Join Our March Founders Space San Francisco Roundtable
Topic: The Funding Landscape - Which Companies Are More Likely To Receive Funding in 2012.
2012 is officially in swing. Get insights from top investors about their outlook for 2012; which companies are more likely to receive funding in 2012, and which market spaces may be getting too crowded.
Presenters: Peter Craddock of Shoreline Ventures, Dave Feinleib of VCDave, and Steve Bernardez of Onset Ventures.
Peter Craddock of Shoreline Ventures, Dave Feinleib of VCDave, and Steve Bernardez of Onset Ventures.
A Founders Space Roundtable is a monthly meeting where founders get together to share knowledge, solve problems and make connections. Each Roundtable tackles a specific subject, such as raising capital, negotiating term sheets, attracting talent, creating marketing plans, and filing patents. The session begins with industry experts providing detailed advice. Then we roll up our sleeves, gather into small groups, and help each other with issues we’re facing.
Peter Craddock of Shoreline Venture Management spent over twelve years with Kidder, Peabody and DLJ, most recently as a vice president in the corporate services division. During that time he assisted in originating investment banking transactions in the public and private markets with companies such as Qwest Communications International, Somatogen, IVAC Medical Systems (now Alaris), Spectranetics, IMSI, Triad and others. Since 1989, he has been, individually and through SVP I and II, an early stage investor in numerous successful seed and early stage companies, including CV Therapeutics (CVTX), Chili!Soft, Speedchain Networks, ARYx Therapeutics, Lifeline Technologies, Overread, Hall-Kinion (HAKI), Cambric, Z-Force (now Attune Systems) and others.
Dave Feinleib of VCDave is an investor, advisor and serial entrepreneur. From 2009-2011, Dave was a General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. He led the first institutional rounds in RootMusic (the #1 entertainment app on Facebook), doxo (the premier digital filing cabinet), and VirtuOz, the leading provider of virtual agents for online customer service. Prior to joining Mohr Davidow, he started four companies, one of which was acquired by HP, another by Keynote Systems. Before that he was a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, promoting the then unknown Windows operating system. In 2011, his love for entrepreneurship took him back to working on his own ventures, while continuing to advise and invest in others. Dave holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA, Summa Cum Laude, from Cornell University, where he was a Kodak Scholar. He’s also an avid triathlete and violinist.
Steve Bernardez joined ONSET Ventures in 2006, bringing more than a decade of experience in the IT industry. He has had director-level management responsibility in business development and market strategy at both large technology companies and startups. Steve came to ONSET from Microsoft, where he sourced and developed go-to-market alliances with venture-backed software startups. Prior to Microsoft, Steve led the business development function at an early stage ecommerce search startup. He also was a strategy management consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he advised large software and hardware vendors on corporate strategies including new market entry, acquisition, and licensing strategies. At ONSET Ventures, Steve specializes in evaluating and nurturing IT investments. Steve holds B.S. and MBA degrees, both from Stanford University.
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