October 12, 2004
Vince Occhipinti from Woodside Fund
to Chair Fifth Annual Early Stage Venture Investing Conference
Special Presentation by Dan'l Lewin, Corporate
VP of Microsoft to Focus on Accelerating Growth Through Partnerships
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif, October 12, 2004. –
Woodside Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm, today announced
that Managing Director Vince Occhipinti will chair the Fifth Annual
Early Stage Venture Investing Conference taking place October 21-22,
2004 at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. International Business
Forum (IBF), the presenter of the event, expects over 300 attendees
and 50 speakers to participate during the two-day conference. The
event will offer valuable business information-exchange, discussions
on investing strategies, case study presentations, and forecasting
for members of the venture capital and start-up technology business
"It's imperative that early stage venture investors stay abreast
of industry trends and best practice strategies to mitigate risk,"
said Vince Occhipinti, Managing Director from Woodside Fund. "This
conference is an excellent opportunity for venture capitalists,
corporate, institutional and private equity investors to discuss
with how they can advance innovation by investing their dollars
across a variety of emerging sectors."
Here's a sampling of what to expect during this two-day program:
- The Current Business of Early Stage Investing
- Venture Fund Structures for Early Stage Investments
- Board Member Issues in Today's Market
- The Global Tectonic Shift in Early Stage Investing
- Disruptive Technologies Impacting Commercial Markets: Thought
- Tapping Universities and National Research Laboratories for
- Positioning the Company Offshore: Outsourcing and Business Development
- LP Expectations on Early Stage Ventures
- Getting Early Stage Companies to the Next Round of Financing
- Valuing Early Stage Companies in 2004
- Preparing Early on for the Liquidation Event
For further information about the event, please go to www.ibfconferences.com
Vincent M. Occhipinti Biography
Vince co-founded Woodside Fund in 1983, and has been intimately
involved in the management and success of the Fund and its portfolio
companies. He is well known in the industry for his ongoing role
as chairman of the conferences of the Early Stage Venture Capital
Alliance (ESVCA), a federation of 150 seed and early-stage funds.
Since 1990, the conference has brought together general partners
in seed and early stage funds to discuss issues of mutual interest.
Vince has a wealth of operating experience in both small and large
companies in the technology industry. He founded Logisticon, Inc.
which he led as President and CEO, and pioneered enterprise process
and factory automation software. Earlier in his career, Vince served
as VP, Marketing for Mobility Systems, and while at Levi Strauss
and Company, had profit and loss responsibility for the Stretch
Levis Division. He has a BA from Stanford University.
About Woodside Fund
Woodside Fund is a leading venture capital firm that excels
in developing seed- and early-stage technology companies. Founded
in 1983, the Fund attributes its long record of success to the high
value it places on building productive partnerships with entrepreneurs,
other investors and service providers. Typically a lead investor,
Woodside Fund invests from $5 million to $15 million in early-stage
fabless semiconductor, enterprise software, and network infrastructure
companies located on the West Coast. Woodside Fund has more than
$330 million in capital under active management. For more information,
go to www.woodsidefund.com.
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