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  • Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Angel & Seed Investors in Silicon Valley, sponsored by Orrick, glassCanopy . This event was in Silicon Valley on Tuesday, October 5, 2004.

    Rich Quarles, Principal, glassCanopy Rich Quarles, Principal, glassCanopy

    Rich knows how to stretch Marketing capital to help launch new companies for his clients. In fact he formed glassCanopy to do just that for clients like Caw Networks, Suni Medical Imaging, Swan Labs, and Spirent Communications. glassCanopy serves as a "bolt on" resource for high technology clients-- acting as an outsourced marketing department that allows client management teams to focus on running their companies. glassCanopy helps with overall strategy and planning as well as creating corporate ID, web sites, direct mail, trade shows, and demos. Rich holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Johns Hopkins University.

    Norman Sokoloff, Private Investor, Tenex Medical Investors Norman Sokoloff, Private Investor, Tenex Medical Investors

    The mission of Tenex is to provide a non-profit forum for private investors who are successful entrepreneurs in the life sciences to meet entrepreneurs who have developed innovative concepts, procedures, products or services and who are seeking both advice and capital.

    The Tenex investment focus is primarily early stage ventures, whether they are product or company concepts, which can achieve a meaningful business benchmark with a capital infusion of between $250,000 and $750,000 from Tenex. These would include medical devices, healthcare information systems and services, clinical diagnostics, research products, medical equipment, hospital products and biotechnology. The Tenex investment may constitute all or part of a financing round.

    Alfred Mandel, Private Investor, Tenex Medical Investors Alfred Mandel, Private Investor, Tenex Medical Investors

    Tenex Medical Investors

    Philippe Cases, Venture Partner, Partech International Philippe Cases, Venture Partner, Partech International

    Philippe joined Partech in 1997, and focuses on enterprise software. He has 16 years experience in private equity in France and the U.S. and 11 years in early stage investing. Philippe has been a Director of Egide (listed on the French market), BVRP (listed on the French market), Adknowledge (sold to CMGI), Bidcom and is currently a Director of Spoke Software. He was involved with Flamel (FLML, Nasdaq) and Datamind, which later became Rightpoint(acquired by E.piphany). Before Partech, Philippe was a partner at Sofinnova. Philippe graduated with a Master of Science in Management, and was a Sloan Fellow from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He received an MS from the Ecole Civile des Mines in Nancy, France, where he was valedictorian.

    Dhimant N. Bhayani, Managing Partner, INC3 Ventures Dhimant N. Bhayani, Managing Partner, INC3 Ventures

    Dhimant is a co-founder of INC3 Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on investing in early stage start up companies where he focuses on investing in and guiding young companies in the areas of Internet and Semiconductors. He serves or has served on the Company Board of Directors of On Line Anywhere,, Bay Packets, vEngines, Pace SoftSilicon and iWidgets.

    Over the past 18 years Dhimant has held executive management, marketing and engineering positions in Silicon Valley and has been an active Angel Investor since 1997. In 1991, Dhimant founded Media Computer Technologies (MCT), which developed, manufactured and marketed full motion video ICs, boards & software used in PC and Consumer Electronics markets. In 1995 MCT was acquired by C-Cube where he continued, until 1998, as the Vice President of Systems Engineering and later as the Vice President of New Market Development for Asia Pacific. Prior to MCT, Dhimant was Manager of graphics and multimedia engineering at Chips and Technologies where he led the design and development of Graphics Accelerator, Multimedia Video ICs and software that integrated motion video and graphics on a PC display.

    Dhimant also held various technical management and engineering positions at Video Seven, Altos Computers and Vicom Systems. He received MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and BS in Electronics Engineering from the SUNY, College at Buffalo. Dhimant is a TiE Charter member and serves on Board of US-India Venture Capital Association in Silicon Valley.

    Daniel Chatelain, Angel Investor Daniel Chatelain, Angel Investor

    Daniel started his career more than twenty years ago as a pioneer of the Minitel, focusing on banking, telecommunication and media services. He is a serial entrepreneur and has launched several technology ventures within the EADS (European Aeronautic Defence Systems) Group (Airbus, Ariane Espace, Eurocopter) and the Lagardère Group (Elle, Woman’s Day, Car & Driver, Hachette, Canal Satellite). Most recently, he founded Bozca Corporation in San Francisco, an upcoming player in the wireless security and payment field. Daniel Chatelain graduated in 1982 from the University of France with master's degrees in physics and mathematics, and a specialty in semiconductors. He is on advisory boards of several startups in the Silicon Valley and Europe.

    Daniel has made several deals already in Europe in the communication and medical device space but is looking more now in the US as the market is improving here. He usually invests in things he understands and where he can bring value.

    Hal Nissley, Private Investor, Sand Hill Angels Hal Nissley, Private Investor, Sand Hill Angels

    Hal Nissley, PE, CEO of both SiliconValleyChina and Alberta California Seed Capital. Chairman Emeritus of both International Angel Investors and Angel Capital Network (ACN) registered broker dealers. He has conducted Funding Preparation Workshops for Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Canada, EU, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.

    He is on the board of LegacyJ, Cobol anywhere to Java everywhere; Banff-Filters, quantifying water quality; and Round Engine, great weight to HP ratios and great low speed torgue.

    He is a limited partner in two VC funds and is a member of Sand Hill Angels. He has personally invested in 65 start-ups, and served on 27 boards. Early investments included Com-Share Canada Ltd, where he was VP Marketing; Oracle; E-Mu, sound blaster, acquired by Creative Labs; Digital Dynamics, process control; Accelerated Processors, algorithm accelerators and contract R&D; Brite Art; Advanced Drilling, oil & gas drilling equipment.

    His work experience includes: IBM and Booz, Allen & Hamilton.

    He received his BS in Management Science and MS in Mathematical Statistics from Case Western Reserve University, and his law degree from the Peninsula College of Law. He is a registered Professional Engineer. He was in the USAF and obtained a private pilots license.

    David Haines, CEO, Strategic Ventures LLC David Haines, CEO, Strategic Ventures LLC

    As the CEO for Strategic Ventures LLC, board member for a number of technology, telecommunications and venture consulting firms, David leads this early stage investment management and technology development company in working with corporate & traditional venture capital firms, in addition to managing assets for private high net worth individuals as a business and financial advisor.

    He has served as COO, Vice President and Managing Director for major software, information service and publishing companies, in addition to working at investment banking firm Morgan Stanley and with S&P. He directed strategic M&A and business development at The New York Times Information Services Company, McGraw-Hill, Standard & Poor’s/Data Resources, in addition to the launch of Maxwell Online, Source Telecomputing Corporation (STC), Macmillan Publishing/BRS Software, Broadcast Data Systems (sold to Billboard Publications), Cotelligent Group (sold to Comsys), Daticon, Inc. (sold to Thoma Cressey Partners) and a range of early stage development companies.

    Prior to starting Strategic Ventures, David was with Morgan Stanley. He has led the funding, launch and acquisition of over 32 companies; consulted in the architecture of global technology solutions for corporate clients, leveraging a multi-lingual upbringing in Singapore, Malaysia, Geneva and other countries and has led funding for the creation of Development Centers overseas. He has set-up strategic alliances for client technology companies and worked with Global 1000 companies from Boeing to BankAmerica and more recently working with Asian companies including SK Telecom, Global Hauri and venture investors under sponsorship of KAIST in Korea.

    David has led collaborative teams in setting up intellectual property systems leading to monetization of IP assets via licensing, asset-swaps, cross-licensing in IP litigation settlements, has testified as an expert witness and is co-authoring his latest book on 'Competitive Intelligence: Maintaining The Edge with Intellectual Property: How companies can use IP to protect and build competitive advantage.'

    One of his early accomplishments was as a key executive leader in the launch of the first commercial, automated publishing search system--The New York Times Information Bank, a subsidiary of the New York Times Company, later sold to Lexis/Nexis.

    He graduated with honors from American University, Washington D.C. with an M.A. degree in International Economics & Business and has advanced education from Columbia and Harvard University. His B.A. undergraduate degree is from the University of Florida in International Law and Economics and from Ecole Internationale de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland.

    Moderator: Peter Cohn, Partner, Orrick

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