Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Enterprise Software Investing: VC On Call, sponsored by FundingPost. This event was in Conference Call on Friday August 13, 2004.
Amit Bhargava, Principal, eCentury Capital
Amit has worked in the venture capital industry for several years, focusing on information technology companies. Just prior to his venture capital career, Amit co-founded and successfully sold a technology startup that is now part of Leap Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: LWIN). Previously, he was at McKinsey & Company where he led engagements in strategy, sales and marketing, and operations at leading corporations worldwide. Earlier in his career, he spent seven years at Motorola, Inc. where he led advanced technology and product development projects targeted at the enterprise market. While at Motorola, he was awarded four patents and also authored several papers and a book.
Amit received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a MSEE from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a BSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India.
Amit is actively involved with Alereon, Evergreen Assurance, Maxion Technologies and Syncrodyne Systems Corporation.
Amit lives in Maryland with his wife and two children. He enjoys playing squash and considers himself to be an enthusiastic but inept golfer.
Chris Sugden, Principal, Edison Venture Fund
Chris Sugden, Principal, is a successful entrepreneur and technology company executive, experienced in finance, capital raising, 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 guide existing portfolio companies. Chris also focuses on the Financial Services and e-Commerce industries for Edison. He frequently speaks on these industries at seminars and tradeshows and attends industry events focused on these sectors. Within Edison's current portfolio Chris sits on the boards of Dotphoto, Incurrent Solutions, and Satori Group.
Previously, Chris was Executive Vice President and CEO of Princeton eCom's Electronic Billing Division. He also served as Princeton eCom's EVP and CFO focusing on raising capital, finance and accounting and strategy. During Chris' tenure the Company successfully raised over $80M in private equity. In 2001, the New Jersey Technology Council named Princeton eCom the Internet, e-Business and Multimedia Company of the Year.
Earlier in his career, Chris 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 firm's Boston office. Chris is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of CPA's. He received a BA in Accounting from Michigan State University.