Jeff Clavier - SoftTech VC - European Entrepreneurship - Stanford - Jan 24 2011

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Talk by Silicon Valley SuperAngel/VC Jeff Clavier (France), Stanford Engineering School, European Entrepreneurhip & Innovation, http://europeanentrepreneursatstanford.com

Talk by Silicon Valley SuperAngel/VC Jeff Clavier (France), Stanford Engineering School, European Entrepreneurhip & Innovation, http://europeanentrepreneursatstanford.com

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  • 1. European Entrepreneurship Discussion Stanford – Jan 24, 20111/25/11 © SoftTech VC 2011 – All Rights Reserved
  • 2. SoftTech VC•  Investment management company founded in May 2004 –  GP of 3 early stage funds: SoftTech VC I (<$1M), SoftTech VC II ($15M), SoftTech VC III ($15M closed, $35M target)•  One of Silicon Valley’s most active Consumer Internet seed investor, and one of the first “Super Angel” funds•  Involved in funding/supporting 90+ startups since 2004. To date: –  17 companies have generated $500M+ in total exit consideration –  40 companies have raised $400M+ in follow-on financing1/25/11 © SoftTech VC 2011 – All Rights Reserved 2
  • 3. A few SoftTech exitsSoftTech VC I SoftTech VC IIDec 05 Aug 06 Dec 06 May 09 Dec 09 May 10 Acquired by Acquired by Acquired by Acquired by Acquired by Acquired byAug 07 Aug 07 Dec 09 July 10 July 10 Sept 10 Acquired by Acquired by Acquired by Acquired by Acquired by Acquired byJuly 10 Dec 10 Acquired by Acquired by 1/25/11 © SoftTech VC 2011 – All Rights Reserved 3
  • 4. Jeff Clavier (aka @jeff)•  CTO of Effix Systems, sold to •  Media accolades: Reuters in 1993 –  2007: “Web 2.0 King Maker” Business 2.0•  CTO/VP Engineering of Reuters –  2008: “25 most influential people on Trading Systems the Web” BusinessWeek –  2010: “Top 25 Angels in Tech”•  GP at Reuters Greenhouse Fund BusinessWeek LP ($450M corporate venture –  2009/2010: “Finalist for Best Angel arm of Reuters) Investor” Crunchies•  Started angel investing in Web •  Popular speaker on investing 2.0 startups in 2004 and consumer internet trends•  Portfolio of 90+ companies, with 17 M&As & $400M in follow-on •  Advisor to Telefonica investments •  Mentor at YCombinator, TechStars & SeedCamp1/25/11 © SoftTech VC 2011 – All Rights Reserved 4
  • 5. © SoftTech VC 2011 – All Rights Reserved SoftTech VC I Social Media, Commerce & Communities Gaming “New” AreasMonetization Search & Discovery 1/25/11 B2B/B2C Services 5
  • 6. © SoftTech VC 2011 – All Rights Reserved SoftTech VC II Social Media, Commerce & Communities Gaming “New” AreasBunndleMonetization Search & Discovery 1/25/11 B2B/B2C Services 6
  • 7. © SoftTech VC 2011 – All Rights Reserved SoftTech VC III Social Media, Real-time Web & CommerceGaming “New” AreasMobile Applications Search, Local & & Infrastructure Monetization (Cloud) Applications & 1/25/11 Infrastructure Services 7