TiE Arizona’s Annual Venture Capital Roundtable Event
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AND WE WILL
NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE REGISTRATIONS AT
TIE PRESENTS THE
VENTURE CAPITAL ROUNDTABLE
ON JANUARY 31, 2013
Location: Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe AZ
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Continuing our long tradition of fostering growth in the entrepreneurial community, in collaboration with the City of Tempe and all of our event partners, TiE is proud to invite you to the 12th Annual Venture Capital Roundtable. TiE’s panel of venture investors will engage in dialogue and answer questions about the state of institutional venture funding in 2013 and their forecasts for startup funding in the year to come. Join them and fellow entrepreneurs and investors as they share their knowledge in a thought provoking and interactive format.
Don’t miss out!! This is TiE’s premium event of the year and will offer entrepreneurs an opportunity to listen to amazing speakers!
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FOR THIS PREMIER EVENT!!
Location: Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe AZ MAP
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Registration and Networking
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm VC Panel Session with Q & A
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Networking and Wrap up
Charter Members $0
Registration for this event sells out early! If space is available the day of the event, a $10 late registration fee will be added. REGISTER TODAY!!
Michael Hool is an accomplished venture lawyer and pioneer in a wide variety of capital formation and entrepreneurship efforts. Mr. Hool is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hool Law Group, a premier venture focused law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, with an office in San Francisco, California, where the firm acts as a bridge to venture to and from the Silicon Valley area. In 25 years, Mr. Hool has helped founders launch, grow and exit over 100 technology ventures and formed over 15 private equity funds and investment organizations. Mr. Hool organized the legal entities for Biltmore Angel Group, Arizona Technology Investor Forum, and TiE Arizona. Mr. Hool presently is on the board of TiE and is active with the selection committee and on the board for ATIF. He is also past Chairman of the Arizona Venture Capital Conference/Invest Southwest and serves on the board of BioAccel.
Brian has over 20 years of unique and practical experience both as CFO and as a seasoned advisor to dozens of companies in strategy, operations, and finance across the globe. He is recognized as a catalyst for business expansion, transformation, and integration. Brian has deep experience in leading companies through the full lifecycle of strategy execution and fulfillment in multiple industries including financial services, high-tech, manufacturing, retail, and communications. Brian also spent nearly 15 years in professional services where he started his career with Deloitte & Touche. He has lead enterprise-wide initiatives in business and operational strategy, corporate performance management, product/service development, eMarketplace development, electronic commerce strategy, turnaround, and business process renewal.
Curtis Feeny has invested in enterprise software, data center systems, wireless infrastructure and clean IT technologies. He also has expertise in SaaS, open source, and capital efficient software companies, Curtis has served on 14 boards, both public and private, and has been a managing director at Voyager Capital since 2000, when he opened the Silicon Valley office. Since 2000, he was on the board of Trammell Crow Company, which was purchased by CB Richard Ellis in 2006, and has remained on the board since. In 2006, Curtis was also appointed by President George W. Bush to be a Trustee of the Presidio Trust. Before joining Voyager, Curtis was the first Executive Vice President of the newly formed Stanford Management Company, helping oversee the University’s endowment from 1992 to 2000, when assets under management grew from $1.5 billion to $9 billion. He was responsible for investing and managing real estate and other asset classes including private equity and venture capital. Before joining Stanford, Curtis was managing partner for Trammel Crow in Seattle, with $700 million of assets under management. Previously, he worked in energy R&D and the semiconductor industry. Curtis has an MBA fromHarvard Business School, and a BS in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University.
Sarah sources and performs diligence on investment opportunities, advises portfolio company management, and helps portfolio companies implement their double bottom line practices. Sarah was previously a Summer Associate with DBL Investors in which she researched industry trends and performed due diligence on investment opportunities. Sarah received her BA from Stanford University. Sarah graduated from the Yale School of Management in 2011. At Yale SOM, Sarah led the design of and chaired the inaugural Yale SOM Education Business Plan Competition.
Roman is a wireless industry pioneer since 1983, who’s a seasoned entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. Roman has had an exemplary career in the launch and growth of new companies, new corporate divisions and business units, technologies, products and services and venture capital investing. He is well known as an effective “change-agent” who combines his entrepreneurial spirit with extensive product program management and development experience to inspire, build and accelerate every organization he touches. As a venture capitalist, Roman has a demonstrable track record in fund formation, raising capital, operations management and identifying, structuring, negotiating and implementing successful partnerships and multi-party business activities as well as attracting, evaluating and advising portfolio companies He works closely with entrepreneurs, providing the experience, global perspective, and extensive networks of relationships thereby increasing the probability of success. Roman holds a BA degree from Rutgers University and is a graduate of the Management program at New York University, the Private Equity and Venture Capital Program at Harvard Business School and the Strategy & Innovation program at MIT Sloan.
Robert Pothier, based in Rexburg, Idaho, is a Venture Partner for RenewableTech Ventures, overseeing investment activity in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Prior to joining RenewableTech, Bob was a Venture Partner for EPIC Ventures (formerly Wasatch Venture Fund) and previously a Partner in Wasatch Venture Fund III and Wasatch New Mexico Fund. He has served or currently serves on the board of directors of Rockford Corporation, CopperKey, Exagen Diagnostics, Lumidigm, Lytek, MyGeek and Yellowstone Hotel Systems. Bob was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Brigham Young University and attended the Executive Program at Stanford University.
Eric Shiozaki joined Apposite in 2009 and he is based in San Francisco, California. He has been involved in numerous aspects of the healthcare industry throughout his career. He was most recently with Burrill & Company, a life sciences venture capital firm where he helped make and manage new investments. Prior to joining Burrill, Eric worked in technology transfer at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he managed a portfolio of healthcare technologies. While at UCLA, he also conducted post-doctoral research as a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow. Eric received a BA in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.
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