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TEC Pitch and Keynote by Charles Giancarlo

The Entrepreneurs' Club

Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 4:45 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

TEC Pitch and Keynote by Charles Giancarlo

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Dear Friends,

Mark your calendars and join us on March 15th in Palo Alto for exciting evening featuring 5 startup pitches judged by top local investors, and keynote by Charles Giancarlo – leading PE investor and senior executive/board member of Cisco, Linksys, Avaya, Netflix, Accenture and Skype.

TEC Pitch Judges:

  • Charles Giancarlo, General Partner, Silver Lake
  • Jim Connor, Sand Hill Angels
  • Vish Mishra, Clearstone Venture Partners
  • Ankur Jain, Blumberg Capital
  • Serge Plotkin, Opus Capital
  • Anis Uzzaman, Fenox Venture Capital
  • Slava Kritov, Exigen ExpertMarkets
  • Sonja Markova, Keiretsu Forum
  • Joseph Gilby, Keiretsu Forum

Charles Giancarlo, Managing Director & Head of Value Creation, Silver Lake

Charles Giancarlo joined Silver Lake in 2007 and is a Managing Director and Head of Value Creation. Mr. Giancarlo has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry. A senior executive at Cisco Systems from 1993-2007, Mr. Giancarlo most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Cisco and President of Cisco-Linksys, leading the company’s overall product development and management activities. As Chief Development Officer, Mr. Giancarlo directed the activities of half of Cisco’s employees, and was directly responsible for Cisco’s expansion into a large number of new markets and technologies. His first position at Cisco was Vice President of Business Development, where he developed Cisco’s merger and acquisition strategy and practice. Mr. Giancarlo joined Cisco when the company acquired Kalpana, Inc., the pioneer in Ethernet switching, where he was Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Giancarlo founded four communications equipment companies and successfully sold two of them to larger companies. Mr. Giancarlo was interim CEO of Avaya in 2008 and is currently Chairman of the Board. He was previously on the board of Skype and currently serves on the board of directors of Accenture and Netflix, Inc. Mr. Giancarlo holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.


  • 4:45pm-5:00pm               Registration
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm               TEC Pitch
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm               Registration and Reception
  • 7:00pm-8:15pm               "Skype Upgrade : How to make $5B in one year" keynote
  • 8:15pm-9:00pm               Networking


TEC Pitch Companies : Please check a full list at http://www.tecglobal.org/tec_20120315 

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When & Where

950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, 94304

Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 4:45 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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The Entrepreneurs' Club

The Entrepreneurs' Club - TEC ( formely known as CoolTech) is a strong international multi-ethnic network of high-tech entrepreneurs, executives and other professionals. Our members speak English, Russian, Hebrew and many other European languages. We are headquartered in the Silicon Valley and hold regular meetings in Palo Alto, New York and Moscow.

Check our website: www.tecglobal.org 

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TEC Pitch and Keynote by Charles Giancarlo
Palo Alto, United States Events Business

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