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September 19, 2001 Networking Dinner: 

"Reaching Profitability - Business Strategies for Challenging Times"


The Technology Entrepreneurs Exchange ("Texchange") cordially invites you to its Austin Technology Entrepreneurs’ Dinner and Round-Table Discussion.


6:00 p.m. Cocktails (cash bar) with our Special Guests

6:45 p.m. Dinner and Round-Table Discussion

8:00 p.m. Q&A/Open Discussion



Austin Country Club
4408 Long Champ Drive
Austin, TX 78746


Rob Adams, Founder and Managing Director  


Dinner fee is $55.00 for members, $65.00 for non-members.

— Fixed menu, dinner, dessert included. Cash Bar available.

Online registration is now available! Click here to register!

You may also register by phone by calling: Bo Armstrong at 512.341.3705

Reservations require payment by credit card. Cancellations greater than three business days from the event will be honored and a credit towards the next Texchange dinner will be issued. Cancellations less than three business days from the event will be honored; however, no credits or refunds will be issued. Replacements will always be honored.

Rob Adams - Founder and Managing Director, AVLabs

Rob Adams is the Managing Director of AV Labs, which he founded in 1999, when the firm raised its first fund of $60 million. In March of 2001, the company closed its second fund of $125 million. AV Labs is an early stage venture fund providing seed and Series A financing to technology start ups with more than 20 companies in its portfolio. It focuses on accelerating companies through their early stage development by combining its bench of experienced industry executives with its proven acceleration and validation methodology.

Prior to starting AV Labs, Adams was a partner with TL Ventures. Prior to the venture business, he was a technology executive for 18 years. He started his career with Lotus, joining the company shortly after its IPO, and was instrumental in launching 1-2-3 for Macintosh and Notes. He subsequently founded and was CEO of Business Matters, a venture backed developer of financial forecasting and modeling products. He then ran sales and marketing for Pervasive Software, a company he helped take public in 1997.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Purdue, a Masters of Business Administration from Babson College, and is a top ranked adjunct professor at the University of Texas' Graduate School of Business. He is
actively working on a book called "A Good Hard Kick in the Ass - Basic Training for Entrepreneurs" that will be published by Random House - Crown Books in February 2002. 


He serves on the boards of AV Labs Development,
ForwardVue, FLQ Solutions, Ineto, Lane 15 Software, Newgistics, Impart Technologies, and Telconic.


Suggested Reading:

"Finding Sustainable Profitability in Electronic Commerce." By John M. de Figueiredo

"Hitting the Profit Mark."  By Susan L. Thomas

"Ashford Hopes Spinoffs Will Aid Profit Quest."  By Troy Wolverton

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