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Evergreen Venture Capital Association Website Edits July, 2003 1. Home Change label to Evergreen Venture Capital Association ( vs. Evergreen Venture Associates) 2. About Us a. Mission: Correct spelling to “entrepreneurs” in line 5. b. Officers CHANGE ORDER AND TITLES, ETC. Note some of the text has changed also. Officers Bill Tenneson Digital Partners President Bill Tenneson is a Managing Director of Digital Partners. He was previously a Managing Director of Kirlan Venture Capital. Prior to joining Kirlan in June 1999, Bill was Managing Director at FirstCorp Ventures, a venture capital debt and venture leasing firm. During his three-year period at FirstCorp he invested in 35 Pacific Northwest companies including InterNAP Network Services, HomeGrocer.com, TeraBeam Networks, Captura Software, DiscoverMusic.com, Point.com, AdRelevance, and Reflex Communications. Prior to FirstCorp Ventures, Bill was Senior Vice President at the Paul Allen Group, a sister company of Vulcan Ventures. He was also a consultant to The Walter Group, a wireless telecommunications consulting company. In 1986, he founded the West Coast office of Comdisco Ventures. While at Comdisco, he financed over 60 venture-backed companies. Bill currently sits on the Board of Directors of Ontain Corporation Tom Simpson Northwest Venture Associates Past President Northwest Venture Associates Managing Partner Tom Simpson has 15 years of experience as a venture capitalist and investment banker building and serving successful Northwest businesses in several markets. Prior to forming Northwest Venture Associates, he was a managing director in Dain Rauscher Wessels' Seattle-based investment banking group, where he spearheaded the fund raising of more than $350 million for several of the region's most successful emerging companies. Tom is a director of Confirma, Pacific Edge Software, Pet’s Choice, Sightward, Sur La Table, Telect, TeleSym and VoteHere and a former director of AdRelevance (now NetRatings), Netpodium (now Akamai) and Packet Engines (now Alcatel). He is a board member and past president of the Evergreen Venture Capital Association, which oversees the 40 plus venture capital firms in Washington State. Tom serves on the boards of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies and the Technology Alliance of Washington. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Washington and a master's degree in business administration from The Wharton School. Dennis P. Weston Fluke Venture Partners Treasurer and Membership Chair Denny joined Fluke Venture Partners at its inception in 1982 with expertise in the areas of finance, operations management and retail merchandising. He was solely responsible for FVP’s venture capital activities from 1982 until 1997, when the increase in capital under management and the expansion in the scope of investment activity resulted in the addition of Kevin Gabelein to the firm. During his tenure at FVP, Denny has invested in over 50 early stage companies. Denny currently serves on the boards of Integrex, Sightward and Sur La Table. He founded the Washington Venture Capital Association, now known as the Evergreen Venture Capital Association. Denny is a member of the Board of Advisors for the School of Business and Economics and a member of the Foundation Board, both at Central Washington University and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center for Technology Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington School of Business and Chairman of the Central Washington University Foundation Board. In addition, Denny serves of the boards of the Evergreen Venture Capital Association and the Humane Society of Seattle/King County. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. Denny received his B.A. in business administration from Central Washington University and his M.B.A., with honors, from the University of Washington. Susan Sigl SeaPoint Ventures Events Coordinator and Education Chair Susan co-founded SeaPoint Ventures in 1997. She is involved in all aspects of the firm's venture capital activities including deal-flow generation, review of proposals, due diligence, deal structuring and portfolio management. Susan is also actively involved in public relations, investor relations and the management of the firm's financial and administrative functions. Susan began her career at Price Waterhouse in Houston, Texas. She subsequently held financial executive positions in several privately held, entrepreneurial companies in both Houston and Seattle. Susan is a Certified Public Accountant. She received a BA in English and an MBA from the University of Washington. She is actively involved in Northwest organizations, holding a board position on the Evergreen Venture Capital Association. She was an originating Board member fro the Northwest Chapter of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. In addition, Susan has been a mentor in the University of Washington's MBA Mentor Program since 2000 and was previously an Advisory Board member of Seattle University's Entrepreneurship Center. Susan has served on the WSA’s (formerly the Washington Software Alliance) Investment Forum committee in 2002 and 2003. c. Events Delete existing content and use the information immediately below. Evergreen Venture Capital Association Luncheon > The Evergreen Venture Capital Association and Silicon Valley Bank > invite you to join them for a luncheon featuring Mark Lowenstein, > managing director of Mobile Ecosystem (www.m-ecosystem.com), who will > discuss the current wireless communications landscape. We encourage > you to RSVP as soon as possible, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. > Attached, please find the full invitation with details of the event. > > At a glance: > > Who: Mark Lowenstein > What: Exploring the Wireless Landscape > When: May 15, 2003 - 11:30am-1:30pm > Where: Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Ave., 76th floor, Seattle, WA > RSVP: mailto:email@example.com or call directly: > 425-637-5616 3. Member Firms There are adds and deletions: About Us | Member Firms | Regional Funding Levels | VC Backed Companies Raising Venture Capital | Press Releases & Links | VC Resources | Home Member Firms Alexander Hutton Alexander Hutton is the most established middle-market investment banking and venture capital firm in the Pacific Northwest, with locations in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. Our skilled professionals have a combined total of over 200 years of operational and transaction experience. They focus on companies in a variety of fields of commerce that reflect the Northwest's worldwide expertise in technology, manufacturing, service, retail and distribution. Arch Venture Partners Arch Venture Partners invests in the development of seed and early stage technology companies that focus on innovations in information technology, life sciences, and physical sciences. Atlas Atlas Venture is the leading international, early-stage venture capital firm investing OMIT ATLAS in IT, communications, and life sciences companies. Our offices are strategically placed to support our portfolio companies and are split evenly between the United States and Europe: Amsterdam, Boston, London, Menlo Park, Munich, Paris and Seattle. Benaroya Capital Benaroya Capital has been investing in early stage Northwest companies since the mid '80s. We specialize in equity and equity-bridge financings in post seed-stage growth companies in a wide range of industries. Our investments have been from the fields of Internet (b2b and b2c), telecommunications (chips, equipment, and software), manufacturing, and consumer. Representative investments are: Briazz, Capital Stream, Coinstar, ELF Technologies, Etera, Integrex, Multiple Zones International, Pet's Choice, Silicon Wave, Stellar One, Tegic Communications, Xypoint, and Zydeco.com. Our initial investment size typically ranges from $500,000 to $4,000,000. Cascadia Capital Cascadia Capital builds bridges between early stage technology firms and financial OMIT CASCADIA partners who can help them succeed. Cascadia Capital focuses on the industries that continue to change the world: information technology, the Internet, telecommunications, and software related health care. We work with technology companies that possess strong management, strong technology foundation, large and defensible niches, and excellent market timing. Digital Partners Digital Partners is a venture capital firm whose mission is to help talented entrepreneurs build great technology companies. Our managing directors work together as a team to help our entrepreneurs succeed. Each portfolio company has access to the combined resources of our entire firm. Eagle Creek Capital, LLC Eagle Creek Capital, LLC OMIT EAGLE CREEK eFund eFund is an investment partnership focused on early-stage investments in communications and Internet companies. We are experienced company founders and builders who have been actively involved in starting, growing, managing, financing and supporting high-growth technology companies. We have been engaged both in senior management positions, as advisors and investors. As investors, we have invested in over 60 high-tech investments in the past few years which have a combined equity today of over $20 billion. Encompass Ventures With $62 million under management, Encompass Ventures specializes in providing technology companies with a bridge to Asia and Europe, the two largest and fastest growing technology markets in the world. We build this bridge by providing the four essential elements for success in this marketplace: capital, product localization, market knowledge and product distribution. We have the unique capability to provide companies with a turnkey solution for entering the huge Asian and European markets. It is this vision that differentiates Encompass Ventures from all other venture firms; it may also make the difference in your success. Fluke Venture Partners Fluke Venture Partners is the most experienced active venture fund in the Northwest. Fluke Venture Partners has a tradition of assisting entrepreneurs in building successful and enduring companies. We view our relationship with each management team as a long-term partnership that extends from the venture’s formative stages all the way to industry leadership and beyond. We work closely with management to shape strategy, enhance the team and develop critical strategic and financial relationships. Frazier & Co. - Healthcare Frazier & Co. - Healthcare provides capital to emerging growth companies across the entire spectrum of the healthcare industry, at all stages of development, from incubation to late stage. Frazier & Co. - Technology Frazier & Co. - Technology identifies emerging technology and business trends that will shape the future and works with entrepreneurs in creating enduring businesses. Ignition Ignition is a premier venture capital firm whose partners all have operational leadership experience in the software, internet, communications and wireless industries. Jaguar Ventures Jaguar Ventures advises the Metropolitan Financial Group of Companies and is a Northwest regionally focused venture capital company. Our investment opportunities are not limited to any industry or sector. Our investment approach is flexible and allows us to take an active lead or co-investor role in exceptional early-stage companies with potential to become market leaders. We at Jaguar Ventures see relationships as being the key to success. It should be reflected in every aspect and every level of the company from manager and employee, to investors and ultimately the customers. Companies that have the vision and desire to build solid long-lasting relationships create a strong sense of community and a global brand built on trust. A relationship is an emotional bond that brings all facets of the company together, hence the stronger the relationship, the stronger the company. Madrona Venture Group Madrona Venture Group is the leading venture capital investor focused on the Internet economy in the Pacific Northwest, one of the world's most dynamic regions for producing early-stage, technology- based ventures. Madrona is focused on technology and software opportunities that leverage the driving forces of the New Economy: Internet, Broadband, Semiconductor and Wireless technologies. Headquartered in Seattle and Portland, Madrona manages a $250 million fund that includes early-stage investments such as WildTangent, Nimble Technology and Terabeam. Maveron Maveron sees branding as something which is reflected in every element, every level of a company. It's the ability to make specific promises and deliver on them; it's the desire to exceed expectations. Strong brands forge long-term relationships based on trust, both inside and outside a company. They build a sense of community. They are always relevant: they succeed because people need and want what they have to offer. A great brand has the power to make our lives bigger, livelier, more comforting, more fun. Mohr, Davidow Mohr, Davidow Ventures (MDV) is a venture partnership with a single purpose - OMIT MOHR DAVIDOW to help talented entrepreneurs build great companies. We specialize in making early stage investments in companies with a strong information technology component. As you explore further, you'll find that our firm's philosophy is distinctive, and the role we play is quite unique. We invite you to learn about MDV and how we can help you grow a successful company. Northwest Venture Associates Northwest Venture Associates has $190 million under management and is the largest venture capital fund manager focused exclusively on companies headquartered in the Pacific Northwest. The funds were established to provide equity capital and financial guidance to successful, rapidly growing Northwest businesses managed by entrepreneurial, creative and ethical individuals. OVP Venture Partners OVP Venture Partners does what a lot of other VC firms do. We invest capital in new companies in growing markets—software, communications, Internet, and biotechnology. Our initial investment is typically about $1-5 million, and we usually partner with other venture capital firms. Perennial Ventures Phoenix Partners Phoenix Partners seeks to invest in early and mid-stage companies that have developed a long term viable business OMIT PHOENIX model, have an experienced management team and possess a major market opportunity. We invest in emerging technology companies with talented and visionary management teams in rapidly growing markets. Our group works closely with management to provide capital, expertise, resources and strategic thinking to build industry leading companies. Our investment philosophy stresses patience, understanding and integrity in order to create world-class organizations. Polaris Ventures We believe that venture investing should be a partnership between investors and entrepreneurs. We seek entrepreneurs who share our values, and we are extremely selective: we typically review more than 100 potential investments for every company added to our portfolio. Prism Capital Prism Capital is a venture capital fund headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Prism makes direct equity investments in emerging, privately-held companies with driven, entrepreneurial management teams and market validated products, services, or technologies. A combination of private investment and SBA (Small Business Administration) leverage provides us with $50 million under management. As an SBIC (Small Business Investment Company), our lower cost of funds affords us the flexibility to structure more attractive terms for our investment partners. SeaPoint Ventures SeaPoint Ventures began as a Pacific Northwest "point fund" associated with three preeminent venture capital firms: Oak Investment Partners, Sevin Rosen Funds, and Venrock Associates. SeaPoint has since evolved into a "stand alone" venture capital firm that maintains strong strategic ties to these larger funds. Staenburg Private Capital Staenburg Private Capital was formed in 1998 to focus on private equity investments in Internet, software, and telecommunications companies in the Pacific Northwest and Silicon Valley. Voyager Capital Voyager Capital is Seattle's leading ebusiness venture capital firm and provides entrepreneurs with the resources, experience, and connections to build successful companies. Voyager invests in early stage e-business software and services, Internet infrastructure, and wireless companies. Voyager's managing directors bring experience from a variety of senior management, business development, and venture capital roles. Voyager's advisory board members and investors provide important contacts for e- business startups, and are among the most successful information technology executives and investors in Seattle and Silicon Valley. Vulcan Northwest Vulcan Northwest About Us | Member Firms | Regional Funding Levels | VC Backed Companies Raising Venture Capital | Press Releases & Links | VC Resources | Home ADD these firms in alpha order, with links to each of their websites: Buerk Craig Victor bcvllc.com IDG Ventures idgventures.com Intel Capital intel.com UV Partners uven.com Velocity Capital velocitycap.com Washington Mutual wamu.net WRF Capital wrfcapital.com I will ask each of these firms to indicate what text they would like in their one paragraph summary as well, and forward those to you also. 4. Regional Funding Levels See separate email with Powerpoint presentation. See fax for order to put slides in. 5. VC backed companies Omit the following: a. Atlas b. Beyond c. Greenstone d. IStart e. Phoenix f. 6. VC Resources Legal, Accounting & Banking Resources Law Firms Cooley Godward is a recognized leader in representing emerging and established information technology and life sciences companies. Our clients include leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, financial service organizations, noted research institutions and private and public companies in all major technology fields. Davis Wright Tremaine practice is as diverse as it is sophisticated, offering a range and scope of experience few other law firms can match. With more than 350 attorneys involved in virtually every specialty area of the law, we represent a single, powerful industry- focused resource for dealing with the host of interrelated legal issues businesses face today. Dorsey Whitney is an international law firm dedicated to helping your business succeed in today's competitive marketplace, with a wide range of business groups, and trial, regulatory and technology groups. Foster Pepper & Shefelman PLLC is one of the largest, full-service law firms in the Pacific Northwest, maintaining a strong presence in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich Perkins Coie is committed to providing high-quality legal services in a cost-effective manner. Preston Gates & Ellis Preston Gates & Ellis LLP was founded in 1883 when Seattle was just a small town on the edge of the Northwest frontier. With the addition of other offices along the West Coast, in Washington, D.C. and Hong Kong, what began as the solo practice of a 25-year-old attorney has grown into a firm with an international presence. Firm founders have included multiple Rhodes scholars, civic activists, a Yukon gold miner, fathers and sons, former and future politicians, and the first female president of the Seattle King County Bar Association. Many attorneys who worked at the firm have gone on to prestigious positions in other areas. Firm alumni include the fourth governor of Washington state, a Washington State Supreme Court justice and a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge. Summit Law Group is a full-service law firm founded by a group of attorneys from large Seattle law firms who wanted to re-think, re- structure and re-engineer the way law is practiced. Stoel Rives is more than the sum of its 330 attorneys and 400-plus support professionals. We are a leading Northwest business-to- business law firm with both the technical expertise and know-how to provide creative solutions to help your company succeed. OMIT VAN VALKENBURG Venture Law Group is a 110 lawyer law firm which specializes in representing deal-intensive technology companies, both public and private, and the venture capital funds and investment banking firms that finance them. Wilson Sonsini is the leading law firm representing technology companies at all stages of their growth, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Accounting Firms OMIT ARTHUR ANDERSON Deloitte & Touche , one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, provides assurance and advisory, tax, and management consulting services through 30,000 people in more than 100 U.S. cities. Ernst & Young is the professional services firm that contributes most to the success of its people and its clients by creating value and confidence. KPMG helps clients successfully respond to changing opportunities by providing professional services, wherever and whenever they're needed. Moss Adams , founded in 1913, is the 13th largest accounting and consulting firm in the nation with offices in Washington, Oregon, California, and a reach extending far beyond the West Coast. We serve clients with regional and national needs, and have an international practice enabling clients to develop and build business on a global scale. Price Waterhouse Coopers is organized to deliver our industry expertise to some 24 market sectors and have grouped these market sectors into four clusters consistent with effective delivery to the marketplace: Consumer and Industrial Products, Financial Services, Services Industry, and Technology Info-Com and Entertainment. We have developed multi-disciplined teams to work with clients in these sectors-teams with extensive industry knowledge and experience. Banks Comerica knows how to make things happen, particularly for our customers. Which is why responsive service, innovative ideas, and flexibility all come with the territory at Imperial. This "can-do" approach is part of Imperial's entrepreneurial spirit. So we understand that businesses can't grow with rigid thinking or inflexible, formula-based banking programs. That means we look beyond the paperwork. And it definitely means looking at your business through your eyes. Silicon Valley Bank has concentrated expertise in niche industries that strengthens our understanding of our target markets and enables us to better serve our clients in each industry segment. This focus helps us better appreciate the market dynamics our clients face, and enhances our understanding of the unique financial characteristics of our client companies. A comprehensive knowledge of our markets, a national presence, and dedicated teams of experienced professionals are a hallmark of our long- term commitment to serve our clients throughout their business and industry life cycles.
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