SCribe Newsletter October 2008

The October SCribe Newsletter has arrived.  Check out the feature articles and the upcoming event schedule.

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Check out the latest edition of the SCribe Newsletter.  Catch up on the latest news, see our upcoming event schedule, or visit the Websites of the sponsors that make this all possible.

VentureNet tickets will sell out soon – so don’t wait to secure your seats!

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Jason Calacanis & John Suh at VentureNet 2008

One event, two technology superstars: Jason Calcanis & John Suh will be the featured speakers at this year’s VentureNet in Costa Mesa on September 12th.

John Suh, CEO of will present “Successful Launch Strategies for Online Businesses”

Jason Calacanis, CEO of will be presenting “New Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Publishers in a Web 2.0 Economy”

Following Jason’s presentation he will engage in lively discussion with two distinguished entreprenuers on this subject.

Investor Panels: 

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

VentureNet is always sold out – so don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this event. Register for the conference today at

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 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,
  • 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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