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Int'l SIG: Investment New Zealand



  • Investment New Zealand
    invites you to attend

    the next monthly International SIG meeting of SDForum on May 21 2001

    to meet five New Zealand technology companies seeking US partners
    to celebrate our signing as a sponsor of the SIG
    Silicon Valley World Internet Centre, 700 Welch Road, Suite 250, Palo Alto


    Join us for a networking session with the companies

    The formal session will commence with an introduction to the NZ IT sector by Rob Ayling (Partner, Gray, Cary Ware and Friedenrich, San Diego and New Zealand’s Honorary Consul in San Diego) followed by presentations from each of the companies on their products, capabilities and the types of partners they are seeking.

    Partner, Corporate Finance and Securities Group, Gray Cary Ware Freidenrich, San Diego and Palo Alto CA. (rayling@graycar.com) Gray Cary employs approximately 500 lawyers focused on the US technology and technology finance industry with offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Palo Alto (Silicon Valley), San Diego and Austin, Texas. The firm has an enviable reputation for its expertise and resources in the areas of IP protection, technology funding and technology M&A. Further details at www.graycary.com.

    Since 1995, Rob has had a specific focus on the representation of foreign technology companies entering the US market-sourcing promising early stage companies, arranging bridge, angel and venture funding road shows, managing and assisting with a wide variety of technology and funding related issues included licensing, strategic partnering, marketing and sales arrangements, Patent and Trademark, ISOP implementation, Board and governance and M&A.

    Rob has developed relationships with a number of foreign VC groups in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Sweden, and has migrated, established and assisted with funding for numerous foreign technology startups into the US. He has developed broad relations with the mainstream US VC industry and investment banking community and represents numerous US emerging growth technology companies.

    New Zealand food and wine will be a feature of the evening:
    • hors d’oeuvres with a unique NZ flavour served during a networking session
    • drawings for two baskets of New Zealand wines and specialty cheeses,
    • NZ fruit, cheese and cookies to accompany coffee at the close of the evening

    Please RSVP to nzcg.la@verizon.net or (310) 207 1605 ext 203

    For more detailed profiles, please contact Catherine Ragan on (310) 207 1145 ext 215 or Diana Cloughley on (310) 207 1605 ext 234.


    Co-hosted by InvestmentNZ and the New Zealand Consulate-General, Los Angeles