Venture Startup and Financing SIG: A Night with Javelin Venture Partners – Monday June 18th, 2012
Presentation and Pitch Session: Come listen and pitch to Javelin Venture Partners
Javelin Venture Partners was founded by former entrepreneurs with a first-hand appreciation of what it takes to develop a company from concept to thriving enterprise. We have been in your chair...resource constrained and exhausted, but driving forward with full confidence that your start-up has incredible potential to change the world. They help – providing capital, guidance, access to an expansive network and most importantly, entrepreneurial DNA.
Javelin invests in early-stage tech companies with incredible potential, managed by teams of energetic, trustworthy and capable leaders. Key focus areas include digital/social media, web services/commerce, mobile, cloud and enterprise/healthcare IT. They look for advanced bleeding-edge innovations, where the addressable market size is substantial and strong competitive advantages exist. A typical investment is between $500K to $3 million, with reserves for follow-on investments. They will also consider smaller seed investments for unique companies just getting started. Officesare located in San Francisco, but they will invest throughout the world.
Learn about Javelin Ventures perspective as to what is they are interested in, what they are investing in and how they operate. We will also talk about their approach to working with companies, how they get their members involved and how they are different from other venture capital firms. We will discuss some of the common traits of those companies selected to present to their partnership and those which ultimately were funded.
We will select up to 8 ventures to do 3-minute pitches followed by 3 minutes of feedback.
Note: If you are interested in presenting, please send your executive summary (no more than 2 pages) to Jon Baer, Co-Chair of the Venture Startup and Financing SIG, at
. Deadline for submission is Friday, June15th. COMPANIES THAT WANT TO PRESENT MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE WE REACH OUR LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF ATTENDEES.
Speaker: Noah Doyle, Managing Director
Noah has founded, launched and grown dozens of high technology products and companies in 20 years of entrepreneurship and management of innovation. Noah most recently directed the enterprise product line for Google's geospatial products, Google Earth and Google Maps. Prior to Google, Noah managed the Marketing Strategy and Corporate Development functions at Keyhole, Inc., the venture capital backed company that created the first Web-hosted digital earth model and was acquired by Google in 2004. Prior to Keyhole, Noah helped establish the Internet loyalty rewards marketplace as a co-founder of MyPoints.com, the largest Internet loyalty program with over 6 million active members, where he led product management and business development functions from the company's inception through an initial public offering and subsequent acquisition by United Airlines. Prior to MyPoints, Noah was based in Tokyo where he managed overseas sales and marketing for the OEM channel of Panasonic’s graphics communications equipment subsidiary in Japan. In other roles, he was chairman of the management board of the University of California, Berkeley's campus bookstore, a $17 million retail operation, and also held product management and operations management roles at IBM/Rational (Pure Atria) and Oracle. As an angel investor prior to forming Javelin Venture Partners, Noah has supported over a dozen start-ups including Keyhole (Google), Cantametrix (Gracenote), Amae Software (Verint), Nuvon, Ritter Natural Sciences, Emdigo, Magnacash (Yaga), and i-mint India. Noah holds M.B.A. and B.A. Economics degrees, as well as certificates in Management of Technology and Global Management from University of California – Berkeley and is a recipient of the United States Air Force Fellowship for New Technology in Japan.
Moderator: Jon Baer, Threshold Ventures
Jon is a senior executive who brings a unique perspective to the world of start-ups. In addition to being a venture capitalist, he was the founder and CEO of two venture backed companies, eBoomerang, an enterprise software company which was sold in 2006 and Artificial Muscle, Inc., a spinout from Stanford Research Institute (SRI) which was sold to Bayer AG in 2010.
As a principal and founder of Threshold Ventures, Jon works with companies around the world, serving as an advisor/mentor, working on specific projects. Jon has a BS Engineering and BA Biology from Tufts University and an MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School.