Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Early-Stage Breakfast, sponsored by Morrison & Foerster. This event was in New York City on Wednesday, May 23, 2007.
Michael Biggee joined Trident Capital in 2005 and is a Vice President in the Westport office. Prior to Trident, Michael was a Senior Associate at Dolphin Equity Partners where from 2001 to 2005 he focused on investments in emerging marketing, wireless and enterprise software companies. Previously, Michael worked with Merrill Lynch as an investment banker in their Global Technology Group focusing on initial public offerings within the Internet marketing, e-commerce, IP television and semiconductor industries. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Michael worked as a Research and Development Engineer and Manufacturing Systems Engineer for Procter & Gamble and General Mills, Inc.
Michael earned his Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University, graduating with honors. He also holds a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell, magna cum laude.
Warren Haber, Jr. brought twelve years of venture capital experience to Crossbar Ventures. Prior to Crossbar, Until Mellon Ventures ceased pursuing new investments, he ran the New York office. Prior to Mellon, Warren was a founding Partner of Grand Central Holdings, an early-stage, regionally-focused venture firm. Previously, he was with GE Equity, where he was responsible for evaluating early- and expansion-stage venture investments. Earlier in his career, Warren worked with a leveraged buyout firm, 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 and his BA from Brown University.
Maneesh is a Director of investments at Connecticut Innovations and is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, investing in and managing portfolio companies, primarily in the information technology sector.
Connecticut Innovations was an investor in a Shelton-based software company that Maneesh co-founded and was instrumental in growing, NeuVis (acquired by IBM Rational). He has over fifteen years of hands-on operational experience with technology start-ups including DataEase (acquired by Symantec) and Vendavo. Maneesh has worked with Fortune 500 companies as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has held positions in corporate and business development, enterprise sales, product marketing and executive management.
Maneesh graduated magna cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in economics management and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is actively involved with, and is a speaker for, events hosted by the Connecticut Venture Group (CVG), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) TriState, Yale Entrepreneurial Society (YES), Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and Columbia Business School.
Jung Yun has more than fifteen years experience in the areas of finance, banking, operations, sales, consulting, and as an entrepreneur. She is currently the Managing Director for Yun Capital. She also serves as a Fund Manager and Partner of Global Media Fund with over $400M under assets. In addition, Ms. Yun is a partner of Boston First Capital, a boutique Investment Bank focused in International Transactions in such countries as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, China, Montenegro, Kingdom of Tonga, and the Bahamas.
Ms. Yun's experience has been in the capacity of both Fund Manager and Investment Banker. She has worked with many public/private companies in transactions ranging from $1M to $8B. She has completed over $300M in mergers and acquisitions, and serves as both designer and architect in these ventures. She also delivers financial strategy, business consulting, operations, implementations and strategic alliance expertise to the companies she invests in. In addition, her career has included setting up and managing Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards. She has served as President and Chairman of Global Life Line, a telecommunications company and President of Mindography Inc, an eduportal for the education market.
Ms. Yun's accomplishments on the operational side include building direct sales channels, managing a team of 300, business development, Joint Ventures and mergers & acquisitions. The list of companies to which she has contributed to their growth include: JPMorgan, Reed Elsevier, The Village Companies and many others. She graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee and is a proud member of the MENSA organization.
"I thought the event was excellent as always. Thank you for including me in your wonderful event. I thought companies really benefited. I am following up with 3 companies from the event and one that we recommended for the event :)"
- Jung Yun, Yun Capital
Chris has extensive healthcare, technology, and operating experience managing companies from their start-up through their growth phases. Chris has a track record as an aggressive company builder and market entry strategist. In the late 1980's, Chris combined his proficiency and commitment to medicine with his background in engineering to develop clinical communication tools dedicated to empowering physicians in the practice of medicine. Chris founded several physician-centric healthcare companies headquartered in Westchester, NY (including Physicians’ Online, Inc., Med-E-Systems Corporation, Advanced Health Corporation, and vPORT). Chris founded The Verticom Group in 1996 and works closely with numerous healthcare and non-healthcare portfolio companies. A board-certified internist, bioengineer, and physicist, Chris received his clinical training at Columbia, Hahnemann, Mt. Sinai, and Lenox Hill hospitals.
Moderator: John Hempill, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
John Hempill acts as general outside counsel for a number of privately and publicly held companies in a variety of industries. He has extensive experience in private and public finance, ranging from representing private emerging growth companies, venture capital funds and strategic investors in seed rounds and later stage private equity financings, to representing public companies and underwriters in public offerings, as well as 144A and PIPEs financings.