VC One on One with Hummer Winblad
25-minute appointments with Doug Hickey & Prashant Shah
Deadline to respond:
9:00am on Monday, February 9
How to apply:
Please email appointment request to [email protected] along with a 3 page executive summary. All summaries will be reviewed and selection will be made by VC.
Open to SDForum Members only.
VC One-on-Ones give your company the face-time it needs to pitch for funding and make a valuable connection in the investor community. Doug Hickey & Prashant Shah of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, will be available to members of SDForum for private 25 minute one-on-one sessions. This is just the introduction you've been waiting for!
In 1989 Hummer Winblad Venture Partners was created as the first venture capital firm focused exclusively on software. As the software industry has grown from PC software to enterprise computing to Internet applications, they have been at the forefront - funding the entrepreneurs and ideas that helped define these markets. More information may be found at: www.humwin.com
Doug is a Partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Doug has more than 20 years of operational experience holding senior-level positions in the telecom, Internet and technology space. Most recently Doug was CEO of Critical Path. Prior to Critical Path, Doug was President and CEO of Global Center. Global Center became one of the first and largest providers of advanced web hosting. After selling Global Center to Frontier Communications in 1998, Doug was named President of Frontier Global Center and Executive Vice President of Frontier Communications Corporation.
Doug also held the position of president and CEO of MFS Datanet, the Internet and data arm of MFS communications. MFS Datanet grew to more than $200 million in revenues and became widely recognized as the leading bandwidth and connectivity provider to more than 3000 ISPs and leading corporations worldwide. Doug was a key member of the team that negotiated the purchase of UUNET, positioning MFS as the world leader in Internet data traffic. Prior to this, Doug held several other senior-level management positions including general manager of North America at Ardis, a Motorola company. Doug received a B.S. in economics from Siena College.
Currently Doug sits on the boards of Knowmadic, Lavastorm, Yosemite Technologies, Plug Power (PLUG) EAS Corporation, and Scalent Systems, Inc. Doug founded the Douglas T. Hickey Chair in Business at Siena College and serves on Siena's board of directors.
Prashant Shah - Principal
Prashant Shah is a Principal of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. His background includes vast experience defining and launching high-tech products into new markets. Prior to joining Hummer Winblad, Prashant was the Group Product Manager at Entrust Technologies where he oversaw software for authentication and authorization. His experience also includes positions at Cypress Semiconductor where he managed a line of specialty RAM, and AT&T where he held a variety of roles in sales, operations management and product management. Prashant received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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