January 8, 2001
WOODSIDE FUND'S VINCENT OCCHIPINTI
TO CHAIR SRI'S 'Private Equity Roundup 2001'.
to Establish Private Equity Market Expectations for 2001
Woodside, CA -- Vincent M. Occhipinti, Founder and Managing
Director of Woodside Fund, and Chairman of the Early Stage Venture
Capital Alliance (ESVCA) will chair the Private Equity Roundup 2001.
This third annual conference, put on by Strategic Research Institute's
Private Equity Group, will be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Resort, Arizona on January 28-31, 2001.
Mr. Occhipinti is no stranger to the podium. Having founded
Woodside Fund, a highly successful early stage technology fund 17
years ago, places Mr. Occhipinti as one of the most sought after
speakers on early stage investing. Vince is also known for
his eight year role as Chairman of the Early Stage Venture Capital
Alliance (ESVCA), a unique federation of 150 seed and early-stage
funds that meet to openly share investing issues. ESVCA members
represent a major force in the private equity market.
"We are so pleased that Vince will be chairing this conference,"
states Isabel Mattson-Pain, Senior Vice President, Strategic Research
Institute Private Equity Group. "It was important for
us to have a leading early stage venture capital investor, like
Woodside Fund, involved. The audience will certainly benefit from
The Private Equity Roundup 2001 will help set the stage for the
expectations of the private equity market and its participants over
the next 12 months. The agenda reflects the most timely and critical
issues in today's climate, presented by the industry's most distinguished
faculty. Keynote speakers are Brian P. Hehir, Vice Chairman
Merrill Lynch & Co, Inc., and Greg A. Smith, Chief Investment
Strategist Prudential Securities, Inc.
Conference topics include:
- Investors expectations for future rates of return
- How the latest valuation metrics are affecting existing
portfolio companies and their effect on future investments
- Creating liquidity in secondary markets
- The next phase in venture capital: Dot.Gone - welcome
- Finding opportunity in the consolidating dot.com industry
and the new economy fall out
- The future of Private Equity online
- Deal flow strategies in the new investing climate
Presenters include CALPERS, Battery Ventures, LP, Castle Harlan,
Inc, ABS Ventures, Advent International, Alchemy Partners, Altos
Ventures, AT&T labs, Blackstone Group, Chase Capital Partners,
DLJ, E. M. Warburg Pincus, Florida State Board of Administration,
GM Investment management, GTCR Goulder Ranuer, Hamilton Lane Advisors,
Intel Capital, JP Morgan, Newbridge Technology Ventures, One Motorola
Ventures, Philips Electronics, Pacific Life, Silver Lake Partners,
Summit Partners, The Carlyle Group, TIAA-CREF, and Virginia Retirement System.
Sponsors include: GarMark Advisors LLC, Marsh,
Arthur Andersen, Grant Thornton, Intel, Lincolnshire Management,
Inc. and Fleet Capital, Katten Muchin & Zavis, The Scotland
Group, CMO Group, Ernst & Young, Liquid Alternatives, Provident
Capital Corp., and Brookside Capital.
About Woodside Fund
Founded in 1983, Woodside Fund has one of the longest and strongest
track records of success in early stage venture capital investing.
All Woodside Funds have performed in the upper quartile of the industry
for venture capital partnerships formed in their respective years.
Woodside Fund's latest partnership, Woodside Fund IV, which had
its final close in April, invests between $5 and $10 million in
early stage ventures in Internet and electronic commerce, computer
software, telecommunications, and networking, located in Northern
and Central California. The Fund serves as the lead or co-lead investor
in most of its portfolio companies.