Perdew, CEO & President at Rotohog
"Take Command: 10 Leadership Principles I Learned in the
Military and Put to Work for Donald Trump (and Start-Ups!)"
Gordon, CEO of ReachLocal
"Media Digitization: The Future of Acquiring and Retaining
will conduct Q&A with each of our twelve capital presenters.
They will also share insight on the market segments of the Southern
California ecosystem from a Southern California VC, Northern California
VC, Corporate Investor and Angel Investor perspective.
Blackman, CEO at GIDEON
GIDEON helps doctors make better decisions.
Council of Southern California, Chairman of the Board
Alexander, Mission Ventures - www.missionventures.com
Alexander is a Managing Partner of Mission Ventures III and has
been with the firm since its founding. Prior to joining Mission
Ventures, Ted worked closely with a successful Mission Ventures
portfolio company investment, Sandpiper Networks.
Ted was a Platoon Commander in the US Navy SEALs, and a Division
Officer aboard a US Navy destroyer. Ted received an MBA from Duke
University, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the
United States Naval Academy.
investment focus has been predominantly in the areas of communications
and infrastructure, and is currently serving as a Board Director
for Carbon Micro Battery, MaxLinear, ID Analytics, Networks in
Motion, Ortiva Wireless, Rocketalk, Verimatrix and LeisureLink.
Andelman, Rincon Venture Partners - www.rinconvp.com
Jim Andelman is co-founder and General Partner of Rincon Venture
Partners. Rincon is an early stage venture capital firm focused
on software and web-based businesses in Southern California with
proven revenue models and capital-efficient plans. Jim has more
than fifteen years of experience in venture capital investing,
technology investment banking and advisory services and strategic
business consulting. Before founding Rincon, he led software investing
for Broadview Capital Partners, a $250 million expansion-stage
venture capital firm, and also was a member of the Technology
Investment Banking Group at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown. Jim serves
on the Boards of Directors of Brickfish, Campus Explorer, Digital
Performance, Iconix Video and Packet Island. He received an MBA
(1st in his class) from the Tuck School at Dartmouth and a BS
from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (magna
Cham, Vice President at Bessemer Venture Partners - www.bvp.com
James Cham, a Vice President in the Menlo Park office,
focuses on advanced web technologies. In
2005, James joined BVP from Boston Consulting Group. He had previously
led teams that designed award-winning web applications at ZEFER
(now part of NEC). James started his career at Accenture as a
technology consultant, where he built enterprise applications
for clients in the financial, defense, and retail industries.
received his MBA from MIT's Sloan School, where he was a Siebel
Scholar. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from
Docter, Intel Capital - www.intel.com
Daniel is a Senior
Investment Manager with Intel Capital where he has worked for
nearly seven years. Daniel focuses on communication infrastructure
and enterprise server infrastructure investments, covering areas
such as broadband access, Enterprise and Telecommunications networking,
semiconductors, and novel system architectures and designs. He
also covers the southern California region for Intel Capital (San
Diego to Santa Barbara). Daniel is responsible for Intel Capital
investments in Passave (acq. by PMCS), E2O Communications (acq
by JDSU), Apogee Photonics (acq by Cyoptics), Kasenna (acq by
Espial), Stratalight Communications (acq by Opnext), Vativ Technologies
(acq by Entropic), Cortina Systems, Expand Networks, Ceterus Networks,
and Bridgewave Communications.
received his PhD. from the University of Bradford, England in
1993 in solid state physics, and spent more than 11 years working
on components and systems for optical and RF communications applications
at AT&T Bell Labs (6 yrs) and Hughes Research Labs (5 ½
yrs). He has more than 50 journal publications and more than 10
patents to his credit in areas of material science, semiconductor
fabrication, optoelectronic integration, and microwave device
and circuit applications. Prior to joining Intel Capital, Daniel
worked for Merrill Lynch in the Private Wealth Management Group
where he advised clients involved in initial public offerings,
mergers and acquisitions. Daniel lives in Los Angeles and is active
in supporting the southern California entrepreneur and venture
Gordon, ReachLocal - www.reachlocal.com
Zorik is a co-founder,
President and Chief Executive Officer of ReachLocal. Previously
he was Chief Executive Officer and Vice President Corporate Development
for WorldWinner, Inc., the leading provider of prize-based tournaments
in online games of skill. At WorldWinner, Zorik signed major partnerships
with Yahoo!, Pogo, Lycos, and Shockwave that positioned WorldWinner
as the number one provider of cash tournaments on the Internet,
with over 5 million gamers registered as part of the service.
Prior to WorldWinner, Zorik founded Jackpot.com, an Idealab business
that has grown to become Connexus Corp., one of the leading online
Laskey, Steamboat Ventures -
is a Managing Director of Steamboat Ventures. He has spent the
last 15 years in technology, finance and operational leadership
roles. Prior to joining Steamboat, Beau was a Managing Director
of EDF Ventures.
the consumer and entertainment infrastructure sector, Beau invested
in Zyray Wireless, acquired by Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM); Clarity
Technologies, acquired by Cambridge Silicon Radio (LSE: CSR);
RockeTalk; and Greenplum. In the media infrastructure sector,
Beau invested in Arbor Networks; Arxan Technologies; Alfalight,
acquired by Arasor (ASX: ASR); VoEx; and Xtera Communications.
received a BS in Economics and General Engineering with Merit
as a graduate of the US Naval Academy in 1992, and received an
MBA with Distinction in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Strategy
from The University of Michigan Business School in 1999.
Perdew, Rotohog - www.rotohog.com
an industry leader in the creation of fantasy games based on its
cutting edge platform for leagues, portals and major media companies
like the NBA (official fantasy basketball game provider), Sporting
News (exclusive fantasy provider across all games and sports),
Military.com (salary cap games), Pro Football Weekly (commissioner
and exchange football games) and Fox Sports En Español
(fantasy baseball) has quickly carved out its spot in a crowded
field under Perdew's guidance.
known to the mainstream public as the winner of the second season
of the NBC hit TV show "The Apprentice," and as the
author of the critically-acclaimed book "Take Command,
10 Leadership Principles I Learned in the Military and Put to
Work for Donald Trump," Perdew's real success has been
behind the scenes, building and managing forward-thinking and
innovative emerging brands. In addition to his three successful
digital ventures, he has been a Manager at Deloitte Consulting
in the Braxton Strategy Practice and served in the US Army as
a Military Intelligence Officer and Airborne Ranger. He has
also held numerous leadership positions in such companies as
the Trump Organization, CoreObjects Software, and K12 Productions.
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Schneider, Tech Coast Angels
Schneider is President of Tech Coast Angels/Los Angeles and a
co-founder and Vice Chairman of Pasadena Angels. Tech Coast Angels
has funded over $104 million into 160 companies over the last
12 years, and Pasadena Angels has funded approximately $20 million
into over 55 companies since 2001. Al is also past Chairman of
Entretech, a non-profit focused on empowering entrepreneurs to
build their businesses through capital, education, people and
an active angel investor in the Los Angeles area for over 9 years,
Al has been a start-up board member and mentor to many early stage
companies. Al served on the board of Pictage, a complete digital
proofing, marketing and production solution for professional photographers
acquired by an affiliate of Apax Partners; is currently Chairman
of H2Scan, a leader in hydrogen sensing products for area monitoring
and process control; and was earlier Chairman of Unified Dispatch,
a software company serving the ground transportation industry.
of Al Schneider's career was spent in the real estate and healthcare
property investment, finance and development industries. He was
Vice President of the B.F. Saul Company, a diversified real estate
organization which then advised the public REIT now known as Saul
Centers (NYSE-BFS). Later, he was the COO of The Canterbury Group,
a private real estate company which developed rental apartments,
condominiums, and other residential and healthcare properties.
His earliest private equity investments outside the real estate
field, in the mid 1990's, included Clifton Mining (NASDAQ-CFTN).
Al has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Harvard.
Sugarman, MHS Captial - www.mhscapital.com
Mark is Managing
Partner of MHS Capital, which leads first rounds for bootstrapped
companies and sponsors serial entrepreneurs to do tech buyouts.
MHS Capital is powered by an investor base of world-class tech
entrepreneurs and key executives from leading software and Internet
has been an active investor in thirteen consumer Internet and
enterprise software companies since 1996. Mark has six exits and
five active investments, including two multi-billion dollar exits.
Companies include Edusoft (acquired by Houghton Mifflin), Eventmonitor,
Fonality, Getsmart (acquired by Providian/IAC), Gift Certificates,
iLike, Nutrisystem (NTRI), Savi Technology (acquired by Lockheed
Martin), Verticalnet (VERT), and 1stup (acquired by CMGI). Mark
is currently on the boards of Fonality, iLike, and Positive Energy.
Mark has a B.A. from Stanford University.
Suster, GRP Partners - http://www.grpvc.com
joined as a General Partner of GRP Partners in 2007 after having
worked with GRP for 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur. Most recently
Mark was Vice President, Product Management at Salesforce.com
following its acquisition of Koral, where Mark was Founder and
CEO. Prior to Koral, Mark was Founder and CEO of BuildOnline,
the largest independent global content collaboration company focused
on the engineering and construction sectors, which was acquired
by The Sword Group. Earlier in his career, Mark spent nearly ten
years working for Accenture in Europe, Japan and the U.S. Mark
received a BA in Economics from the University of California,
San Diego, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a
dual citizen of the US and the UK. www.grpvc.com
Kaufmann, Deloitte & Touche - Deloitte
& Touche LLP is a trusted business advisor to some of Southern
California's most vibrant and emerging companies in the information
technology industry. Venture-backed and growth-oriented companies
are among this next generation of market leaders and face unique
business challenges that can be addressed with Deloitte &
Touche Venture Capital Services. Based on years of experience
with fast growing companies, our Venture Capital Services Group
offers end-to-end solutions that combine our tax, accounting,
human capital, financial advisory and information technology expertise
to help growth companies optimize performance, manage and strategize
on key early-stage company issues and prepare for liquidity events.
Skaist, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth - Stradling
Yocca Carlson Rauth
Skaist is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group
at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth. His practice focuses on
public and private securities offerings, venture capital transactions,
mergers and acquisitions and technology licensing, development
and distribution transactions, primarily in the high technology/information
technology industries. He also advises clients on matters involving
corporate governance and employee compensation. His clients, who
range from early stage start-ups to large publicly traded companies,
include those involved in network infrastructure technology, enterprise
software, telecommunications and new media, as well as a number
of venture capital and private equity firms.
GIDEON Informatics - www.gideononline.com
Technology Council of Southern California, Chairman of
Blackman is founder and CEO of GIDEON Informatics an online medical
publishing company he founded with Dr. Berger while in undergrad.
The flagship product, GIDEON, is installed in hundreds of institutions
in over 45 countries.
served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Speedbit.
In this role, Uri developed and managed strategic relationships
for Download Accelerator, a software product whose user base grew
from 13 to over 90 million users during his time with the company.
Uri also managed a successful M&A process for the company.
Uri came to Speedbit after founding Oloop, a venture backed online
insurance brokerage firm. Prior to Oloop, Uri managed the computing
and download channels on Netscape's website and was a product
manager for two generations of the Netscape browser. Following
the AOL-Netscape merger, he worked in Business Development at
has served on the advisory board of a number of technology companies
in the Silicon Valley. Uri served as Commander in the Israel Defense
Forces Intelligence Corp. He received his BA in Computer Science
and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University and his Masters of Business
Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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