Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Venture Summit Silicon Valley 2008

Venture Summit Silicon Valley 2008
Co-Presented by AlwaysOn & Morgan Stanley

December 2nd-3rd, 2008
Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA

Click here to buy your ticket at a 33% discount—expires on October15th!

Hello Friend of AlwaysOn,

AlwaysOn is pleased to announce that the premiere investment bank covering the technology and greentech markets has joined us to co-produce our second annual Venture Summit Silicon Valley. Our simple goal is to assemble the highest caliber gathering of entrepreneurs, venture and later-stage investors, and blue-chip business development officers to create new business and investment opportunities and get the inside take on the private capital and private company markets. Morgan Stanley's participation is a huge win for us towards this effort.

Over 500 of the top greentech CEOs and VCs will be there. Check out the list of speakers below—It's a power-packed list! For an outline of the current program click here.

VSSW will once again be held at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, CA. This is an event you will not want to miss. So click here to take advantage of the 33%-off AO Insider ticket rate we have reserved for you before it expires on October 15th!

VC kingpin Tim Draper says, "Venture Summit is a must-attend event for entrepreneurs or investors in the growth technology and greentech markets. You will get the inside scoop from the smartest investors, and meet Silicon Valley's finest private companies. I wouldn't miss it!"

Venture Summit 2008 Speakers Include:

Dan Ake, CEO, RightPeople
Sam Angus, Partner, Fenwick & West
Jason E. Barkeloo, CEO, Somatic Digital
Seth Besmertnik, CEO, Conductor
Lise Buyer, Founder, Class V Group
David Chen, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Jeff Clavier, Founder and Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
Ron Conway, Founder, SV Angels
Paul Deninger, Vice Chairman, Jefferies & Co.
Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Bambi Francisco, Founder & CEO, Vator.TV
Michael Grimes, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Ramsay Hoguet, CEO, DesignIn
Kathy Ku, Director of the Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University
David Lawee, VP Corporate Development, Google
George Lee, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Isaac Levanon, CEO,
Dan'l Lewin, Corporate VP, Microsoft
Jim Lussier, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Michael Montgomery, President, Montgomery & Co.
Dov Moran, CEO, Modu Mobile
Brian Moriarty, VP, Corporate Affairs, Sun Microsystems
Chris Nawn, Partner, Integral Capital Partners
Leslie Pfrang, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities
John Rende, Partner, Weintraub Capital Management
Chris Rosso, SVP Emerging Digital Businesses, NBC Universal Digital Media
Jeff Russakow, VP, Global Strategies & Solutions, Symantec
Treb Ryan, CEO, OpSource
Joe Schoendorf, Partner, Accel Partners
Tina Seelig, Exec Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Christopher Spray, Partner, Atlas Venture
Eric Wesoff, Chief Analyst, Greentech Media
Ramu Yalamanchi, CEO, Hi5

We are also interested in getting your program feedback while there is still time. Feel free to contact our program director, Rich Seidner or me if you have speaker and program ideas or would like to participate in any of the sessions.

What to Expect
Venture Summit Silicon Valley is a two-day gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and technology trends impacting the global growth investor. Venture Summit features the most influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, corporate buyers, investment bankers and research analysts in keynote presentations and panel debates. The Venture Summit will also host 14 "Best of Breed CEO Showcases" handpicked from the AlwaysOn annual top 100 private company list, and 36 other qualified six-minute CEO pitches from companies seeking later-stage capital or potential acquirers.

The Venture Summit's goal is to match growth company buyers and sellers and identify the most promising innovation-driven, growth investment opportunities. At the Venture Summit, our editors will also honor the "AO DealMaker 100" and the annual "AO Industry Analyst All-Star Team. Click here to see how the progam is shaping-up so far.

Who Attends
Five hundred institutional investors, venture capitalists, investment bankers, research analysts and corporate buyers will attend Venture Summit Silicon Valley. The most influential members of the financial and technology media and blogging community will also be on hand to moderate debates and cover the action. Executives attend Venture Summit Silicon Valley to identify and debate emerging investment opportunities in venture and private equity funds and private growth companies, and to build high-level relationships with technology and greentech CEOs and corporate buyers. You won't want to miss Venture Summit Silicon Valley, so click here to buy your ticket before the 33% discount expires. If you do not want to pay online or want to inquire about group rates, please call Michelle Hughes at 415.367.9538 ext. 103 to order by phone or e-mail her at

We look forward to any input you have as we put together our program and hope to see you at Venture Summit Silicon Valley in December!


Tony Perkins
Founder/Editor, AlwaysOn


Important Information on Venture Summit Silicon Valley:

Venture Summit Brand Sponsor Program
Sponsors gain brand exposure and communicate their leadership positions to the Venture Summit's attendees through a powerful combination of video commercials, e-marketing campaigns, print advertising, on-site material distribution, signage and program exposure. Brand sponsorship is open to technology, service and investment firms, and high-end consumer brands.

CEO Showcase Opportunity
Thirty-six top CEOs will have the opportunity to present their market strategies and business partnering objectives on the main stage at Venture Summit Silicon Valley. Qualifying companies are either public or privately held and ideally come from one of the following industry sectors:
* Consumer and Media
* Devices and Components
* Enablers
* Enterprise
* Greentech
* Infrastructure
* Mobile

To find out how your company can join Venture Summit Silicon Valley's distinguished group of sponsors, and for detailed information on the CEO Showcase opportunity, please contact:

Northern California / Pacific Northwest
Ryan Brenner

Grant Gunderson

Nathan Entrekin

Southern California
Marc Sternberg

Eastern U.S.
Noah Gellman
mobile: 646.237.3881

Program Information
If you have feedback on our program or would like to suggest speakers or panel topics, contact Rich Seidner at

Event Tickets
If you want to order your ticket by phone or inquire about group rates, contact Michelle Hughes at 415.367.9538 ext 103 or


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