Building the Company with Institutional Funding



  • Soup to Nuts 2001: Brave New World Series addresses recent changes in the economy. Receive a $30 voucher for use on future events when you register for the remaining three sessions!

    See review and feedback from Session #1.

    For six years, Soup-to-Nuts has been one of our most popular seminar series, offering four intensive Saturday sessions with in-depth coverage of the topics related to starting and building a successful technology company. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or just want to stay current, this series is a great way for you to stay on top of industry trends and practices.

    The series is organized with the law firm of White & Lee, and each session is introduced by a White & Lee attorney who will provide an overview of the legal and business issues associated with that topic.

    To reflect the current market environment, this year's series is entitled "Brave New World" and we have updated the content to directly address recent changes in the economy.

    This second session, on "Building the Company with Institutional Funding" will cover the key elements of what's needed to grow your business with venture or corporate funding in the current market environment. You will hear from industry experts and seasoned investors who are "in the trenches" on how to get from your first round of funding to your second.

    Event Logistics


    8:30-9:00 Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast
    9:00-9:45 Roadmap to Venture Investing
    Mark White and Paul Leboffe, White & Lee
    9:45-10:15 Current Trends of the Venture Industry
    John Gabbert, Director of Research, VentureOne
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-11:15 Inside the Head of the VC
    Susan Mason, Partner, ONSET Ventures
    11:15-12:15 Mainstream Venture Capital Firms
    Scott Sandell, General Partner, NEA
    Michel Wendell, General Partner, Nexit Ventures
    Peter Buhl, Partner, Nokia Ventures
    Kip Sheeline, General Partner, Summit Partners
    12:15-12:45 Lunch
    12:45-1:15 Alternative Funding Sources
    Philip Korn, Silicon Valley Bank
    1:15-2:00 Strategic Investors
    James Yu, Hewlett-Packard
    Brian Bonazzoli, Director, Corporate Development, Compaq Computer


    Review/Comments from Session #1

    On a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the best):
    • Overall Seminar was rated: 4.7 (ave)
    • Knowledge and Effectiveness of Speakers rated:
      - ranged from 3.8 to 4.9 (with an ave. of 4.4)
    • Knowledge of Panel of Investors was rated: 4.6 (ave)

    All written comments:

    • Really good
    • Thank you, excellent
    • Bring Steve Weinberg back
    • It would've been nice to have more time for presentations and networking
    • Expectations more than met
    • Learned a lot


    111 West Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA

    Seminar Track

    Financing; Idea, Startup Stage

    Session 3

    Saturday April 7
    Strategic Partnering: Springboarding Off of Other’s Momentum and Success
    Register for Session 3

    Session 4

    Saturday May 19
    The End Game: Get to the Finish Line in a Professional Manner
    Register for Session 4

    Sponsored by

    Soup to Nuts 2001: Brave New World series is sponsored by
    Hewlett-Packard, New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Silicon Valley Bank.


    Cost (Continental Breakfast included)
    $85 SDForum Members
    $150 Non-Members

    To register by phone, or use an SDForum coupon, please call 408.494.8378
    Pre-registration unavailable. Please register at the door.