SAEC VC-Meet, held periodically, is the leading capital raising
forum for emerging growth companies in NY/NJ tri-state area.
These meetings are limited to 50-70 entrepreneurs, investors
and service providers. Each VC-Meet begins at 6.30 pm with
a networking hour, followed by a headliner speaker program
and/or a panel discussion. Drinks, and refreshment are served.
VC-Meet Special Features:
***VC 1-On-1: Pre-selected Entrepreneurs
(you have to apply, see below) pitch their plan to investors
in private meetings (not public)
***Panel discussion is focussed around issues collected from
attendees during registration
***Straight Talk: Hear politically incorrect and truthful
***You don't have to pay hundreds of
$$ for this, thats why we created SAEC
***Our goal is one and only one thing
- To help bring about innovation
Who Should Attend:
Attendees include Entrepreneurs, VC's, Agels, Corporate Investors,
Service Providers, Technology and Media Professionals, Financial
and Industry analysts, and Press.
Selling, No B.S, No Advertisement...
We aren't an event management comapny. We were honored as
"2002 National Finalist For Ernst & Young Award (ak.a
Oscar of Business) Supporter Of Entrepreneurship and we work
to keep that honor.
Trends & The New Rules
An Open, and Honest Discussion
for a VC 1-On-1 today
1290 Ave of the Americas, 43rd FL
New York, NY-10104
(Bet 51 & 52 St, Near Rockefeller PL)
April 8th, 2003
6:30pm to 9:00pm
- Meet leading venture capitalists
- What sector is hot and what is not
- What are investors looking for in a new venture?
is current trend in venture funding and where are they putting
- What challenges
are faced by entrepreneurs and how to adjust to the new
6.30 PM - 9.00PM
(Pre Selected Comapnies Private Meeting. Read Below
Dr. Gyan Parida, Founder/President (SAEC)
National Finalist for 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur
Of The Year
Discussion & Q/A
Reception & Networking
Morrison & Foerster
Partner, Rho Venture
Director, Soundview Ventures
Himalaya Capital Ventures
Drinks: Soft Drinks & Refreshments
Dress: Business (Jacket &Tie required)
Registration: Online Only
No Phone Call or email please
Guest Fees: (Includes
Food and Drinks)
ID Holders Only
$30 Regular Registration
$40 at the door (must present SAEC ID)
Don't Have a SAEC ID- Add $7 to the
WALK-INS: Will be allowed, only if
space is available. Please call before coming.
Check or Cash Only (No Credit Cards
at The Door)
Location and Speakers are subject to change***
REFUND, NO CANCELLATION, NO SUBSTITUTION
ENTRY AFTER 7 PM
Photo ID Required To Enter
Pitch Your Biz-Plan
(This will cost you more than $1000 anywhere else)
On our January 14th VC-Meet we did six 1-on-1's.
Few pre-selected entrepreneurs will pitch their biz plan
to the VC's. There will be a maximum time slot of 15 mins
for each entrepreneurs. This will be done in a private room
one-on-one with the VC. This is not a public presentation.
Requirement: You must have a SAEC ID and must be regsistered
for this event before applying for the VC 1-on-1 program.
How To Apply: If you would like your biz-plan to be
evaluated for pitching, then please send a one page executive
summary with the last 5 digit number of your SAEC ID to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write "April 8th 1-on-1"
in the subject area. You should also mention your preference
for the VC's you want to meet.
Procedure: The summary will be first screened by our
eval-team. Upon receipt of the summary we'll email you some
guidelines. If you are selected, an invoice for $149 (for
one meeting) will be sent via Paypal. We should receive the
payment via Paypal within 24 hours to reserve the time slot
for you. We'll sent you a tip sheet on how to use this meeting
to maximize the value you receive. before the meeting Otherwise,
it'll be cancelled. NO REFUND, NO CANCELLATION OR NO SUBSTITUTION
SPEAKER SHORT BIOS
Kairouz: Habib Kairouz is a Managing Partner
at Rho Ventures, a New York-based private equity firm with
approximately $2 billion under management. Rho Ventures, a
division of RCP, invests in early-stage companies in the Information
Technology, Telecommunication and Healthcare sectors. Prior
to joining Rho in 1993, Habib had five years of investment
banking and leveraged buyout experience in New York with Reich
& Co. and Jesup & Lamont. He received an M.B.A. from
Columbia University and a BS in engineering from Cornell University.
His current and recent board seats include: AnswerSoft, Avolent,
Carparts Technologies, Intralinks, iVillage, Lemur Networks,
Tripod, and Yantra.
Ample Communications, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Innerwireless,
Lemur Networks, Mahi Networks, Sionex, Vieo
Warren Haber, Jr.: Warren Haber, Jr.
is a Partner with Mellon Ventures and heads the New York office.
During his more than eight years of venture capital experience,
Warren has developed an ability to capitalize on emerging
trends and to inspire, mentor and connect with today's entrepreneurs.
Warren focuses primarily on Financial Services, Information
Services and Technology.
Warren has been involved in over 25 venture capital deals.
His investments have included a number of well-known technology
companies, several of which have either been acquired or completed
successful initial public offerings. Prior to joining Mellon
Ventures, Warren was a founding Partner and Managing Director
of Grand Central Holdings, an early-stage, east coast focused
venture capital firm. At Grand Central Holdings, Warren invested
over $ 25 MM in twelve companies and sold three companies.
Previously, he was an Assistant Vice President with GE Equity
where he was responsible for evaluating early- and later-stage
venture capital investments. At GE Equity, he invested $ 35
MM in seven companies, several which have been acquired or
gone public. Prior to GE Equity, Warren analyzed and structured
leveraged buyouts with a middle market private equity firm.
Earlier in his career, Warren distinguished himself in BankBoston's
management development program and spent two summers as an
Investment Analyst with Allen and Company.
Warren received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business
and his BA from Brown University.
AccessLine Holdings, Inc., Harborside Plus, Inc., Nomadix,
Inc., Spinnaker Networks, Wave7 Optics, Inc.
Edward G. Sim: Ed Sim is a founding member
and Managing Director of SoundView Ventures and the Dawntreader
Funds which were established in 1998. The Dawntreader Funds,
which total $290mm, primarly invest in early stage information
technology companies. Ed's venture capital career began in
1996 with Prospect Street Ventures, a New York-based venture
capital firm, where he focused on software investments. Prior
to joining Prospect Street, Ed worked with J.P. Morgan's Structured
Derivatives Group on the development of a real-time trading
program for global asset allocation. Previous to that, Ed
was with Equitable Real Estate helping manage a $3 billion
real estate portfolio. Ed graduated from Harvard College with
a degree in economics and holds the CFA designation.
Ed currently serves as a director of netForensics,
Moreover Technologies, Metapa, Expertcity, and Atomica. Ed
is a former director of LivePerson (LPSN) and Flashbase (acquired
by Doubleclick). He was also responsible for the fund's investment
in Tilion (merged with Viewlocity-VCLY).
Covigna, Xora, Intersan, Netforensics, Proactivenet
Paul Kahn: Paul Kahn is a General Partner at Himalaya
Capital Ventures. Paul joined Himalaya Capital at the beginning
of 2000. Previously, he was acting CFO of Primedia's business-to-business
organization, as well as a founding member of one of the organizations
startups. In this capacity, as well as in his prior role as
Director of Strategy & Operations, Paul developed his
operations skills by turning around one of the companys
divisions, assisting in the integration of mergers and acquisitions,
and leveraging the Internet for distribution of Primedias
content. Prior to Primedia (NYSE: PRM), a Kohlberg Kravis
Roberts portfolio company, Paul was a financial and strategic
analyst at EMI Music where he was instrumental in restructuring
the company's North American operations.
Paul earned a B.S. in accounting from the State
University of New York at Binghamton's School of Management
in 1991 and his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1996.
He is active on the boards of numerous private companies including
7thOnline, Inc. and knovel, amongst others. He is also a founding
member of Binghamtons Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee
and its Young Alumni Council.
Delaney : John F. Delaney is a partner in
the New York office of Morrison & Foerster, where he serves
as Co-Chair of the office's Technology Transactions Practice
Mr. Delaney has concentrated his practice on
intellectual property and high-technology matters. He has
advised clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage
"Silicon Alley" start-ups on licensing and liability
issues. Mr. Delaney has also counseled clients on copyright
and other intellectual property issues in connection with
corporate finance transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
He has negotiated complex IT outsourcing contracts and service
level agreements, Joint Ventures, Web site development and
hosting relationships, software and content licenses, Internet
co-branding and "private label" agreements, and
many other types of technology-related contracts. In addition,
Mr. Delaney has substantial experience in advising companies
on issues such as privacy, contests and sweepstakes, advertising,
digital signatures and electronic contracts, auctions, domain
names, copyright and trademark registration, unfair competition,
and trade secrets. His clients include companies such as A&E
Television Networks, The Harry Fox Agency, Hertz, Miramax
Films, Multex, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Yahoo! and Zomba
Mr. Delaney has also represented clients in
a wide range of intellectual propertyrelated disputes.
For example, he worked on the team that represented Fujitsu
Ltd. in its landmark software copyright arbitration with IBM.
He represented Chips and Technologies, Inc. in a series of
widely publicized patent infringement and unfair competition
actions and in an International Trade Commission investigation
concerning memory controller chips used in personal computers.
He served on the trial team that successfully defended Acuson
Corporation in a patent infringement suit involving Acuson's
sophisticated diagnostic ultrasound technology.
Mr. Delaney is a frequent lecturer and author
on technology and intellectual property law developments,
and has been quoted in publications such as Newsweek, Advertising
Age and The Wall Street Journal on emerging intellectual property
law and business issues. He has appeared on the cover of the
American Lawyer as one of the "lawyers for the new economy"
and on the cover of New York Lawyer as one of "fifteen
lawyers 40 and under shaping the law for the 21st Century."
Crain's New York Business recently included him in its "Technology
100," a list of individuals "likely to shape the
direction and growth of New York's economy for years to come."
Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Mr. Delaney received
his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1986,
graduating with honors. In 1989, he received his J.D. from
Columbia Law School, where he was an Executive Editor of the
Journal of Law and the Arts. Mr. Delaney is a member of both
the California Bar and the New York Bar.
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