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VentureNet 2009

VentureNet is an annual conference produced by the Technology Council of Southern. VentureNet 2009 was held on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 in Orange County, California.

The heavyweights of Southern California high-tech business and venture capital showed up in full force for VentureNet 2009, Southern California's premier investment capital event for the information technology industry. There were 13 capital presenters, 12 speakers, 38 exhibitors and 380 registrations. It was a high energy day of networking and education for everyone that attended.

2009 Capital Presenters:

Each company delivered a 10-minute presentation and received feedback from a panel of investors with deep experience building technology companies in Southern California.

2009 Screening Committee:

The capital presenters were selected from a large number of applications submitted. Our screening committee scored the applications and selected the top 13 companies for this years' program. The committee also spent a day mentoring the presenters prior to the conference.

We thank the committee, led by Jeff Cohn of MHS Capital, for their time and leadership to this process.

Keynote Speakers

Kelly Perdew, CEO at Rotohog

"Take Command: 10 Leadership Principles I Learned in the Military and Put to Work for Donald Trump (and Start-Ups!)"
full bio available here.

Zorik Gordon, CEO of ReachLocal

"Media Digitization: The Future of Acquiring and Retaining Local Customers"


Panelists provided insight on the 13 capital presenters. They also shared insight on the market segments of the Southern California ecosystem from a Southern California VC, Northern California VC, Corporate Investor and Angel Investor perspective.


  • Uri Blackman, CEO at GIDEON Informatics. GIDEON helps doctors make better decisions.
    Technology Council of Southern California, Chairman of the Board


See this webpage for a list of our exhibitors.

The date for VentureNet 2010 will be announced next year.
Join our mailing list to stay informed.

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VentureNet is produced by the
Technology Council of Southern California

Wednesday, October 7th
Westin South Coast Plaza
Costa Mesa, CA

Profile of attendees

  • Venture Capitalists & Angels
  • Technology executives
  • Professional services firms

Investors registered:

Agility Capital, Jeff Carmody
Anthem Venture Partners, Samit Varma
Athenaeum Capital Partners, John Glanville

AuraVC, Ferey Faridian
Baroda Ventures
, Peter Lee
Bessemer Venture Partners, James Cham
Blade Ventures, Brian Flucht
Clearstone Venture Partners, Jim Armstrong
Clearstone Venture Partners, William Quigley
Crosscut Ventures, Rick Smith
DFJ Frontier, David Cremin
Focus Ventures, Steve Bird
Focus Ventures
, Shadi Mehraein
GRP Partners, Aaron Hirschhorn

GRP Partners, Mark Suster

GRP Partners, Steven Dietz
Highland Capital Partners, Deven Soni
InnoCal Venture Capital, Jay Houlihan
Intel Capital, Daniel Docter

Lux Capital Management, Shahin Farshchi
Maverick Angels, Mike Grimshaw
MHS Capital
, Jeff Cohn

MHS Capital, Mark Sugarman
Miramar Venture Partners, Bruce Hallett
Miramar Venture Partners
, Bob Holmen

Mission Ventures, Ted Alexander
Mission Ventures, Jeff Lee
Momentum Venture Management, Andy Wilson
Ocean Road Partners, Jonathan Funk
Opteris, Jerry Cohen
Palomar Ventures, Kevin Jacques
Pasadena Angels, Elliot Abravanel
Pasadena Angels
, John
Pasadena Angels
, Louis Dienes
Pasadena Angels, Marcus Filipovich
Pasadena Angels, Heather McCormick
Pasadena Angels, Steve Slater

PEAG, Casey Horton
Rincon Venture Partners, Jim Andelman

Rustic Canyon Partners, David Travers

SoftBank Capital, Tarang Shah
Steamboat Ventures, Beau Laskey

Tech Coast Angels, Bryce Benjamin
Tech Coast Angels, Dave Berkus
Tech Coast Angels, Don Kasle
Tech Coast Angels, Richard Morganstern
Tech Coast Angels
, Ralph Mayer
Tech Coast Angels & Frank Peters Show
, Frank Peters
Tech Coast Angels
, Al Schneider
Tech Coast Angels, Mike Schoettle
Tech Coast Angels, Dimitri Villard
Vicente Capital Partners, Jason Beck



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