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October 17, 2001 Networking Dinner:

"Heads and Tails: Valuation Considerations for Equity Investments"


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



The Headliners Club

221 West 6th Street, Suite 2100

Austin, TX 78701



Mike Turner, Founder and CEO 

Waveset Technologies

Kent Fuka, General Partner

CenterPoint Ventures


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.

Mike Turner - Founder and CEO, Waveset Technologies, Inc.

Mike is founder and CEO of Waveset Technologies, Inc. He has over 16 years of industry experience in building and growing successful companies. Most recently, he served as a founding entrepreneur-in-residence of AV Labs' accelerator fund, where he advised, evaluated, and recommended new business proposals for seed-stage and venture investments. Mike joined AV Labs from

Tivoli Systems Inc., where he served as vice president and general manager of its $1.2 billion enterprise business unit. During his tenure, he held various senior development and executive management positions, helping the company grow from a startup to a $1.8 billion industry leader. In 1996, Mike spearheaded Tivoli's initial entry into the enterprise security space, resulting in revenue growth from $0 to $200 million in just two years. His ability to build strategic development and marketing organizations led to the successful delivery of Tivoli's first-ever products in the areas of Internet management, systems availability, and enterprise management, the

latter of which won Network World's Product of the Year in 1992. Prior to Tivoli, Mike worked at Convex Computer Corporation in Dallas. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.


Kent Fuka - General Partner, CenterPoint Ventures


Kent has worked with three successful, venture-backed start-up companies since 1980. He served five years as Vice President of Customer Service at Tivoli Systems and nine years in product development, marketing and customer service management positions at Convex. Kent was also an early employee of Apollo Computer, where he was responsible for marketing as well as field sales and service. Kent continues to share his experience by serving on the boards of several technology corporations. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from SMU.

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