looking for, open positions, new products, etc..

    Bring your appetite: A large assortment of appetizers and hot hors d'oeuvres will be served, along with a no-host bar. Pre-paid guests will receive one complimentary drink coupon.

    Event Logistics


    Michael's Restaurant
    2960 N. Shoreline Blvd.
    Mountain View, CA


    6:00-7:00pm Hot Appetizers/No Host Bar/Networking
    7:00-7:15pm Announcements/"Open Mic" Session
    7:15-8:00pm Program
    8:00-8:30pm Open Q&A


    Cost (including hot appetizers and no-host bar)
    $25 SDForum & SVASE members
    $40 Non-members

    Pre-registration unavailable at this time. Please register at the door.