VC 1 on 1 with Garage Technology Ventures



  • 25-minute appointments with Anita Rao and Bill Joos

    Deadline to apply:

    9:00am, Monday May 12

    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 or through random draw. Available to SDForum Members ONLY.

    Garage Technology Ventures is a venture capital investment bank for emerging technology companies. Garage works with companies in three ways -- they provide direct investment of venture capital, private placement services, and M&A advisory services. They combine senior management attention, a hands-on team approach, proven syndication ability, and an extensive network of high-level contacts to enable early-stage technology companies to reach their strategic and financial goals.

    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. Anita Rao, (bio) and Bill Joos,(bio) of Garage Technology Ventures 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!

    For more information visit Garage Technology Ventures

    AnchorAnita Rao, Vice President
    Anita Rao brings extensive experience to Garage Technology Ventures as the Software Sector Leader with software engineering expertise in the financial services, CPG, CRM, and Web services industries. Prior to joining Garage, Anita was the Vice President of Engineering at Jamcracker, where she led a team in architecting and building a flexible, reliable, scalable Web services platform to deliver IT services by aggregating best-of-breed applications and ASPs. Before Jamcracker, she served as Senior Director of Oracle's Customer Relationships Management Products Division, where she started a new group to build Business Intelligence Systems for e-commerce, sales, marketing, call center, and service applications. Prior to Oracle, Anita was a Vice President in the Private Client Information Management and Technology Group at Merrill Lynch. She has also worked as a Vice President in IT operations at Bear Stearns, as a consultant at AT&T, and at Elan Technology. Anita sits on the Advisory Board of Kalat Software, Virtua , Biztune and INSTAR (India Singapore Technpreneurs Association). She is the author of technical articles and is affiliated with a number of trade organizations. Anita earned a M.B.A. in Finance and a M.I.S. from Rutgers University, and a B.A. from Calcutta University.

    AnchorBill Joos, Vice President
    Bill Joos has served as Vice President of Entrepreneur Development at Garage Technology Ventures since its founding in October 1997. He has held sales and marketing positions with a variety of companies, including IBM and Apple Computer. Bill is perhaps best know as a "Pitch Doctor" and has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs with refining and focusing their positioning and presentations. Bill earned a B.S. from Jamestown College and pursued graduate studies at Pepperdine University.


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