Wednesday, January 17, 2007

PBT CEO a Panelist at Premier Forecasting Event

New Year, New Challenges
Where will venture investors find success? Will the consumer market actually live up to its potential for VCs? Will the strongest returns in coming years be made in cleantech or Asia? Or do late-stage opportunities - including perhaps even buyouts - have the most promising outlook? And what's an LP to do nowadays: Become more specialized by investing in sector-only funds, or play the generalist game?

These are questions that are increasingly being asked by VCs and their investors as they stuggle with a less-than-stellar exiting environment. To help provide a view of where the venture industry is and where it is headed in 2007, Dow Jones VentureOne has put together an impressive group of speakers, running the gamut from top venture capitalists to CEOs of some of the most promising startups, well-versed industry analysts, major corporate acquirers and knowledgeable limited partners.

Among the panel discussions at this year's Outlook Conference will be a glimpse into hedge funds' latest investment strategy into start-up companies.

Featured in this panel are John Rogers, chairman, CEO and founder of Pay by Touch, Matthew Cowan, managing partner at Bridgescale Partners, Rani Jarkas, managing director and chief investment officer at Global Crown Capital, and David Singer, principal at Maverick Capital.

The event features The Wall Street Journal Technology Roundtable, at which Don Clark, deputy bureau chief for the Journal, Kevin Delaney, staff correspondent and Rob Guth, a reporter, will talk about the key technology trends and areas to watch in the coming year from industry stalwarts like Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Intel.

Leaders of the venture capital industry including Alta Partners Managing Director Daniel Janney, Polaris Venture Partners Managing General Partner Alan G. Spoon, Greylock Partners' David Strohm and Charles River Ventures General Partner William P. Tai will provide a look at the venture capital market of today and whether the old model is broken in the opening panel of the Outlook Conference.

The fee to attend VentureOne Outlook 2007 is $2,295.00. Early registration savings of $200.00 are available for those attendees who register and pay for a ticket by January 26, 2007. This fee entitles you to attend all elements of the conference, enjoy all food and refreshments provided by the organizers during the conference, and includes your attendee materials. It does not include any travel, accommodation or other costs incurred by attendees.
For more information or to register for the VentureOne Outlook, call (866) 291-1800 or go to

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