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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Austin VC Grill, sponsored by Andrews Kurth LLP. This event was in Austin on Monday, June 7, 2004.

    Atul Madahar, Principal, TL Ventures Atul Madahar, Principal, TL Ventures

    Atul Madahar is a Principal at the Austin office and brings industry and technology investment experience to TL’s information technology and communications groups. His industry experience includes semiconductors, communications, networking and wireless technologies.

    Prior to TL, Atul was a venture consultant to Inflection Point Ventures, investing in seed and early stage technology firms in the Mid-Atlantic. Atul has also been an investment professional at other venture funds where he led the complete investment process for a number of expansion stage investments in the technology and enterprise software sectors. Atul has functional experience in technology marketing and business development combined with extensive international exposure. Companies that he has worked for include Synctomi, NEC, AMD and Mitsubishi Semiconductors.

    Atul received his Master of Business Administration degree, in finance, from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has an MS degree in Microelectronics System Design.

    Bruce Ezell, Founder & Managing Director, Techxas Ventures Bruce Ezell, Founder & Managing Director, Techxas Ventures

    At age 38, Bruce Ezell co-founded Techxas Ventures and today serves as a Managing Director. At age 32, he co-founded and served as General Manager of DellWare, now the $3 billion software and peripherals division of Dell (Nasdaq: DELL). At age 26, he co-founded and served as Vice President of Underwater Technology Corporation (OTC: UTCA), a venture-backed materials sciences company.

    Between founding ventures, Mr. Ezell served as Management Consultant with Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Services Group and as Vice President of Leasing Group, Inc., a venture-backed technology services company. Mr. Ezell also co-founded Austin’s acclaimed Trinity Episcopal School and serves on the Board of Trustees.

    Other activities include committee participation on Governor Perry’s Science and Technology Council, Chairman of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Advisory Board and member of the University of Texas Development Council.

    Mr. Ezell earned a BBA from the University of Texas and an MBA from Houston Baptist University. He has worked with companies such as BroadJump (Motive), TManage (MegaPath), iMark (Nasdaq: FMKTS), Nanotechnologies Inc. and Bacterial Barcodes.

    Eric Werner, Eyes of Texas Partners (Private Investor Group) Eric Werner, Eyes of Texas Partners (Private Investor Group)

    The Eyes of Texas Partners (EOTP) are innovative business leaders and successful entrepreneurs who collaboratively handpick and manage each investment. EOTP members willingly share entrepreneurial, managerial, and venture capital experience and expertise with EOTP investment companies. Our partners come from all over the world, and currently preside or have presided over leading international companies, such as: Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Dell, IBM, Phibro Energy, Procter & Gamble, Smith & Associates, Tech Data

    Since early 2000, EOTP has invested in over 10 companies, including investments in the communications, software, e-commerce and energy sectors. Since EOTP investments are not restricted by outside investors, opportunities in all industries and sectors are considered.

    Moderator: Carmelo Gordian, Partner, Andrews Kurth LLP

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