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,
  • 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  

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


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