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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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Jan. 19, 2012 SVForum SVASE Merger

Jan. 19, 2012 in Redwood City at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits-Redwood Shores, SVForum and SVASE celebrated the joining of members and resources. SVForum speakers included CEO Chris Gill, Board Member Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad and Deborah Magid of IBM Venture Capital Group who will be the incoming Chair and Director. SVASE speakers included Board Members Laura Pickering of Sizijee and Jim Connor of Sand Hill Angels. KV Rao of Zuora spoke about how these organizations helped him get funding.

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Oct. 31, 2011 SVForum Chris Gill CEO

On October 31, 2011 in Redwood City, SVForum announced its new CEO Chris Gill. Previously, Gill was President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) where members raised over $170MM in venture capital. He earned his BSc in Computer Science from Britain’s Manchester University and is the author of “Learning from Silicon Valley Legends.”

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