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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out CA Venture Capital Showcase, sponsored by Orrick. This event was in Silicon Valley, California on Wed., March 26, 2008.

    Applied Ventures Applied Ventures

    Applied Ventures, LLC is the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., (*Nasdaq: AMAT), the global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panel displays, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass. At Applied Materials, we apply nanomanufacturing technology to improve the way people live. Applied Ventures invests in high-growth, early stage technology companies. We are driven by both financial and strategic objectives, and our mission is to profitably invest in companies that provide a window on technologies that advance the semiconductor and related industries. The fund focuses on companies pursuing technologies and markets that provide a natural extension to Applied Materials' core business in addition to innovations that stimulate the growth of applications for semiconductors, displays and related products and services.

    WI harper WI harper

    WI Harper Works with entrepreneurs who target growth opportunities in Greater China as a key objective for their business. WI Harper pioneered the concept of building a business bridge across the Pacific Ocean for early stage IT and life sciences companies. Through our well-established network of leaders in manufacturing and distribution enterprises, government agencies, and potential customer organizations, we help our companies develop and execute their China strategies. Since 1996, we have backed over 90 emerging companies in China, Taiwan and the United States, resulting in 15 IPOs and a number of M&A transactions. Our investment professionals in Beijing, San Francisco and Taipei manage over $400M in assets.

    International Angel Investors International Angel Investors

    International Angel Investors is a group of Silicon Valley Angel Investors who provide early-stage investment capital for hi-tech companies. Our network of Angels consists of highly successful professionals who all bring invaluable knowledge and experience to our ongoing commitment to support innovation and creativity in the information technology industry.

    El Dorado Ventures El Dorado Ventures

    Founded in 1986, El Dorado Ventures (EDV) is a leading early-stage venture capital firm that invests across the technology sector and focuses primarily on semiconductors and systems, communications, software and services. El Dorado has a two-decade track record of successful early-stage technology investing, including early investments in Cyras Systems, EarthLink, Efficient Networks, Novellus and NuSpeed Internet Systems. Numerous EDV portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired by major technology companies, including Ciena, Cisco Systems, nVidia, Siemens and Texas Instruments. With more than $750 million in capital under management, EDV has a stable group of institutional investors, most of whom have invested with EDV for more than a decade.

    Partech International Partech International

    Founded in 1982, Partech International is a leading global venture capital firm with offices in the U.S., Europe and Israel. With $850M under active management, our investment team focuses exclusively on Information Technology. Specific areas where we invest include Software & Internet, Healthcare IT, and Communications & Components. In each of these sectors, our team diligently sources companies with high return potential and disruptive technologies.

    Silicom Ventures (Angel Group) Silicom Ventures (Angel Group)

    Voyager Capital is a leading Pacific Northwest information technology venture capital firm, providing entrepreneurs with the resources, experience, and connections to build successful companies. Voyager invests in early and growth stage business software and services, wireless and digital media companies, where its domain expertise, team-building exposure, and go-to-market resources help build market leaders. Voyager Capital has $370M under management and has offices in Seattle, Washington; Hillsboro, Oregon; and on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California.

    Keiretsu Forum Keiretsu Forum

    Keiretsu Forum is the world�s largest angel investor network with 750 accredited investor members throughout sixteen chapters on three continents. Since Keiretsu Forum�s founding in 2000, its members have invested over $180m in 200 companies in technology, consumer products, healthcare/life sciences, real estate and other segments with high growth potential. Forum members collaborate in the due diligence, but make individual investment decisions, with rounds in the range of $250k-$2m. Keiretsu Forum's community is strengthened through education on angel investing, as well as charitable giving. Forum members have donated over $1m to 90 non-profit organizations.

    Voyager Capital Voyager Capital

    Voyager Capital is a leading Pacific Northwest information technology venture capital firm, providing entrepreneurs with the resources, experience, and connections to build successful companies. Voyager invests in early and growth stage business software and services, wireless and digital media companies, where its domain expertise, team-building exposure, and go-to-market resources help build market leaders. Voyager Capital has $370M under management and has offices in Seattle, Washington; Hillsboro, Oregon; and on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California.

    AKM-VC, LLC AKM-VC, LLC

    Ventures & Commercialization (formerly HotPepper Ventures)

    BlueRun Ventures BlueRun Ventures

    Being global lets BlueRun Ventures seek out best-of-breed technologies and entrepreneurs in the markets where innovation is accelerating. From 1998, BlueRun Ventures has given startups the financial support and industry connections necessary to become market-leading, global companies. BlueRun Ventures� global platform of people, processes, and relationships lets our portfolio companies achieve that vision, starting the day we make an investment. BlueRun Ventures has a history of spotting emerging markets & the startups that have the innovation and drive necessary to dominate them. We thrive on defining a new category of solutions for emerging markets, and we work with our portfolio companies to defy skepticism and achieve success.

    DBL Investors DBL Investors

    DBL Investors manages the Bay Area Equity Fund I, a $75 million venture capital fund. The DBL Investors team completed its spinout from JPMorgan in January of 2008 and has managed the Fund since inception. The Fund invests in companies that can deliver market-rate venture capital returns while enabling social, environmental and economic improvement in the San Francisco Bay Area's low and moderate income neighborhoods. Investments are made in private, primarily mid-to-late stage growth companies across all industries, with a focus on the strengths of the Bay Area including: Clean Technology, Health Care, Specialty Consumer Products and Services, and Information Technology. The Fund can lead or co-invest with other funds. The Fund's limited partner investors include major banks and insurance companies, foundations, corporations and private individuals. The Fund assists its portfolio companies in developing a "double bottom line" to achieve strong long-term financial success as well as positive social and environmental improvement in their local communities.

    US Angel Investors US Angel Investors

    US Angel Investors is a recently formed informal investment group of accredited private equity (angel) investors who provide counsel and capital to startup companies in a wide variety of industries. This group includes mostly former and current executives and entrepreneurs, but also venture capitalists and small funds. US Angel Investors members look for high quality investment opportunities in information technology, internet, new media, healthcare IT and medical devices. Other sectors with high growth opportunities will be considered on an opportunistic basis. Investor members invest individually.

    Angel Investors