Coaching Session with BA Venture Partners



  • SDForum is hosting a unique series of one-on-one executive coaching meetings with BA Venture 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.

    Join Rory O'Driscoll and Sharon Wienbar from BA Venture Partners (BAVP) for one on one coaching here at SDForum.

    About BA Venture Partners

    BA Venture Partners (BAVP) provides capital and expertise to accelerate market traction for technology and healthcare companies. Based in Foster City, California, the BAVP team collectively offers decades of technology and venture industry experience to development- stage companies in hardware, software, biotechnology and medical devices. Representative portfolio companies include Alimera, Biz360, Frontbridge Technologies, Glu Mobile, Good Technology, Monolithic Power Systems, Placeware, Seattle Genetics, and Wayport. Bank of America is BAVP's sole limited partner. For more information, visit

    We're aggressive, hardworking investors who thrive on success. We prefer to lead investments, build market traction and contribute as board members. And, because we're committed to our companies for the long-term, we're prepared to fund up to $20 million over the life of the company.

    As multi-stage investors, we're driven more by the ability to accelerate traction for our companies than by the stage of investment. Opportunities that offer compelling ROIs and significant price/performance advantages over incumbent technologies as well as exciting drug-discovery and breakthrough product-based companies always pique our interest.

    Our emphasis in Software is on companies developing Internet and wireless services and software as service applications. Always on connectivity where a consumer can work from other locations, and stay in touch were fundamental to our investment thesis for Good Technologies or wireless access provider Wayport.

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


    How to apply:

    Please email one page executive summary to


    Deadline to apply:

    Please submit one page summary by 5:00pm, Friday, April 7th



    Free to SDForum members

    $35 non members



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