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[DFW] Venture Investing: Dinosaur or Caterpillar?
9/27/2006 5:30 PM - 9/27/2006 8:30 PM
9/27/2006 - 9/27/2006
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Catagory:Events
Event Type:Intraday
Time Zone:Greenwich Mean Time [GMT]
Location:Maggiano's Northpark - 205 Northpark Center, Dallas, TX 75225
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"Venture Investing:  Dinosaur or Caterpillar?"

September 2006

The venture capital industry has long been a source of seed and development capital for early stage start-ups. The environment of the past few years has created a dichotomy not seen in recent times. Venture firms with plentiful investment capital face a market that has spawned few recent early stage successes with limited exit options. Many believe these conditions have created a conundrum of doubt about the future of early stage technology investing.

Is venture investing for new projects on the verge of extinction, or will it emerge as a newly vibrant and once-again viable capital source for start-ups? And what does this mean for the early stage entrepreneur?

Come and hear what proven entrepreneur and venture veteran Jackie Kimzey of Sevin Rosen Funds has to say about the future of Venture Capital and the market's current view of early stage investments.

Jackie Kimzey
Sevin Rosen Funds

Jackie Kimzey joined Sevin Rosen Funds in 1999 after nearly 20 years as an executive at wireless carriers and service provider companies. He brings a keen understanding of what it takes for a promising venture to evolve into a successful business. He has held management positions at semiconductor manufacturer Mostek and was also co-founder and CEO of wireless provider ProNet. He has developed proprietary products, generated "turnaround" strategies, recruited top executives, and played key roles in mergers and acquisitions.

At SRF, Jackie applies his experience and entrepreneurial perspective to young companies in the wireless and software arena, including airBand, InstaJob, GlobeRanger, InnerWireless, MetroFi, Sereniti, Verified Person, and Wayport.  He holds a BBA and MS from Abilene Christian University and a MBA from the University of Dallas. 

For more information, please visit www.srfunds.com.

Date: September 26, 2006
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Maggiano's Northpark -- Map It!
205 Northpark Center, Dallas, TX 75225
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