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Venture Startup & Financing SIG: The 37 Flavors of Corporate Venture Capital

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    Venture Startup and Financing SIG: The 37 Flavors of Corporate Venture Capital - Monday, November 21, 2011

    Panel Discussion: The 37 Flavors of Corporate Venture Capital
    Over the past 20 years corporate venture capital has continued to evolve. Once limited to late stage investments, today corporate venture capital spans a range from seed investments to the more traditional late stage investing. Come listen and learn about the different types of corporate venture investing. We have a group of panelists who will provide advice, insight and guidance for those of you looking to get corporate investments in your venture. We are fortunate to have panelists from Panasonic Ventures, Intel Capital, Citrix Accelerator and AMD Ventures.

    You will learn about the different types of venture investment that are offered, the role each investor takes, at what stage a typical investment is made and whether or not a venture investment increases the changes of the parent corporation ultimately acquiring your startup venture.

    Panelists:
    Brad McManus, Partner, Panasonic Ventures

    Brad is a venture investor who has been with Panasonic’s corporate venture unit for the past ten years. His past experience includes heading up growth stock investing for a portfolio management group in Southern California and running equity portfolios with Harris Trust in Chicago. Brad is a well-known corporate venture professional, active in evangelizing best practices to the industry. He thrives on the entrepreneurial energy of venture startups and is dedicated to injecting that spirit into corporations.

    Ron Reich, Sector Director Wireless Intel Capital
    Prior to joining Intel Capital, Ron was Vice President of Business Development at Brightpoint Inc, a $2 billion logistics provider to cellular network operators worldwide. From 1994 to 1997, Ron was a Senior Associate in the Communications, Media, and Technology practice at Booz Allen and Hamilton where he led a variety of strategic and operational consulting engagements. Since joining Intel Capital, he has led or co-led investments totaling in excess of $200 million in wireless companies.

    Currently, Ron manages a team that is responsible for investments in the US and internationally in support of Intel’s activities in the mobility sectors. He is active on several boards of portfolio companies, and has managed exits including Clearwire, Interpacket Networks, and Japan Telecomunications.

    Ron completed an MBA at the Wharton School, where he was recognized for academic distinction. He has a BS with high honors from the School of Engineering at University of California at Berkeley.

    John McIntyre, Citrix Accelerator
    John McIntyre is the Managing Director of the Citrix Startup Accelerator where he leads the team chartered with investing in and developing early stage entrepreneurs globally.
    Over the last 20 years John’s focus has been on developing innovative ecosystems and linking entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors internationally.

    Prior to joining Citrix John ran the Enterprise Ireland team chartered with driving market momentum for Irish software, services, and technology companies in the North American marketplace. He co-founded InnerWorkings, a software company that raised over $10 million of venture financing. John spent 13 years at Intel Corporation where, as Director of Business Market Development, he partnered closely with Intel Capital to fund emerging technology and software companies.

    Ray Schuder AMD Ventures
    Ray Schuder joined AMD in October 2010 to drive strategy and execution for a new Corporate Venturing effort, the AMD Fusion Fund. Prior to AMD Ray spent 5 years with El Dorado Ventures where he joined in 2005 as a Senior Associate and was promoted to Principal in 2007. At EDV he focused on early-stage investments in information technology companies.

    Prior to joining El Dorado Ventures, Ray was a Vice President with Pequot Ventures, where he focused on investments in hardware and communications. Previously, Ray was a Director with Silicon Valley BancVentures, the venture capital arm of Silicon Valley Bank, where he managed the hardware practice. Prior to Silicon Valley BancVentures, Ray was a product manager with NVIDIA.

    Ray has also worked as a product manager at Loudcloud and as a product development and research engineer for Hewlett-Packard and HP Labs. In addition to these roles, Ray has performed M&A advisory work for Broadview International, and has served as a technical consultant to Agilent Technologies and several venture-backed companies. Ray holds seven U.S. patents.

    Ray graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Ray earned two Masters degrees from the Stanford University Graduate School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. At Stanford, Ray received an AIM Entrance Fellowship and earned the Stanford University Centennial Teaching Assistant Award.

    Moderator:
    Jon Baer, Threshold Ventures

    Jon is a senior executive who brings a unique perspective to the world of start-ups. In addition to being a venture capitalist, he was the founder and CEO of two venture backed companies, eBoomerang, an enterprise software company which was sold in 2006 and Artificial Muscle, Inc., a spinout from Stanford Research Institute (SRI) which was sold to Bayer AG in 2010.

    As a principal and founder of Threshold Ventures, Jon works with companies around the world, serving as an advisor/mentor, working on specific projects. Jon has a BS Engineering and BA Biology from Tufts University and an MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School.

    Agenda:
    6:30 - 7:00 pm  Registration and Networking
    7:00 - 8:30 pm Presentation

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