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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out New York Venture Workshop , sponsored by Morgan Lewis and Grant Thornton. This event was in New York City on Wed, Dec 3, 2003.

    Mark Oster, Partner-in-Charge, NY Tech. Industry Practice, Grant Thornton Mark Oster, Partner-in-Charge, NY Tech. Industry Practice, Grant Thornton



    Chris Sugden, Principal, Edison Venture Fund Chris Sugden, Principal, Edison Venture Fund

    Chris Sugden, Principal, is a successful entrepreneur and technology company executive, experienced in finance, raising capital, business strategy, product management and sales and marketing. His financial and operating perspective as an entrepreneur and a VC make him a valuable asset to portfolio company management.

    At Edison, Chris focuses on New Jersey and New York City based companies, identifying and evaluating new investment opportunities and helping to guide existing portfolio companies. Chrisí current Edison portfolio responsibilities include Maptuit, MDY Advanced Technologies, and Satori Group. Chris also guides Edisonís strategy with respect to the Web Services and e-Commerce industries.

    Previously, Chris was an Executive Vice President with Princeton eCom, which he helped guide to over $24M in annual revenues. Chris also served as Princeton eComís CFO where he led the Companyís efforts in successfully raising three rounds of venture capital in excess of $80M and completed an acquisition. Princeton eCom is a rapidly growing company that provides electronic billing, payment and collection services to Fortune 1000 companies and financial institutions. In 2001, the New Jersey Technology Council named Princeton eCom the Internet, e-Business and Multimedia Company of the Year.

    Earlier in his career, he was Director of Finance and Operations for two magazine start-ups and Internet businesses funded by Freedom Communications, Inc. Chris also spent over four years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly, Coopers & Lybrand), where he was part of the entrepreneurial services group in the firmís Boston office.

    Chris is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of CPAís. He received a BA in Accounting and Finance from Michigan State University.

    Moderator: Ed Reilly, Partner, Morgan Lewis

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