FF SIG: From Garage to Big-time



  • ...growing from idea to reality in troubled times.


    Sam Srinivas (bio), Co-founder - Neoteris
    Theron Tock (bio), Co-founder - Neoteris


    Presentation Overview

    From Garage to Big-time

    Where did your company first get its start? In your garage? At a local coffee house? When your company is just a few people and an idea, it can be hard to envision building it into a thriving enterprise. This month, we'll be discussing the process of taking your ideas and turning them into companies.

    To help us with our discussion, we're pleased to announce our guest speakers, Sam Srinivas and Theron Tock, two of the co-founders of Neoteris. Neoteris began its life in mid-2000 as DanaStreet, after the street in Mountain View where its founders met for coffee and to discuss their proposed venture! Today, Neoteris provides "instant virtual extranets" by providing instant, secure access to selected internal network resources to a defined group of employees and partners from any Internet Web browser. This past Monday, Neoteris announced $17.5 million in Series C financing from Battery Ventures, Jim Clark, the Barksdale Group, and NEA.

    As usual, we will restrict attendance to the first 20 founders and CEOs that sign up, so sign up fast!


    About our Guests


    Sam Srinivas, Co-founder at Neoteris

    Sam Srinivas is the founder and VP Product Management of Neoteris. Sam has over 12 years of experience in the technology business. As an early employee at WebMD (formerly Healtheon) he managed the rollout of the first service offerings from the company into large corporate customers. Previously, at Microsoft Corporation and at Rockwell Corporation, Sam pursued research in next generation intelligent operating systems. Sam has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and a B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.


    Theron Tock, Co-founder at Neoteris

    Theron Tock is the founder and CTO of Neoteris. Theron has over 15 years of experience in the security and technology business. As an early employee at WebMD (formerly Healtheon) he developed the security infrastructure and large portions of the transaction processing platform underlying the company's applications. He ended his tenure at WebMD as Chief Engineer with responsibility for systems architecture and integration spanning the entire company. Previously, Theron was at Sun where he worked on security in the Spring operating system, the Java Station, and on Java virtual machine internals. Earlier, Theron worked at Mitre Corporation in Boston and at Boeing in Seattle. Theron has an MSCS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BSCS from the University of Washington.


    Event Logistics


    Pre-registration is recommended -- seating is limited.
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    111 West Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113
    Phone: 408-494-8378

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    6:00pm-6:30pm - registration
    6:30pm-8:30pm - discussion


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
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