CINA and Fudan Joint Event

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Topic:  Entrepreneur Thought Leader Mentor Program – Essential Elements for Successfully Launching a New Venture

Moderator: John Liu, Partner, Fenwick & West, LLP

Tim Wilson
, General Partner, Artiman Venture
Sherman Ting
, President and Board Director of Sand Hill Angels
Shawn Douglass
, Managing Director, EMC Ventures
Bill Reichert
, Managing Director, Garage Technology Venture

When:  May 29, 6:00pm – 8:45pm

Program: 6:00pm – 6:30pm Registration and Dinner
6:30pm – 7:15pm Presentation
7:15pm – 8:00pm Panel Discussion
8:00pm – 8:45pm Investor/Entrepreneur Round Table Mentor

Where:  Fenwick & West, LLP, 801 California Street, Mountain View, CA

Register:  .On-Site payment $5.00 addition
~~~~~~~ Dinner included. Special discount for CINA members and Fudan alumni. Extra early-bird discount expiring on May 18  ~~~~~~~~

Entrepreneurs who like to have round table chat with the investors, please register early to reserve your seat to pitch to the investors. Only 16 spots are available for entrepreneurs to have one-on-one conversation with the investors.



In today’s high-tech venture environment, there are lots of New Challenges that the startups are facing. By having the killer app or compelling business plan is not enough. In this special event, we invited several seasoned investors who will share with us their vision and compelling stories.


Some of the topics but not limited:
– What are the common mistakes for a new startup?
– What it takes to successfully build company from ground up?
– What are the most important elements that strike investors decision to fund the company?
– How to Recruit All-Stars?
– How to grow your company into a multi-million dollar company?
– Where Investors are investing?

Come and hear from the industry thought leaders.


About Speakers
Shawn Douglass, Managing Director, EMC Ventures
Shawn runs the Advanced Tech Ventures group for EMC in the CTO Office. Been in the valley for a while and love technology and helping to building new ventures. Responsible for making investments in Big Data/Analytics, Cloud, Virtualization, Security & Information mgt startups.



Tim Wilson, General Partner, Artiman Ventures

Between 2001 and 2011, Tim was a General Partner at Partech International. He continues to represent Partech and serves on the boards of Invensense (NYSE:INVN), Prysm, Five9s, LedEngin, Array Converter, and Acco Semiconductor. Previous investments include Teknovus (Broadcom) and Ario Data (Xyratek).

Between 1997 and 2001, Tim was the Chief Marketing Officer for Digital Island (NASDAQ: ISLD) a Partech portfolio company. The company was acquired in 2001 for $350M. Prior to Digital Island, Tim was a General Manager at Lucent Technology where he led the international voice communications product management team (now Avaya) with P&L for product lines generating over $2B in annual sales. Before Lucent, Tim held a variety of senior management positions within AT&T (North America and Australia) and AT&T Bell Labs from 1983-1995.

Tim graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College receiving his undergraduate degree in Physics. He received his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where he was named a Fuqua Scholar.

Sherman Ting, President and a Board Director of Sand Hill Angels

Sherman has over 25 years of experience in the high technology industry, in engineering, executive management and as an entrepreneur. He is an active investor in start-up ventures.

Most recently, Sherman was Founder and CEO of Century A Technologies, a company which built a marketing/sales/support infrastructure in China, for new breeds of Internet-based enterprise software products designed in the US.

Previously, Sherman was Vice President at Oracle Corporation, where he founded the HP Products Division and grew the business into the number one product line, with over $300M in product license revenue. While at Oracle, he also established the Asia Products Division to spearhead the cultivation of business in the Asia Pacific region, which later became the fastest growing market for Oracle. As a result, Oracle’s Japanese subsidiary experienced one of the most successful high tech IPOs in Japanese history. In addition, Sherman was on the Oracle CEO’s hand-picked team to start up a Network Computer business, to revolutionize how people and businesses use the Internet.

Sherman received an MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania


Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Venture

Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He sits on the Boards of CaseStack, WhiteHat, ClearFuels, cFares, and ThermoCeramix. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and a Charter Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs. Currently he is the Chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

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