Dec. 9, 2008 SDF PWC

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On December 9, 2008 at Pillsbury Winthrop in Palo Alto, SDForum held the Quarterly Venture Breakfast Series in collaboration with PWC. They discussed trends in venture investments and how the economic landscape will change over the coming years. Text from

Allison Leopold Tilley of Pillsbury Winthrop moderated David Aslin of Nexit Ventures, Steve Bengston of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Dr. Antonio Carballo of IBM Venture Capital Group, Thom Holder of Intel, Brendon Kim of Altos Ventures, and David Rohrsheim of Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

Basically, wireless services will continue to grow. Startups will have to run lean, clean and green. One major breakthrough in wireless devices would be a dramatic increase in battery life. Another breakthrough would be the introduction of high-speed networks in the United States. The economic downturn and its effects on venture capital markets will persist through most of 2009. Expect the same things to happen as did during the dotcom bust only throughout the economy.


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