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Jun. 19, 2012 SVForum Visionary Awards

On June 19, 2012 at Kelly Porter’s home in Lost Alto Hills, SVForum held its 15th Annual Visionary Awards. Andrew Braccia of Accel Partners introduced Jim Breyer of Accel Partners. Ann Doerr of the John & Ann Doerr Family Foundation introduced Salman Khan of the Khan Academy. Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad introduced David Kirkpatrick of Technonomy Media. Henry Tirri of Nokia introduced Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla.

SVForum CEO Chris Gill and Deborah Magid of IBM spoke of the transition and growth of SVForum over the past year.

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Feb. 7, 2012 SVForum PWC

On Tuesday February 7, 2012 in Palo Alto at Pillsbury Winthrop, SVForum presented the SVForum Quarterly Venture Breakfast with Pillsbury Winthrop and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The topic was “2011 The Year In Review.” Allison Leopold Tilley of Pillsbury Winthrop moderated panelists Steve Bengston of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Casper de Clercq of Norwest Venture Partners, Steve Goldberg of Venrock and Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad. They discussed the past year and prospects for the next.

Venture capital investments went up from $23 billion in 2010 to $26 billion in 2011. Fundraising went up from $10 billion in 2010 to $12 billion in 2011. This growth is seen as unsustainable when the top sectors of cleantech, biotech, and medical devices are vulnerable to scaling and regulatory issues. Despite the IPOs of LinkedIn and Pandora, the trend toward VC backed companies going public declined from 75 in 2010 to 50 in 2011. This does not help the unemployed if over ninety percent of job creation occurs after a company has an IPO. The Facebook IPO may generate more Silicon Valley angel investing, but such investment has not generated well paying jobs in the US.

According to the US Dept of Commerce and Wall Street Journal, multinationals over the past decade have cut 2.9 million jobs in the US and moved 2.4 overseas. One result is that over 80 percent of internet growth is overseas where more than 90 percent of the children under 15 live in emerging markets. One place the population may not be growing is in China, where the workforce will peak in 2015 and become the world’s largest economy by 2017 but be surpassed in population by India in 2020. Growth in Europe is unlikely considering their continuing instability as seen in Greece.

Despite more money going in, there are fewer exits. The current situation is unsustainable.

 

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Sept. 9, 2010 SDF IBM SmartCamp

On September 9, 2010 in Menlo Park, SDForum was a sponsor to IBM SmartCamp! This is the sixth event bringing entrepreneurs, investors and mentors together to build a smarter planet. Claudia Fan Munce, VP of IBM’s Venture Capital Group, introduced Gerald Mooney, GM for IBM’s Public Sector, who talked about “Smarter Cities for a Smarter Planet.”

Deborah Magid, Director of IBM’s Venture Capital Group explained how the finalists qualified for SmartCamp. The panel of judges consisted of Susan Lucas Conwell of SDForum, Curtis Mo of DLA Piper, Gerald Mooney and Ann Winblad. The finalists were Kyle Brinkman and Jason Kiesel of CitySourced, Neil Helfrich of iFind Systems, Zia Yusuf of Streetline, Shahram Javey of Aquacue and Albert Santalo CareCloud. The judges chose two winners: CareCloud and Streetline.

Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad presentation was “From Start to Finish: Building a High Performance Company.” She advised startups working with IBM to be patient but persistent when working with IBM.

Mark Hanny, VP of IBM ISV and Developer Relations made the closing remarks.

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Jun. 24, 2010 SDF Visionary Awards 3

On June 24, 2010 at Kelly Porter’s home in Lost Alto Hills, SDForum held its annual Visionary Awards. Everybody looked great and I learned more in a few minutes than in a month of meetings. Here are some pictures from that event. More pictures can be seen at:

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