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Venture Summit 2012 Program

  1. 1. Tenth AnnualVENTURE SUMMIT June 6, 2012 Brought to you by Sponsored | | 858-558-8750 | P.O. Box 9357, San Diego, CA 92169
  2. 2. SAN DIEGO VENTURE GROUP 10th Annual VENTURE SUMMIT PROGRAM AGENDA7:00 am Registration and “Cool Companies” showcase8:10 am Please be seated for Breakfast Enjoy open seating with our “Cool Companies”8:20 am Welcome Remarks8:40 am Introductions8:50 am Keynote address by David Ewing Duncan9:40 am President’s Report9:50 am Panel Discussion: “The Future of the small VC fund”10:30 am Break – “Cool Companies” Showcase continues10:45 am Keynote address by Roger McNamee11:50 am Program ends
  3. 3. Welcome!We are excited to have you join us today at our Tenth Annual “San Diego Venture Summit”.We are delighted to be hosting 100 venture capitalists from throughout California andbeyond, as well as several hundred local business leaders.Our thanks go out to the corporate sponsors this year’s Summit: Comerica Bank, Cooley LLP,Ernst & Young, DLA Piper, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Without their time, efforts and financialsupport, this program would not be possible.We hope you enjoy meeting 30 of San Diego’s “Coolest Companies.” They represent just asmall portion of the vibrant start up activity here in San Diego in the life sciences, cleantech,technology, and consumer goods industries. We hope you will have a chance to hear theirstories and celebrate their progress.San Diego is one of the leading entrepreneurial and innovation centers in the country.Known nationwide for its concentration of technology, life science, telecommunications,cleantech and defense-oriented research that helps create exciting new companies; ourregion is bolstered by the resources and graduates from three nationally ranked universities.We exist in the greater Southern California eco-system which is the third largest market forventure capital investment in the country.San Diego Venture Group is helping San Diego maintain its status as a significantentrepreneurial and venture community. We work to support and promote our venturecapital eco-system y providing an informal and dynamic environment for entrepreneurs,venture capitalists, community leaders, and business advisors to develop greater insightsinto the process of forming, funding, and building new companies.We thank you all for coming today and for making the San Diego Venture Summit acontinuing reality. We hope you will join us a member as we work to bring togetherentrepreneurs, capital providers and advisors. We wish you success in all your ventures!Sincerely,M. David Titus Leo SpiegelPresident 2012 Board Chairman
  4. 4. San Diego Venture Group 2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORSTom Arno, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear David Michaels, SagePoint AdvisorsPeter Arrowsmith, JMI Equity Bill Molloie,Carin Canale-Theakston, Canale PricewaterhouseCoopersCommunications David Oates, StalwartTom Clancy, Tao Ventures CommunicationTom Coll, Cooley LLP Doug Obenshain, LocktonRaquel Cunningham, Wells Fargo Bank Greg Park, Comerica BankDavid Diamond, Mayer Hoffman McCann Andy Pelletier, Silicon Valley BankPeter Drees, Square 1 Bank Trindl Reeves, Barney & BarneyBill Eigner, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Christian Salaman, PillsburySavitch Winthrop Shaw PittmanBrian Ffrench, Tenant Consulting Peter Shaw, Shaw ManagementServices AdvisorsScot Ginsburg, Jones Lang LaSalle Leo Spiegel (2012 BoardJeremy Glaser, Mintz Levin Chairman), Mission VenturesBob Holmen, Miramar Venture Partners Bruce Steel, BioMed VenturesMike Howard, Ernst & Young LLP Steve Stuckey, US BankCraig Knox, Irving Hughes Court Turner, Avalon VenturesMike Krenn, DLA Piper Don Williams, Grant Thornton LLPMason Matthies, RR Donnelley Financial 2010 VENTURE SUMMIT PLANNING COMMITTEE Scot Ginsburg, Jones Lang LaSalle Jack Florio, Brinson Patrick Securities Michael Howard, Ernst & Young LLP Craig Knox, Irving Hughes Mike Krenn, DLA Piper LLP David Michaels, SagePoint Advisors LLC Greg Park, Comerica Bank David Oates, Stalwart Communication Carin Canale-Theakston, Canale Communications Eric Otterson, Cooley LLP
  5. 5. ® At Comerica Bank, we’ve been working hand-in-hand with Venture Capitalists and entrepreneurial companies for decades. Our extensive experience in Technology and Life Sciences gives us unprecedented insight into your unique needs. And with our comprehensive financial resources, dedicated support and real-time responsiveness, we can help you bring it all together. Greg Park, SVP, Manager, 858.509.2381 FDIC. Equal Opportunity Lender.
  6. 6. Speaker Biographies David Ewing Duncan Award winning and bestselling author David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of seven books published in 19 languages; he is a journalist and a television, radio and film producer and correspondent. His most recent book is the bestseller Experimental Man: What one mans body reveals about his future, your health, and our toxic world. He is a Correspondent for, and theChief Correspondent of public radios Biotech Nation, heard on NPR Talk. David writes forThe New York Times, Fortune, Wired, National Geographic, Discover, Atlantic Monthly, andmany other publications. He is the Founding Director of the Center of Life Science Policy atUC Berkeley. He has been a commentator on NPRs Morning Edition, and a contributingeditor for Wired, Discover and Conde Nast Portfolio. He is a former special correspondentand producer for ABC Nightline and a correspondent for NOVAs ScienceNOW! David haswon numerous awards including the Magazine Story of the Year from the AmericanAssociation for the Advancement of Science. His articles have twice been cited innominations for National Magazine Awards, and his work has appeared twice in The BestAmerican Science and Nature Writing. He is at work on a TED book on extreme aging.David lives in San Francisco. Roger McNamee Managing Director, Elevation Partners Roger McNamee is a co-founder of Elevation Partners. He began his career in 1982 at T. Rowe Price Associates, where he managed the top- ranked Science & Technology Fund and co-managed the New Horizons Fund. In 1991, he launched Integral Capital Partners, the first crossover fund (combining later stage venture capital with public market investments), in partnership with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In1999, Roger co-founded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused ontechnology businesses. In 2004, Roger and his partners launched Elevation Partners, aninvestment partnership focused on the intersection of media and entertainment contentand consumer technology.Roger performs 100 shows a year in the band Moonalice, where he plays bass and guitar.Moonalice pioneered the use of social media in music, inventing such applications asTwittercast concerts, Moonalice radio on Twitter, live Moonbeam (video) concerts, and theCouch Tour. The band’s website enables fans to listen to any song or show and to watchevery concert on a smartphone without an app. Moonalice is renowned for the quality ofposter art associated with the band. Moonalice’s single, “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has beendownloaded more than 960,000 times.Roger is the author of The New Normal, published in 2004 by the Portfolio imprint ofPenguin Books, and The Moonalice Legend: Posters and Words, Volumes 1 & 2, publishedin 2008 and 2010, respectively. Roger serves on board of directors of Wordnik and Move.In philanthropy, he serves on the boards of National Geographic Ventures, the Rock ‘n’Roll Hall of Fame Museum, and the Rex Foundation. Roger holds a B.A. from YaleUniversity and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
  7. 7. When you’re starting a new company, it’s impossible to know exactly what’s ahead. So it’s important to work with partners who know the venture landscape. At Cooley, we’ve built our law firm around the needs of emerging companies. We excel in helping new companies go to market and grow. Our attorneys are tuned into your needs—in patents and trademarks, employment and benefits, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships. Cooley has helped start more than 3,000 companies. We can see the obstacles as well as the possibilities. This is what we do every day. We help entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality. Where ventures begin.PALO ALTO I NEW YORK I SAN DIEGO I SAN FRANCISCO I RESTON, VA I BROOMFIELD, CO I WASHINGTON, DC I BOSTON I SEATTLE I ©2012 Cooley LLP. Five Palo Alto Square, 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2155, 650 843 5000
  8. 8. Speaker Biographies Shane Goudey Partner, Cooley Shane Goudey is a partner in the venture capital practice group and a member of the Business department at Cooley. He joined the Firm in 2000 and is resident in the Palo Alto office. Mr. Goudey specializes in all aspects of the formation and operation of domestic and international investment funds, including, venture capital, private equity, fund-of-funds, secondary market, debt and a variety of other types of funds. He has represented sponsororganizations in the formation of over 75 fund programs, ranging from some of the most well known multi-billiondollar venture capital and leveraged buy-out funds to much smaller firms forming early-stage venture capital,angel, pledge and similar micro-funds with just several million dollars in committed capital. In addition to his fundformation practice, Mr. Goudey represents many fund clients, other institutional investors and portfolio companiesin their private and public investment transactions and he has represented a number of emerging growthcompanies as outside general counsel, advising on legal, strategic, tax and structural matters arising throughouttheir life cycles. Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Goudey was with the San Jose office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,where he practiced in the firms International Tax Services group.Mr. Goudey received an LL.M. in Taxation in December 1997 from New York University School of Law. He receiveda J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in May 1997 and a B.S. in Political Science in 1992 from theUniversity of Wyoming, graduating summa cum laude. Bob Holmen Managing Director, Miramar Venture Partners Bob Holmen is a Managing Director and co-founder of Miramar Venture Partners. Formed in 2001, Miramar invests in early- and mid-stage technology companies, with an emphasis on Southern California opportunities. Currently Miramar focuses on core technology sectors of Cloud Computing, Storage, Digital Media and Medical IT. Bob has spent his career building technology companies in the healthcare and information technology markets. He has served in diverse roles, from software engineer at Hughes Aircraft to senior executive roles attechnology and life sciences companies to venture investor. Currently, Bob serves on the Boards of the followingMiramar portfolio companies: FastSoft, Matrix Sensors and Predixion Software. He also served on the board ofSiliconSystems until it was acquired by Western Digital Corporation.Bob received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1985, serving as an officer of thenational engineering honor society at Stanford. He received his J.D. from UC Berkeley in 1989. Bob is an AdjunctProfessor at USC’s Marshall School of Business, teaching Investing in New Ventures, and serves on the Board of theSan Diego Venture Group. Dr. Paul Kedrosky Investor, speaker, writer, entrepreneur Dr. Kedrosky is an investor, speaker, writer, media guy, and entrepreneur. In his spare time he is a dangerous Twitterer, contributing editor for Bloomberg, and the editor of Infectious Greed, one of the most popular financial blogs available over the Interweb. In the dusty distance of long-ago, Dr K. founded what he is reasonably sure was the first hosted blogging site, GrokSoup. After having grown it to be one the largest such services on the Interweb (admittedly before there were other such services), he demonstrated his unerring ability to enter fast-growing markets before they take off, and exit before they have grown large enough to deliver an island- purchasing exit. The rest is history, or least an index entry in one book on blogging. Even furtherback in time, Dr. Kedrosky was one of the first technology equity analysts at a major brokerage firm. Back beforethere were such things as credit default swaps, collateralized debt obligations, and subprime mortgages, wevandalism-loving greed-heads on Wall Street were forced to take down capitalism the hard way — by selling over-valued technology companies to an unsuspecting public via initial public offerings. While it eventually worked out(c.f., the tech crash of 2000), the next generation of Wall Street-ers learned from our inefficiency and took downthe global money grid in half the time it took us to mess up Nasdaq. Lesson learned. He is an active investor inpublic and private equities, despite having watched both sorts of sausages being made. That almost certainlyrepresents, as Samuel Johnson once said about a man’s second marriage, the triumph of hope over experience.Nevertheless, Dr. Kedrosky has more than fifty early-stage investments to his credit, and rather than brag in anunseemly way about his many successes he will continue to point to that “fifty” number. Fifty, fifty, etc. Dr.Kedrosky has a Ph.D. in the economics of technology (which he mostly uses when bluffing outside of poker), amaster’s degree in finance (which he mostly uses when bluffing in poker), and an undergraduate degree inengineering (which a professor once said he would take away, if he had the means).
  9. 9. Ernst & Young Is proud to sponsor SDVG and the 10th Annual Venture Summit. Yes, we work We believe entrepreneurship is at the heart of all successful companies. Ernst & Young dollar companies. delivers exceptional service, whether our clients are at The same way the top or on their way up. we did when they That’s why they remember us when they get there. Find out how we can do the same dollar companies. for you, whatever your size, at See More | Entrepreneurship© 2012 Ernst & young LLP. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10. Our lawyers bring together venture capitalists and emerging companies through a fully integrated service offering, while our Venture Pipeline business unit matches dynamic young companies with great investors. We believe that when serving and interacting with our clients, everything matters. | DLA Piper LLP (US) Randy L. Socol,, 4365 Executive Drive, Suite 1100, San Diego, CA 92121DLA Piper LLP (US) is part of DLA Piper, a global law firm, operating through various separate and distinct legal entities. Further details of these entities can be found at Attorney Advertising
  11. 11. Venture Capital Funds in AttendanceAlsop Louie Partners alsop-louie.comAMD Ventures amd.comAmgen Ventues amgen.comAmpersand Capital Partners amerpersandcapital.comAnthem Venture Partners anthemvp.comApplied Minds appliedminds.comArtiman Ventures artiman.comATEL Ventures atel.comAustin Ventures austinventures.comAvalon Ventures avalon-ventures.comBASFBiomed Ventures biomedrealty.comBlackbird Ventures blackbirdv.comCalifornia Capital Partners resconnect.comCalifornia Technology Ventures ctventures.comCedar Ridge VenturesCharter Life Sciences clsvc.comClaremont Creek Ventures claremontvc.comCMEA Capital cmea.comCorrelation Ventures correlationvc.comCrosslink Capital crosslinkcapital.comDFJ Frontier dfjfrontier.comDomain Associates domainvc.comECA VenturesElevation Partners elevation.comEMC Ventures emc.comEnterprise Partners Venture Capital epvc.comFinistere Ventures finistere.comFoundation Capital
  12. 12. Grayhawk Capital gvp.usGreenhouse Capital Partners greenhousecapital.netGRP Partners grppartners.comHartford Ventures thehartford.comHuntington Capital huntingtoncapital.comHuntington Ventures huntingtonventures.comIndustry Ventures industryventures.comIntel Capital intel.comJK&B Capital jkbcapital.comJMI Equity jmiequity.comLateral Venture Partners lvpcapital.comLeader Ventures leaderventures.comMeritage FundsMiramar Venture Partners miramarvp.comMission Ventures missionventures.comMohr, Davidow Ventures mdv.comMoore Venture Partners moorevp.comMotorola Solutions Venture Capital motorolasolutions.comNike, Inc. nike.comOkapi Venture Capital okapivc.comPappas Ventures pappasventures.comPelion Ventures pelionvp.comQualcomm Ventures Capital rwcap.comRiverVest Venture Partners rivervest.comRustic Canyon Partners rusticcanyon.comShepherd Ventures shepherdventures.comSigma Partners sigmapartners.comSilver Creek Ventures silvercreekfund.comSoaring Ventures soaringvc.comSofinnova Ventures
  13. 13. Split Rock Partners splitrock.comSR One gsk.comSteamboat Ventures steamboatvc.comT2 Venture Capital t2vc.comTallwood Venture Capital tallwoodvc.comTao Venture Capital Partners taovp.comThomas, McNerney & Partners tm-partners.comTPG Biotech tpg.comTranslink Capital translinkcapital.comTrident Capital tridentcap.comTVC Capital tvccapital.comU.S. Venture Partners usvp.comVerizon Ventures Verizon.comVersant Ventures versantventures.comWeathers Asset ManagementWestRIver Capital westrivercap.comWindward Ventures windwardventures.comVentana Capital
  14. 14. San Diego Venture Group 2012 30 “Cool Companies” Patrick Giblin focus on the new web, Web 3.0. Using our patented technology, Graffiti usesartificial intelligence, machine learning and latent semantic analysis, to analyze andreposition comments around articles, images, music and video into content thatbecomes relevant, meaningful, engaging and more organic for internal search engineoptimization. David Johnson http://www.achatespower.comAchates Power is hoping to change the world by developing a clean, more fuel-efficientand lower-cost internal combustion engine to support economically andenvironmentally sustainable commercial and passenger vehicle transportation. Jonathan Ohana www.alcocheckpoint.comMy company is Super Cool because we save lives and prevent drinkers from gettingDUI’s and into car wrecks! How many companies can say that? Drunk driving is aninternational epidemic and Alco-Checkpoint offers a solution by distributing and placingbill operated alcohol breathalyzer machines on site at different SD bars andrestaurants. Peter Klemm www.appliedproteomics.comAPI takes a snapshot of the entire proteome, accurately, reproducibly, and efficiently,which provides a physiological picture to describe a patient’s health status. BecauseAPI looks at the whole field of view and not just one marker, we can provide newsolutions in biomarker discovery to create next generation diagnostics. John Mendlein aTyr is orchestrating human biology in entirely novel ways to create a new class of medicines named Physiocrines. The lead program will treat, if not cure, a deadly autoimmune disease. PaulSchimmel, founded aTyr based on his discovery of the “Second Genetic Code”, andJohn Mendlein, a scientist-lawyer-entrepreneur-surfer, leads aTyr.
  15. 15. Mark Schmid We design & market niche specificcarabiner forms. Imagine every hobby, sport, or profession that requires tools toadjust their gear? CL!CKcarabinerCO provides an instant solution in the form of aclever & stylish carabiner keychain. Already popular in the Skateboard space, the nextCL!CKcarabiner forms to be introduced will be for snowboarding, skiing, wakeboarding,golf, & fishing. CL!CKcarabinerCO: Connected for LIFE. Steve Iverson http://www.injekt.comInjekt enables web apps to run on OTHER web sites – includingGoogle, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, etc. For example, one popular CloudCanvas app,FriendsChecker, adds “unfriend” notifications to Facebook. We launched our first app inAugust, have 250,000+ installations, are delivering 150M+ advertising impressions permonth, and are at break-even. Bill Nydam CryoMedix is the coolest start-up in town, literally. CryoMedix freezes cells, at about -290 degreesFahrenheit, using a minimally invasive disposable catheter/balloon/needle to treathypertension, breast tumors, atrial fibrillation, and other medical conditions. CryoMedixis seeking funding, after our successful animal study, to move to commercialize selectapplications. Michael Robertson not "cool"cause if you say youre cool then you aint cool, but hopefully wereworking of your event Because wre an innovative DVR for radio service. Radio fanscan record any show on AM/FM/Net radio and listen whenever they like complete withfast forward, pause and rewind. Shows can be played back on PCs, smartphones orother home electronics. is moderinizing the radio industry by making itavailable on consumers schedule. Al Bsharah http://embarke.comWe allow instantaneous conversations without common barriers of a single socialnetwork. Facebook people can talk to Twitter people can talk to Email and SMSpeople. Instantly. Developers get one API to manage, freeing them of the countlessmoving API targets. Launch fast, connect easier, increase social engagement.
  16. 16. Chris Dale“Pardon the cool view” is the line we like to use when a guest or new employee entersour office space where you will always find fresh bowls of fruit on each sparkling floorthroughout the building. Our outrageous view in trendy and hip Little Italy is from abuilding overlooking the San Diego Bay on the corner of Kettner and Ash. At night, theESET sign illuminates the San Diego flight path, as well as the Gas lamp skyline Weoffer free education for San Diego residents to protect themselves against malware.Our catchy ads and androids are all over the airport greeting guests from all over theworld. From monthly lunches with the CEO, an equipped gym, to weekly massages,ESET believes that the creativity & innovation each employee brings to work is whatmakes the company Lori Steele Vote for President of U.S. or Best Picture for an Oscar on your iPad . Everyone Counts’ state-of-the-art Software-as-a-Service platform is transforming the $31 billion antiquated-hardware- and error-prone paper-based government/private elections industries, making electionadministration easy, voting accurate and cutting customers’- including swing stateslike Florida and Michigan’s – costs in half. Asa Nordgren A Swedish start-up moving to San Diego to get close to thewireless health community. Winning two GSMA 2012 Global Awards of which one wasBest Mobile Health Innovation and also listed on FierceWireless’ 2011 Fierce 15. We’rechanging the future of communicating medical images. That’s cool! Michael Brower Gunnar Optiks is a market leader in the $24 billion DigitalPerformance Eyewear Category. Over 120 million Americans are affected by computervision syndrome. Gunnar’s patent pending i-AMP lens technology providesperformance attributes including: provides contrast for greater accuracy andefficiency, enhances detail for sharper, clearer vision, increases visual endurance,decreases eye fatigue, and cuts down glare and visual noise. We target consumerswith heavy computer use, gaming, 3 D media, and outdoor digital uses. Jonathan Simkin we are changing the textbook industry similar to the way that KAYAK changedthe travel market. We help students and their families save up to 75% on collegetextbooks while simultaneously raising money for educational institutions.
  17. 17. Dr. Lawrence A. Rheins www.makucell.comMakucell develops, manufactures and sells products formulated with its patented,proprietary technology, AsymmtateTM , a molecule which optimizes Wnt signalingtargeted toward energizing skin stem cells to asymmetrically differentiate. Stimulatingyouthful cell behavior results in strengthened, supported, rejuvenated skin which looksyounger — way cool technology transferred to commercial products! David Saltman We manufacture rigid polyurethane foam madefrom bio-based renewable resources that result in strong, light weight, costcompetitive products without the toxic chemicals used in traditional petroleum-basedPUR foams. Our products are used in everything from surfboards to Hollywood moviesets, wind turbines to the walls of green homes and buildings. Dr. Samir Damani http://mdrevolution.comMD Revolution is pioneering Precision Healthcare. We have created a cutting-edgemedical center where doctors apply the latest technology from genomics, wirelesshealth, and nutrition to create treatment programs so intimately tailored to patientsthat dramatic, measureable increases in longevity and decreases in chronic disease arebeing seen. Jon Carder www.MOGL.comLed by local entrepreneur Jon Carder, who has founded several successful Internetstartups, MOGL is a game that hooks you up with cash when you dine out, while doinggood for the community. It is the FIRST web-based platform of it’s kind to leveragepsychology, mobile technology and clever game mechanics to offer a fun and engagingway to reward diners for their loyalty. MOGL’s cool new office space includes a bar, naproom, game room and every employee even gets their own pet fish! MOGL was namedone of the Best Mobile Startups of 2012 by LAPTOP Magazine and is the proud recipientof CONNECT’s 2011 Most Innovative Product Award. Jonathan Lim www.nexdx.comRide the next wave of diagnostics and drug discovery and save serious healthcaregreen. NexDx, utilizing San Diego-based technologies, is revolutionizing the earlydiagnoses and treatments of autoimmune diseases that affect over five million people.Keeping you at the beach and off the bench.
  18. 18. Chris Isaacson www.nuLEDs.comNuLEDs has developed the first open-protocol PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) LED lightingsystem. Each LED fixture has an IP address, and gets both power and control over anEthernet cable. They even dim and change color! Cisco will be introducing our lightingsystems at Cisco Live! in San Diego June 10-14, 2012. Keith Murphy www.organovo.comOrganovo has quickly advanced 3D bioprinting from innovation to application and hasmultiple partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and research institutions.Organovo’s bioprinting platform works across cell types to create 3D tissues that canrecapitulate in vivo biology for human disease research, drug discovery anddevelopment, toxicology testing and, eventually, therapies. Jim Plante www.pathway.comNothing is cooler than applying cutting edge scientific research to ones personalgenetic makeup to understand how to personalize ones diet, exercise and overallhealth and wellness based on their own genome. Genetic research has exploded sincethe completion of the Human Genome Project, and Pathway is leading the way inturning that research into actionable personal advice. William Logue The Olympic Games are the greatest sporting event known. Asthe Official Performance Nutrition Bar of the U.S. Olympic Team, PR*Barsunprecendented six year deal allows us to develop cutting edge, great-tastingnutritional products. PR*Bar fuels the dreams of Olympians, everyday athletes, moms-on-the-go and their kids. How cool is that? Brian Brokowski www.sgbiofuels.comUsing breeding and advanced genomics, SGB is bringing a new energy crop to themarket and providing a new, lost cost and sustainable alternative for diesel and bio jetfuel. By advancing Jatropha projects around the world, SGB is creating economicdevelopment, energy security and revolutionizing how energy is produced andconsumed.
  19. 19. Chris Clark Were the first place in the US to provite private shaping lession, teaching people how to shape their own surfboard. We collaborate with artists and musicians from around the world. We often host charitable events, art shows and concerts. You never know who youmight find hanging out here! Fernanda Gandara Founded by genomic pioneer J. Craig Venter, SGI is a world leading company driving the genomics revolution. SGI isdesigning and programing biological operating systems to address some of the mostcritical challenges facing humanity including: the sustainable supply of energy, food,water and medicine to a growing population. Steve Cox 2010 SDVG PitchFest Winner! Our People: Creative,motivated, passionate Rock Stars who are growing TakeLessons at 400%/yr. OurValues: Respect. Perseverance, Ownership, mentality, constant & never-endingimprovement, and building stuff were proud of. Our Culture: A Mecca of fun, includingnerf guns, jam sessions, and the occasional dance party. Ali Behnam http://www.tealium.comFounded by former WebSideStory employees, Tealium is cool because it has pioneereda fast-growing digital marketing technology that solves a real problem for marketers –deploying and managing all the page tags (pixels) that most digital marketing vendorsrequire. Tag management is one of the hottest new innovations in the digitalmarketing industry. Doug Schneider www.transactionwireless.comWe provide major retailers with a patented cloud-based platform that gives them newways and new channels (mobile, social, and online) to directly engage, influence, andtransact with gift card consumers. We are a leader in our market with clients like AMC,Buffalo Wild Wings, Dominos, Red Robin, and Groupon.
  21. 21. Mark Your Calendars!How We Sold Our CompanyThursday, July 12, 7-9 amJoin SDVG and host Jamie Montgomery for breakfast and a discussion withtwo local businesses that have sold their companies. Find out how they sold,who they sold to, and what they would do different!Members can register for FREENon-Member registration rate: $50Summer Social Beer Bash 2Wednesday, August 29, 4-7 pmSee the back cover for all the details!PitchFest 2012Are you an entrepreneur seeking capital?Have you raised less than $2.0M?Would you like your plan to be reviewed by leadingVCs? 13TH ANNUALThen get ready for PitchFest 2012, launching inAugust! WWW.SDVG.ORG/EVENTS
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