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SAEC VC-Meet, held periodically, is the leading capital raising forum for emerging growth companies in NY/NJ tri-state area. These meetings are limited to 50-70 entrepreneurs, investors and service providers. Each VC-Meet begins at 6.30 pm with a networking hour, followed by a headliner speaker program and/or a panel discussion. Drinks, and refreshment are served.

VC-Meet Special Features:
***VC 1-On-1: Pre-selected Entrepreneurs (you have to apply, see below) pitch their plan to investors in private meetings (not public)
***Panel discussion is focussed around issues collected from attendees during registration

***Straight Talk: Hear politically incorrect and truthful information

***You don't have to pay hundreds of $$ for this, thats why we created SAEC
***Our goal is one and only one thing - To help bring about innovation

Who Should Attend: Attendees include Entrepreneurs, VC's, Agels, Corporate Investors, Service Providers, Technology and Media Professionals, Financial and Industry analysts, and Press.

No Selling, No B.S, No Advertisement...
We aren't an event management comapny. We were honored as "2002 National Finalist For Ernst & Young Award (ak.a Oscar of Business) Supporter Of Entrepreneurship and we work to keep that honor.

VC-Meet™ IV

Investment Trends & The New Rules
An Open, and Honest Discussion

apply for a VC 1-On-1 today

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, April 8th, 2003
6:30pm to 9:00pm


  • Meet leading venture capitalists
  • What sector is hot and what is not
  • What are investors looking for in a new venture?
  • What is current trend in venture funding and where are they putting their money?
  • What challenges are faced by entrepreneurs and how to adjust to the new reality?

Program: 6.30 PM - 9.00PM

6.30 - 7.00
Registration/Badge Pickup
6.00 - 7.00
VC 1-On-1
(Pre Selected Comapnies Private Meeting. Read Below To Apply)
7.00 - 7.10
Set-The-Stage, Dr. Gyan Parida, Founder/President (SAEC)
National Finalist for 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
7.10 - 8.10
Panel Discussion & Q/A
8.10 - 9.00
Cocktail Reception & Networking


John Delaney

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Warren Haber, Jr.

Partner, Mellon Ventures

Habib Kairouz

Managing Partner, Rho Venture

Edward G. Sim

Managing Director, Soundview Ventures

Paul Kahn

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

Guest Fees: (Includes Food and Drinks)
For SAEC ID Holders Only
$30 Regular Registration
$40 at the door
(must present SAEC ID)

Don't Have a SAEC ID- Add $7 to the above

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***



Photo ID Required To Enter

VC 1-On-1™
Pitch Your Biz-Plan

(This will cost you more than $1000 anywhere else)

On our January 14th VC-Meet we did six 1-on-1's.

Few pre-selected entrepreneurs will pitch their biz plan to the VC's. There will be a maximum time slot of 15 mins for each entrepreneurs. This will be done in a private room one-on-one with the VC. This is not a public presentation.

Requirement: You must have a SAEC ID and must be regsistered for this event before applying for the VC 1-on-1 program.

How To Apply: If you would like your biz-plan to be evaluated for pitching, then please send a one page executive summary with the last 5 digit number of your SAEC ID to Write "April 8th 1-on-1" in the subject area. You should also mention your preference for the VC's you want to meet.

Procedure: The summary will be first screened by our eval-team. Upon receipt of the summary we'll email you some guidelines. If you are selected, an invoice for $149 (for one meeting) will be sent via Paypal. We should receive the payment via Paypal within 24 hours to reserve the time slot for you. We'll sent you a tip sheet on how to use this meeting to maximize the value you receive. before the meeting Otherwise, it'll be cancelled. NO REFUND, NO CANCELLATION OR NO SUBSTITUTION POLICY.


Habib Kairouz: Habib Kairouz is a Managing Partner at Rho Ventures, a New York-based private equity firm with approximately $2 billion under management. Rho Ventures, a division of RCP, invests in early-stage companies in the Information Technology, Telecommunication and Healthcare sectors. Prior to joining Rho in 1993, Habib had five years of investment banking and leveraged buyout experience in New York with Reich & Co. and Jesup & Lamont. He received an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a BS in engineering from Cornell University. His current and recent board seats include: AnswerSoft, Avolent, Carparts Technologies, Intralinks, iVillage, Lemur Networks, Tripod, and Yantra.

Recent Investments: Ample Communications, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Innerwireless, Lemur Networks, Mahi Networks, Sionex, Vieo

Warren Haber, Jr.: Warren Haber, Jr. is a Partner with Mellon Ventures and heads the New York office. During his more than eight years of venture capital experience, Warren has developed an ability to capitalize on emerging trends and to inspire, mentor and connect with today's entrepreneurs. Warren focuses primarily on Financial Services, Information Services and Technology.

Warren has been involved in over 25 venture capital deals. His investments have included a number of well-known technology companies, several of which have either been acquired or completed successful initial public offerings. Prior to joining Mellon Ventures, Warren was a founding Partner and Managing Director of Grand Central Holdings, an early-stage, east coast focused venture capital firm. At Grand Central Holdings, Warren invested over $ 25 MM in twelve companies and sold three companies. Previously, he was an Assistant Vice President with GE Equity where he was responsible for evaluating early- and later-stage venture capital investments. At GE Equity, he invested $ 35 MM in seven companies, several which have been acquired or gone public. Prior to GE Equity, Warren analyzed and structured leveraged buyouts with a middle market private equity firm. Earlier in his career, Warren distinguished himself in BankBoston's management development program and spent two summers as an Investment Analyst with Allen and Company.

Warren received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and his BA from Brown University.

Recent Investments: AccessLine Holdings, Inc., Harborside Plus, Inc., Nomadix, Inc., Spinnaker Networks, Wave7 Optics, Inc.

Edward G. Sim: Ed Sim is a founding member and Managing Director of SoundView Ventures and the Dawntreader Funds which were established in 1998. The Dawntreader Funds, which total $290mm, primarly invest in early stage information technology companies. Ed's venture capital career began in 1996 with Prospect Street Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm, where he focused on software investments. Prior to joining Prospect Street, Ed worked with J.P. Morgan's Structured Derivatives Group on the development of a real-time trading program for global asset allocation. Previous to that, Ed was with Equitable Real Estate helping manage a $3 billion real estate portfolio. Ed graduated from Harvard College with a degree in economics and holds the CFA designation.

Ed currently serves as a director of netForensics, Moreover Technologies, Metapa, Expertcity, and Atomica. Ed is a former director of LivePerson (LPSN) and Flashbase (acquired by Doubleclick). He was also responsible for the fund's investment in Tilion (merged with Viewlocity-VCLY).

Recent Investments: Covigna, Xora, Intersan, Netforensics, Proactivenet

Paul Kahn: Paul Kahn is a General Partner at Himalaya Capital Ventures. Paul joined Himalaya Capital at the beginning of 2000. Previously, he was acting CFO of Primedia's business-to-business organization, as well as a founding member of one of the organization’s startups. In this capacity, as well as in his prior role as Director of Strategy & Operations, Paul developed his operations skills by turning around one of the company’s divisions, assisting in the integration of mergers and acquisitions, and leveraging the Internet for distribution of Primedia’s content. Prior to Primedia (NYSE: PRM), a Kohlberg Kravis Roberts portfolio company, Paul was a financial and strategic analyst at EMI Music where he was instrumental in restructuring the company's North American operations.

Paul earned a B.S. in accounting from the State University of New York at Binghamton's School of Management in 1991 and his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1996. He is active on the boards of numerous private companies including 7thOnline, Inc. and knovel, amongst others. He is also a founding member of Binghamton’s Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee and its Young Alumni Council.

John Delaney : John F. Delaney is a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster, where he serves as Co-Chair of the office's Technology Transactions Practice Group.

Mr. Delaney has concentrated his practice on intellectual property and high-technology matters. He has advised clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage "Silicon Alley" start-ups on licensing and liability issues. Mr. Delaney has also counseled clients on copyright and other intellectual property issues in connection with corporate finance transactions and mergers and acquisitions. He has negotiated complex IT outsourcing contracts and service level agreements, Joint Ventures, Web site development and hosting relationships, software and content licenses, Internet co-branding and "private label" agreements, and many other types of technology-related contracts. In addition, Mr. Delaney has substantial experience in advising companies on issues such as privacy, contests and sweepstakes, advertising, digital signatures and electronic contracts, auctions, domain names, copyright and trademark registration, unfair competition, and trade secrets. His clients include companies such as A&E Television Networks, The Harry Fox Agency, Hertz, Miramax Films, Multex, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Yahoo! and Zomba Records.

Mr. Delaney has also represented clients in a wide range of intellectual property–related disputes. For example, he worked on the team that represented Fujitsu Ltd. in its landmark software copyright arbitration with IBM. He represented Chips and Technologies, Inc. in a series of widely publicized patent infringement and unfair competition actions and in an International Trade Commission investigation concerning memory controller chips used in personal computers. He served on the trial team that successfully defended Acuson Corporation in a patent infringement suit involving Acuson's sophisticated diagnostic ultrasound technology.

Mr. Delaney is a frequent lecturer and author on technology and intellectual property law developments, and has been quoted in publications such as Newsweek, Advertising Age and The Wall Street Journal on emerging intellectual property law and business issues. He has appeared on the cover of the American Lawyer as one of the "lawyers for the new economy" and on the cover of New York Lawyer as one of "fifteen lawyers 40 and under shaping the law for the 21st Century." Crain's New York Business recently included him in its "Technology 100," a list of individuals "likely to shape the direction and growth of New York's economy for years to come."

Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Mr. Delaney received his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1986, graduating with honors. In 1989, he received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was an Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and the Arts. Mr. Delaney is a member of both the California Bar and the New York Bar.

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