VC One-on-One with Allegis Capital



  • 25-minute appointments with Natalie Egleston and Lara Druyan

    * We're sorry. The deadline has passed, and all appointments are filled.

    Deadline to respond:

    9:00am on Monday, February 25


    How to apply:

    Submit your company's 3-page executive summary to [email protected] by the deadline posted above. Open to SDForum Start-up Company Members only.

    This could be the introduction you've been waiting for! Natalie Egleston, (bio), and Lara Druyan, (bio), of Allegis Capital will be hosting a VC One-on-One session with start-up members of SDForum. These private 25-minute appointments provide the face-time your company needs to pitch for funding and make a valuable connection in the investor community.

    Allegis Capital is a $500 million venture capital firm investing in early-stage information technology companies with offices in Palo Alto, Los Altos and Los Angeles.

    Allegis invests in companies primarily focused on software and services as well as hardware infrastructure for the Digital Economy.

    Current industry emphasis includes:

    -Enterprise software solutions

    -Technologies related to moving content from analog to digital

    -Broadband and wireless network infrastructure

    Series A or B financings are preferred and tend to syndicate every deal.

    Anchor Natalie Egleston

    Natalie joined Allegis Capital in 2000. She has 14 years of global finance experience ranging from venture capital to corporate banking and project finance. Prior to joining Allegis Capital, Natalie was Vice President of Business Development at MediaOne Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of MediaOne Group, which was acquired by AT&T. She had direct responsibility for fully establishing and leading a team of professionals making strategic minority equity investments in emerging interactive media and technology companies and managing relationships with world class strategic and financial investors. She managed a portfolio of 25 investments, 16 of which were executed under her leadership. Investments covered prominent broadband enabling technology companies as well as Internet content and commerce companies.

    Prior to MediaOne Ventures, Natalie was a Director of Corporate Finance at U S WEST/MediaOne where her major accomplishments included structuring and negotiating bank and equity financings ranging in size up to $6 billion for both domestic and international broadband and wireless acquisitions and joint ventures.

    Before joining U S WEST/MediaOne, Natalie spent 10 years in corporate banking in New York gaining experience in all aspects of general corporate finance.

    Natalie previously sat on the Board of Directors of (IVIL) and most recently was instrumental as a Board member in selling She has a B.S. from Cornell University.

    Anchor Lara Druyan

    Prior to joining Allegis Capital, Lara Druyan had responsibility for Silicon Graphics' desktop software business. She identified market opportunities, developed and evangelized business strategy, and oversaw the successful execution and deployment of the SGI NetMeeting collaborative software suite into Fortune 500 companies including Ford, Lockheed and Boeing. In addition to launching software products, Lara was a significant contributor to the worldwide launches of Silicon Graphics' desktop systems, which represented over half of the company's revenue.

    Previously, Lara worked at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker where she advised global media and telecommunications companies on corporate finance and merger and acquisition strategies. Engagements included the $2.6B sale of E.W. Scripps' cable systems. In 1991, Lara was a key member of the team that identified and engineered the use of auction technology for stock trading which culminated in the establishment of AZX, Inc.

    Lara holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

    For more information, visit Allegis Capital


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