Looking For Investors? Be A VentureNet Capital Presenter

Only 12 companies will have the chance to convince the biggest gathering of technology investors to be assembled in Southern California this year that theirs is the company that deserves to be funded. Angels, private equity investors, investment bankers, and, of course, a who’s who of the VC community will be on hand to see the best of the best in Southern California make their case for venture funding. There’s no question that VentureNet is THE networking event for the technology community in the region.

The only question is: Do you have what it takes to be one of the 12 Capital Presenters?

Apply by August 18th for your opportunity to showcase your company in front of this influential investment audience. Finalists gain unprecedented exposure, and also recieve coaching and counsel from some of the most successful professional services and investment firms in the country, including Deloitte, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, the Tech Coast Angels and others.

Remember: nothing ventured, nothing gained. Venture forth today and get your company on the list of the next wave of successful VentureNet alumni. Visit www.venturenet.org for an application.


VentureNet Screening Committee Announced

The VentureNet 2008 Selection/Screening Committee has been announced.  Wow, what a prestigous list of Southern California venture capitalists, angel investors, and conference sponsors!  We’re fortunate to have such a talented group that will ensure a very exciting software and IT capital conference this year. 

  • Jim Andelman, Rincon Venture Partners
  • John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners
  • Uri Blackman, GIDEON Informatics
  • Jeff Carmody, Agility Capital
  • Jeff Cohn, Hunt Ventures & MHS Capital
  • David Cremin, DFJ Frontier
  • Steve Dietz, GRP Partners
  • Daniel Docter, Intel Capital
  • Erik Ekstrom, Deloitte & Touche
  • Brian Flucht, Blade Capital Management
  • Mike Hedge, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
  • Bob Holmen, Miramar Venture Partners
  • Kevin Jacques, Palomar Ventures
  • Oleg Kaganovich, DFJ Frontier
  • Steven Kan, Clearstone Venture Partners
  • Kris Kaufmann, Deloitte & Touche
  • Ben Kuo, socalTECH.com
  • Jef Kurfess, Tech Coast Angels
  • Beau Laskey, Steamboat Ventures
  • Peter Lee, Prism VentureWorks
  • Eric Manlunas, Frontera Group
  • Brian Mesic, Anthem Venture Partners
  • Derek Norton, The Watertower Group
  • Dorothy Pavloff, California Technology Ventures
  • Joe Platnick, Pasadena Angels
  • Alain Rothstein, Kline Hawkes
  • Ali Saleh, Deloitte & Touche
  • Darius Sankey, Zone Ventures
  • Al Schneider, Tech Coast Angels
  • Tom Siegel, Shepherd Ventures
  • Mark Skaist, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
  • Rick Smith, Crosscut Ventures
  • Mark Suster, GRP Partners
  • Stephen Watkins, Arcturus Capital
  • Andy Wilson, Momentum Venture Management
  • Full bios for the committee members are available at www.venturenet.org/reviewcommittee.html.  

    For more details about VentureNet 2008 on September 12th in Costa Mesa (with applications to present, exhibit, or attend) visit www.venturenet.org.

    Upcoming Technology Council Events

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    Solution Selling

    Orange County Event Announcement:  Orange County
    July 24th

    “Solution Selling-Are You Having Trouble Implementing Your Solution Selling System?”

    Many executives value the importance of having a formalized sales process in place in their organizations. Almost an equal number of executives have had unsuccessful experiences trying to install a consistent process in their organizations.

    Worse yet, many have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars on solution selling systems without appreciable return. Why is this occurrence so common? After all, the solution selling systems work. So, what is the problem?

    The answer is the systems were implemented improperly!

    More info on this event…

    4,000,000,000 Emails a Day!

    Event Announcement: Costa Mesa
    July 17, 2008

    “4 Billion Emails a Day:  How to make messages stand out in the inbox!”

    Each day, up to 4 billion email messages are processed through Internet Service Providers. 90% of those messages are SPAM and threaten the chances of marketers ever reaching target recipients.

    But what happens when your email does get delivered? Does it stand out and really get read?

    Find out why relevancy matters and what you can do to help stand out in the inbox.

    More info on this event…

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