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About: The SAEC Prime-Event, held periodically, is the premier technology/new media event of NY/NJ tri-state area. This forum addresses burning issues related to emerging growth companies, technology trend, startup issues, capital raising, and entreprenural. Each Prime-Event includes a keynote address and/or a panel discussion followed by networking time. Drinks, and refreshment are served.

Who Should Attend: C-level executives, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Entrepreneurs, Service Providers, Technology and media professionals, Financial and Industry analysts, and Press (no free pass available).

You shouldn't be paying a ton of $ to participate in such meetings and get misinformation or listen to sells pitch. Thats why we created SAEC. No sells pitch, No BS. We do the research and find your needs and make sure we provide what you need not what we want. We do it the right way - you get the right information, the right connection, and build your dream venture.

If You Want To Attend One Forum in NYC- This Is It......SAEC

National Finalist 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
Kauffman Supporter Of Entrepreneurship Award

by invitation only
Prime-Event™ III
6 CEO's Who Raised More Than $100M In This Market and Going Ahead Full Steam:
let's hear the scoop

What Will You Learn:
What did They do different ?
How did they survive until getting funded ?
How did they raise so much money ?
What it took to convince the investors ?
How are they growing their business ?
What's unique about their business model ?
What's unique about their product/services offering ?
What's their startegic advantage ?
What is their competitive advantage ?
Are they slowing down because of the market condition ?

They are doing a whole lot of things differently- that's why they are successful and now they are willing to share it with you in this forum

Quick Register

Where: View Map
Morrison & Foerster
1290 Ave of the Americas, 43rd FL
New York, NY-10104
Tel: (212)468-8000
(Bet 51 & 52 St, Near Rockefeller PL)

Tuesday, June 17th, 2003
6:30pm to 9:00pm


Charles Ardai

Founder Juno Online, Managing Director, D. E. Shaw & Co.

Philippe Chambadal

Founder & President, MetaMatrix
Raised $28M

Jack Hembrough

CEO & President,Application Security, Inc
Raised $3M

Donald E. Beeler, Jr.

Chairman, President and CEO, NSI Software
Raised $15M recently

Harris Goldberg

CEO & President, InMat Inc.
Raised $2.4M

Guenter Weinberger

CEO & President, Sandbridge Technologies
Raised $19.5M B round recently on top of $14M A

Ran Poliakine

CEO, magink display technologies, Inc
Raised $10.7M including a $5M in 2nd round recently

Program: 6.30 PM - 9.00PM
6.30 - 7.00
Registration/Badge Pickup
7.00 - 7.10
Set-The-Stage, Dr. Gyan Parida, Founder/President (SAEC)
National Finalist for 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
Kauffman Supporter of Entrepreneurship Award
7.10 - 8.10
Panel Discussion
8.10 - 9.00
Cocktail Reception & Networking

Food & Drinks:
Soft Drinks & Refreshments
Dress: Business (Jacket &Tie required)
Registration: Online Only
No Phone Call or email please

Guest Fees: $33 & up
(Always take advantage of the priority registartion, Get yourself a SAEC ID)

WALK-INS: Will be allowed, only if space is available. Please call before coming.
Check or Cash Only (No Credit Cards at The Door)

***Program Scedules, Location and Speakers are subject to change***





Philippe Chambadal: Founder & President of MetaMatrix

Capital Raised:
$28Million in four rounds. Last round: $11.5 Million in September 02, from KP and Invus.

Philippe Chambadal is the Founder & President of MetaMatrix. He co-founded MetaMatrix after a 15-year career in executive management for high-technology firms. Prior to joining MetaMatrix, Philippe was Vice President, Sales & Marketing of FAME Software, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company until July 1997. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Sales & Marketing and co-founder of Reuters New Media. While at Reuters, he led the Reuters Money Network, an information service targeted at private investors. Philippe was responsible for the launch and success of the Reuter Terminal, the first Windows-based product launched in the financial market. Mr. Chambadal holds a business degree from HEC.

Jack Hembrough: President and CEO of Application Security, Inc

Capital Raised: $3M

Jack Hembrough is the President and CEO of Application Security, Inc. He came to the Company from Authentica, an application encryption software venture. Prior to Authentica, he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for SafeNet, Inc. a publicly traded encryption technology company that provided chips and software to fuel the VPN equipment marketplace.

Mr. Hembrough was the 14th employee of Raptor Systems, one of the first firewall companies. At Raptor, he built the global reseller sales channels. After building out the US channels, he was installed as the Vice President/General Manager European Operations, and created Raptor's European organization headquartered in Amsterdam. He was part of the senior management team that took Raptor public. The company was acquired by Axent in Dec 97. He has held sales management positions with Network Systems and with Motorola / Codex, and has served in the USAF. He earned a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the United States Air Force Academy.

Donald E. Beeler, Jr.: Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, NSI Software

Capital Raised: $14M recently on top of earlier investment

Donald Beeler has served as Chairman, President and CEO of NSI Software since the Company’s inception in December of 1991 and is one of the three original founders.

He has assembled an impressive team, including highly skilled software Engineers and Sales and Marketing professionals in the data protection software industry, which has resulted in NSI Software becoming one of the best data recovery and replication software companies. Don’s primary responsibilities are defining the corporate vision, in addition to the overall planning and implementation of NSI’s strategy. During his 20 years of successful management experiences, Don has held senior positions such as President of Plexar Communications Consultants, Inc., and also Director of Sales and Marketing at Wiltel Data Systems, a leading company in the telecommunications market. Don holds several patents in the storage industry covering more than 24 technologies.

Guenter Weinberger: CEO & President, Sandbridge Technologies

Capital Raised: Raised $19.5M B round recently on top of $14M A

Guenter Weinberger joined Sandbridge from Infineon Technologies. Since 1995 he built the wireless business at Siemens Semiconductor Group and later at Infineon Technologies, where he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager responsible for the entire wireless business from April 1999 through April 2001 generating revenues of more than $1 billion dollars in 2000. During this period he built the system solution business as well as strategic alliances in the wireless industry. Guenter Weinberger started his career in mixed-signal telecom IC design after graduating as Diplom Ingenieur of electrical engineering from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Dr. Harris Goldberg: President &CEO, InMat Inc.

Capital Raised: $2.4 total funding. $300,000 in Angel funding, $150,000 from founders, and $450,000 was raised in state fund loans and grants. Last round is for $1.5 million.

Dr. Harris A. Goldberg is the President & CEO of InMat. Dr. Goldberg received his Ph.D. in condensed matter theory from the University of Massachusetts in 1975. After a postdoc at the University of Toronto, he began an industrial research career at the Celanese Summit New Jersey research center in 1978. Working first for Celanese and later for Hoechst Celanese, he made technical contributions and led business development teams in numerous material science areas including carbon and graphite fibers, intercalated graphite, optical recording, non-linear optics, photorefractive polymers, packaging materials, and dielectric composites. In 1999, he co-founded InMat LLC with his partner, Dr. Carrie Feeney, and with the support of their technical team. InMat has continued to lead the development of nanocomposite barrier coatings, and had its first commercial success when Wilson Sporting Goods introduced their Double Core tennis ball, the official ball of the Davis Cup, in July of 2001. In April of 2003, InMat LLC became InMat Inc. with Pangaea Ventures, NGEN Partners, and DSM Venturing making a significant financial investment.

InMat develops, manufactures, and sells nanocomposite barrier coatings for use in tires, sporting goods, protective equipment, and packaging markets. Its coatings are all water based and contain no hazardous materials. InMat's nanocomposite coating approach provides customer value by not only decreasing the amount of material required but also reducing the permeation rate through rubber and plastic products.

Ran Poliakine: CEO, magink display technologies, Inc.

Capital Raised: $10.7M including a $5M 2nd round recently

Mr. Poliakine brinks to magink extensive experience in international media arena, most specifically within the Israeli media industry. Serving as the director of technology at Matav Cable Systems Media, Ltd., (NSDQ: MATV) Poliakine was directly responsible for raising capital to successfully fund a number of companies supplying cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions to the international media industry. As CEO of magink, Poliakine has spearheaded the drive to perfect digital ink technology, an advancement that has been credited with the potential to overhaul the entire outdoor advertising industry. To date, Poliakine has raised more than $10 million in support of magink. Prior to establishing magink, Poliakine was the founder of several technology companies servicing the print, broadcast, and wireless media industries. Among his earlier ventures were Adreact, SixEye Ltd., SixEye Interactive and StarkeyNET.

Charles Ardai: Managing Director, D. E. Shaw & Co.,

Charles Ardai currently serves as a Managing Director at D. E. Shaw & Co., the New York-based investment and technology development firm Fortune magazine called "the most intriguing and mysterious force on Wall Street." Prior to re-joining D. E. Shaw & Co. in 2001, Mr. Ardai served as
President and CEO of Juno Online Services, a company he founded in 1995. At the time of its strategic merger with NetZero in September 2001, Juno was one of the nation's largest providers of Internet access, serving an audience of more than three million active subscribers, and was one of the few major Internet companies to have achieved firmwide profitability.

Before founding Juno, Mr. Ardai was instrumental in the early development of D. E. Shaw & Co., where he served initially as Director of Strategic Growth and later as a Senior Vice President responsible for new business ventures. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ardai worked at Davis Publications, where he was
responsible for the development and marketing of products derived from the firm's media properties. Since 1983, Mr. Ardai has also maintained a separate career as a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared in dozens of publications and anthologies ranging from magazines such as Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Analog to collections such as The Year's Best Horror Stories and Scribner's Edgar Award-winning Mystery and Suspense Writers. Mr. Ardai graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1991.

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