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Aniruddha Nazre-Entrepreneur & Investor.
Aniruddha Nazre-CSO & EVP Digital Media Services Reliance Industries Ltd.
Aniruddha Nazre is originally from Pune. Aniruddha Nazre Completed his Schooling St. Vincent’s High School. After that Aniruddha Nazre completed his degree in COEP college. He has taken the degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1986, Aniruddha Nazre was the University Gold Medalist. From the Hannover Medical Center in Germany, he completed his doctorate Biomechanics. Few years he has worked as product management, and business development. then he decided to complete the MBA and He completed the MBA from the Harvard Business School.

In 2002, he started SAP Inspire—SAP’s New Venture Unit. He was with SAP for 5 years. At SAP, he worked for Dr.Hasso Plattner, CEO, Chairman and co-founder, SAP. He played a key role in formulating and executing SAP’s internet strategy ( He co-founded SAP Markets, a fully owned company of SAP, focused on Market place applications and technology. As the Managing Director of SAP Markets Americas, Aniruddha Nazre grew the business significantly before it was acquired by SAP.

In 2003 -2012 he was at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Some notable investments Aniruddha Nazre made during his tenure at KPCB include Cleartrip, Naukri, MapMyIndia, InMobi, Virsa, and LuxVue, During his 9 years at KPCB Aniruddha Nazre led 19 investments of which 11 are liquid.  then in 2012, he joined the Reliance.

Career Snapshot

  • Completed Graduation In Mechanical Engineering At CEOP college in 1986
  • In Biomechanics He completed MS at Michigan Technology University.
  • From Hannover Medical Center in Germany, He made doctorate Degree in Biomechanics
  • He worked in Zimmer.Inc as a development engineer from1991 to 1997.
  • From 1998 He worked in SAP
  • In 2002 he became a co-founder and Chairman of SAPmarkets.
  • He also works with Kleiner Perkins Caufield from 2003 to 2011.
  • He also worked as a venture advisor with Wellington Partners.
  • he has been working as EVP and CSO at Reliance Industries Ltd. At Reliance.

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Aniruddha Nazre on Wellington Partners

Aniruddha Nazre
Venture Advisor, US 

About Aniruddha Nazre
Aniruddha Nazre joined Wellington Partners as a venture advisor in 2012. Aniruddha Nazre has been working as EVP and CSO at Reliance Industries Ltd.
At Reliance, 
Aniruddha Nazre has been responsible for launching “Jio”, a Telecom and Digital Media Services venture that can potentially connect 500M Indians to the internet by the end of 2016. Before joining Reliance he was a Senior Partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers (KPCB) from 2003 to 2011.

Aniruddha Nazre focused on investments in enterprise software, new materials, and cleantech. Aniruddha Nazre made 19 investments with 11 exits. He led KPCB’s India investment initiative and also made 4 investments in Europe. Some of his successful exits at KPCB included LuxVue (acquired by Apple), 3DV (acquired by MSFT), Virsa (acquired by SAP), Vertica (acquired by HP) and InfoEdge (IPO in 2006). Prior to KPCB, he worked at SAP from 1998 to 2003.

Aniruddha Nazre joined as a Technical Assistant to Dr. Hasso Plattner, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of SAP. He played a key role in formulating and executing SAP’s initiative. Aniruddha Nazre co-founded SAPMarkets, SAP’s e-commerce software company and as Managing Director at SAPMarkets Americas, Aniruddha Nazre grew the business to $100 million in six quarters. After SAPMarkets was acquired by SAP in 2002, Aniruddha Nazre laid the foundation for SAP Inspire and served as the Senior Vice President. Prior to SAP, he worked for six years in the medical device industry.

From 1991 till 1995, Aniruddha Nazre worked at Zimmer, Inc. as a Development Engineer and oversaw the introduction of three new product lines in two years. At Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland, Aniruddha was a Group Manager for Business Development and Product Management from 1995 to 1997.

Aniruddha Nazre holds seven United States and four European patents and has published and presented over 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Aniruddha Nazre holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune, India.

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Evolvement Of Cleantech As An Investment – Aniruddha Nazre

We really believe that cleantech is the single biggest investment opportunity of the 21st century. As far as market size is concerned, if you add up energy and transport sector, that’s $6 trillion worldwide. That is massive; it dwarfs sectors like IT. But that does not mean you will have hundreds of companies with billion dollar market caps immediately. The risks and hurdles are also big. The biggest hurdle is obviously that you need more capital.

There are several factors why I think cleantech is such an interesting investment opportunity. Firstly, there is a consensus in the world that climate change needs to be addressed. The debate may be around what is causing climate change, but everybody agrees that there will be a change, signs are there. Addressing that is a motivating factor which is driving investments into the sector.

The second is global policy. The tailwinds are very strong towards a carbon pricing system globally. If you look at what happened in Kyoto versus what is likely to happen in Copenhagen, there is far more possibility that something globally is going to get passed that will price carbon. This will be a very positive policy change towards cleantech.

The third is volatile fossil fuel prices. The world had seen oil prices jump to $148-150 per barrel last year, and it was $35 three months ago, and now it has doubled to $70 per barrel. That volatility is something that people have realised we cannot deal with, and we need to have some stability.

There are two factors, which are technology driven, which I think are causing a lot of innovation and investment opportunities in the space. There are advances in material sciences which are enabling innovations of magnitude that would not have been possible 10 years ago, definitely not 20-30 years ago.

The reason I bring this up is because in 1970s too there was a cleantech revolution. Oil prices had peaked at that time, and there was a lot of funding for innovation. But as soon as oil prices came back down, every thing went away. I think that is not the case today, because other factors are there, and innovation capability is far superior.

Simply speaking if you want to have a photovoltaic cell with high efficiency or a better battery, new materials are enabling it. We are not just constrained with a periodic table, we can engineer new materials.

Second, thanks to Moore’s law, the computing capability we have can simulate systems. Giving an example, if you want to build a car or an airplane today, it takes much less time and dollars. You can simulate most of the systems and test them. Earlier you had to build and then test them, which takes a lot more time and money. You can effect changes with much less capital, which also holds true for cleantech innovation.

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Aniruddha Nazre’s Experience

Following are the expertise post’s handled by Aniruddha Nazre.

  • Present: CSO & EVP Digital Media Services, Reliance Industries Ltd., Palo Alto & Mumbai
  • 2003 – 2011 Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB) Menlo Park, CA
  • 2002 – 2003 SAP AG – Senior Vice President
  • 1999 – 2002 SAPMARKETS,Inc -Managing Director,Americas Palo Alto,CA (SAPMarkets,Inc.was the e-Commerce software company and was acquired by SAP AG in 2001)
  • 1998 – 1999 SAP, AG – Technical Assistant to the Cofounder, CEO and Chairman, Hasso Plattner
  • 1995 –1996 SYNTHES, AG (Mathys) Berne, Switzerland, Group Manager, Business Development
  • 1991 – 1995 ZIMMER, Inc. (A BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO.) Warsaw, IN
  • 1994 – 1995 Senior Research Engineer, Advanced Technology
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5 Tech Trends By Aniruddha nazre

Aniruddha Nazre tech trends
Tech Trends

Are these 5 tech trends in programming going to help or hurt the Indian IT Services industry?

  1. Key aspects of software development, e.g. manage, develop, build, test and deploy are undergoing a massive transformation and making development cheaper, faster, and more secure.
    • Cloud-based integrated development environment companies are providing developers with an advantage of writing code in an easier, faster and simpler fashion.
    • The amount of new code written is reduced by more design-driven development, auto code completion, code repositories, code plugins, widgets,  and continuous agile development.
    • Automated test tools and services in the cloud are making it even easier to test code before deployment.
    • Cloud security and identity services have made it easier for enterprise applications to work on public, private or hybrid cloud environments.
  2. A new class of Reactive Applications is becoming more and more prevalent in both Consumer and Enterprise-facing environments. Reactive Applications are distinguished by having one or more of the following defining traits:
    • Resilient: The ability to recover and repair itself automatically in order to provide seamless business continuity.
    • Interactive: Rich, engaging, single-page user interfaces that provide instant feedback based on user interactions and other stimuli.
    • Scalable: Can scale within and across nodes elastically to provide compute power on-demand when it’s needed.
    • Event-Driven: Enables parallel, asynchronous processing of messages or events with ease.
  3. The integration of applications to external data sources and other applications is becoming ever easier because of open APIs.
  4. A rapid increase in mobile development has impacted the prevalent programming languages. The user base of objective C and Python have grown whereas that for Java and C++ has eroded.
  5. Consumerization of programming with services such as IFTT is reducing the need for specialized skill sets. Pre-developed toolkits will enable anyone to be a developer.



Aniruddha Nazre’s Statement on 3DV Systems

3DV Systems statement by aniruddha nazre
3DV Systems

3DV Systems’ breakthrough video imaging technology enables cameras to capture objects in 3D, making virtual reality more real than ever. The company’s innovative man-machine interface enables users to control personal space through intuitive body gestures.

Aniruddha Nazre told, “We are in constant search of visionaries who create disruptive technologies to address large unserved market opportunities. 3DV is such an opportunity that we have been excited to invest in – their breakthrough technology can be applied to a broad range of fields, from human-computer interfaces to security to automobile”.


Suture Anchor – Patent By Aniruddha Nazre

Patent By Aniruddha Nazre


A suture anchor comprises a shaft having a proximal and a distal end. The suture anchor is patented by Aniruddha Nazre. A screw thread extends from the shaft and spirals from the proximal to the distal end. A cross-hole is formed through the shaft and the screw thread near the proximal end. The cross-hole receives a suture which provides a double end of suture to facilitate attachment of soft tissue. In a preferred embodiment, the shaft is tapered from a larger diameter proximally to a smaller diameter distally while the major diameter of the screw thread remains constant over most of its length.

The suture anchor contains a driven portion which preferably contains a groove to conduct the suture from the cross-hole to the free end of the driven portion. A driver for the suture anchor having an engagement portion for engaging the driven portion likewise contains a groove so that when the engagement portion engages the driven portion the two grooves align to form an enclosed passageway for conducting the suture as the suture traverses the driven portion.



Publications Of Aniruddha Nazre

Publications Of Aniruddha Nazre

Aniruddha Nazre publications are as follows –

Clinical and Laboratory Performance of Bone Plates, Issue 1217, Edited by J. Paul Harvey, Robert F. Games

Nazre, A and Lin, S STP1217: Theoretical Strength Comparison of Bioabsorbable (PLLA) Plates and Conventional Stainless Steel and Titanium Plates Used in Internal Fracture Fixation.

Pages: Published: Jan 1994

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A computerized technique for analyzing lateral bending behavior of subjects with the normal and impaired lumbar spine.A pilot study.

Jayaraman G, Nazre, A, McCann V, Redford, JB

Spine (Phila PA 1976), 1994 April 1:19(7), Pages 824-32

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Joint moments in minor limb length discrepancy: a pilot study.

Goel A, Loudon J, Nazare A, Rondinelli R, Hassanein K. American Journal of Orthopedics (Belle Mead NJ), 1997 Dec: 26(12), Pages 852-6

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Thin-film thermoplastic-metal joining process for titanium to poly(etherketoneetherketoneketone)

Karthik Ramani, John Tagle, Aniruddha Nazre, Dale Swarts and Steve Lin Polymer Engineering & Science, Volume 35, Issue 24, pages 1972-78, December 1995

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Aniruddha Nazre Patents

Following are the patents of Aniruddha Nazre –

1. Suture Anchor

United States EP0686373

Issued December1995

2. Bioabsorbable suture anchor: Orthopaedic Implant with bearing surface

United States EP0761242

Issue d August 19, 1996

3. Adjustable connector for external fixation rods

United States US5405347

Issue d April 1995

4.Surgical parallel drill guide

United States D354810

IssuedJanuary 1995

5.Adjustable connector for external fixation

United States EP0611007

Issued August 1994

6.Adjustable connector for external fixation

United States EP0717968

Issued June 1996


Cleantech Biggest Investment Opportunity Of The Century – Aniruddha Nazre

Cleantech Aniruddha nazre

Cleantech is looked at as one of the most attractive investment opportunities across the world with venture capital and private equity investors pouring billions into the sector. Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers or KPCB, one of the most successful venture capital firms in the world, is leading investments into this sector. The blue chip venture capital firm was the largest investor in the sector globally in April-June quarter, with five deals in the space. Silicon Valley-based KPCB has an India portfolio of eight companies, with its first cleantech investment in Kotak Urja, a maker of solar water heaters and solar photovoltaic modules and systems.

Aniruddha Nazre, a partner at KPCB, also leads KPCB’s India investment initiative. He joined KPCB in 2003 from SAP, where he played a key role in formulating and executing the company’s internet strategy, and co-founded and led SAPMarkets. Aniruddha Nazre did his undergraduation in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Poona (COEP), in India, after which he went on to to do an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech, a PhD in Biomechanics from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. VCCircle’s Madhav A Chanchani catches up with Nazre on what makes the cleantech space so hot, the investment prospects, and why India should not miss the opportunity. This is the part one of the two part series interview with Nazre


Aniruddha Nazre’s Profile

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Aniruddha Nazre

Aniruddha nazre joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2003. His areas of investment include enterprise software and services, material science pertinent to energy, environment and life sciences. Before joining KPCB, Aniruddha was with SAP for 5 years. At SAP, he worked for Dr. Hasso Plattner, CEO, Chairman and cofounder, SAP. Aniruddha Nazre played a key role in formulating and executing SAP’s internet strategy ( He co-founded SAPMarkets, a fully owned company of SAP, focused on Marketplace applications and technology.

As the Managing Director of SAPMarkets Americas, Aniruddha Nazre grew the business to $100 million in six quarters. In 2002, he laid the foundation for SAP Inspire—SAP’s New Venture Unit. Prior to SAP, Aniruddha nazre worked for six years in the medical device industry, first at Zimmer, Inc., a division of Bristol Myers and Squibb and then at Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland. During this time he managed the development several new product lines and received 7 U.S. and four European patents. Ajit has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Poona (COEP), India. He holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech, a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School



Trends for Investment- Aniruddha Nazre

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Trends for investment – Aniruddha Nazre


When I’m bearish and I sell a stock, each sale must be at a lower level than the previous sale. When I am buying, the reverse is true. I must buy on a rising scale. I don’t buy long stocks on a scale down, I buy on a scale up.

The price pattern reminds you that every movement of importance is but a repetition of similar price movements, that just as soon as you can familiarize yourself with the actions of the past, you will be able to anticipate and act correctly and profitably upon forthcoming movements.

I never hesitate to tell a man that I am bullish or bearish. But I do not tell people to buy or sell any particular stock. In a bear market all stocks go down and in a bull market they go up. Aniruddha Nazre



Within Greentech, energy efficiency in form of green building materials and smart grid and wastewater management look most attractive.

Mobile internet

We see a number of consumer and business applications for the mobile phone unleashed through the i Phone and other smart phones. We also see the mobile Internet users out number the PC Internet user’s world wide in the next few years. In countries like India, the mobile Internet users may already have crossed PC Internet users. This opens up limitless opportunities for entrepreneurs to create businesses.

Hottest technologies 

Energy storage technology (new battery chemistries, capacitors, and more) is an area that I am following very closely as it can revolutionize the alternative energy space. With the right storage technology, intermittent energy sources such as solar and wind can start competing with incumbent energy sources such as coal and natural gas. 

 Advice to entrepreneurs 

This is as good a time to start a new business as ever. My advice to entrepreneurs would be to find a big technical problem that serves a large market. Gather a team and get going. Silicon Valley is reinventing itself and entrepreneurs are the force behind this change.






Aniruddha Nazre is on Forbes once again !!

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Two Paths Taken In India: Kleiner Quits, Sequoia Charges Ahead


It’s interesting to see two top-tier Sand Hill Road venture capital firms take opposite directions in India as overseas investor interest in the market picks up under new government leadership and expectation of fiscal reforms and economic growth.

India has been a tricky market for venture capital investors. It’s still early. Venture capitalists from the Valley who entered the Indian market about a decade ago have seen few exits either through IPOs or M&A — aside from the trophy success stories like Make MyTrip, which went public in New York in 2010.

Kleiner Perkins’ move to withdraw from the Indian market is seen as a strategic move away from a fund it only indirectly managed with technology insider Ram Shririam with his investing firm Sherpalo Ventures.  Sandeep Murthy, who was running the investments for the co-managed fund in India, now takes over a chunk of the portfolio with his new fund Lightbox. Another factor in the Sand Hill Road investor’s exit is the departure of KP’s Indian dealmaker Aniruddha Nazre from the firm.

But hope has sprung eternal. Many venture capitalists in India such as Ashish Gupta of Helion Venture Partners, Sudhir Sethi of IDG Ventures, Aniruddha Nazre former VC of Kleiner Perkins and Naren Gupta of Nexus Venture Partners remain optimistic that the opportunities for India to create innovative tech companies that can scale globally are huge. Deals like the recent $210 million fund raising for Flipkart and its acquisition of Myntra reinforce that view. See earlier Forbes post, Flipkart and Startup India. Not to be overlooked is Café Coffee Day, a Starbucks SBUX +2.22% of India, which is heading toward an IPO on an overseas exchange.


Meet the BIG VC : Aniruddha Nazre from kleiner perkins



Meet the BIG VC :  aniruddha Nazre from kleiner perkins




Hello Friends,        


I am very excited to invite you to a very rare opportunity to listen

to Dr. Aniruddha Nazre,, Partner at the most respected VC firm in the world:

Kleiner Perkins Caufeld Byers (or KPCB for short).This legendary VC

firm has funded the likes of Google and boast of people such as

General Colin Powell, Vice President Al Gore etc as partners.

Dr. Nazre has happily agreed to devote 2-3 hours of his time on 22nd

December, 2010 between 2-5pm at the NCL Venture Center.  He will

address us during the first hour including QA and then will have time

for about 5-6 meetings with individual entrepreneurs or companies in

Pune.The event is free for everyone but please understand that the

Venture Center hall can seat only 60 people and the accommodation is

strictly on ‘first come, first served’ basis.  No RSVPs accepted.

For those who want to schedule a 1:1 meeting with Dr. Nazre between

3-5pm on that day, please send me a mail with a one-page synopsis of

your company containing what you do,who you are (including other mgmt

team) etc.Simple text is preferred.

Dr. Nazre is KPCB’s partner looking after their India portfolio but he

invests globally.  He’s based in Palo Alto, CA.  Originally from Pune,

Dr. Nazre did his schooling in St. Vincents Highschool and then

graduated with a BE in Mechanical Engineering from COEP in 1986 where

he was the University Gold Medalist. After…….


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Read 6 publications by “Aniruddha Nazre”

 Theoretical Strength Comparison of Bioabsorbable (PLLA) Plates and Conventional Stainless Steel and Titanium Plates Used in Internal Fracture Fixation(Link)

ASTM, STP 1217
January 1994
Clinical and Laboratory Performance of Bone Plates, Issue 1217, Edited by J. Paul Harvey, Robert F. Games
Ajit Nazre, A and Lin, S
STP1217: Theoretical Strength Comparison of Bioabsorbable (PLLA) Plates and Conventional Stainless Steel and Titanium Plates Used in Internal Fracture Fixation. Ajit Nazre and…
Pages: 12 Published: Jan 1994
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kleiner perkins 7 rules for software start-ups-aniruddha nazre

Aniruddha nazre at Kleiner Perkins has 7 rules for software start-ups they consider funding. I was on a “future of software” panel at TiECon East yesterday with Ajit Nazre, partner at Kleiner Perkins.  Several interesting trends emerged from the panel discussion, but the 7 rules synthesized everything for me.


KP’s 7 rules for start-ups

1: Instant Value to customers – solve a problem or create value with the first use

2: Viral adoption – Pull, not push. No direct sales force required

3: Minimum IT footprint, preferably none. Hosted SaaS is best.

4: Simple, intuitive user experience – no training required.

5: Personalized user experience – customizable

6: Easy configuration based on application or usage templates

7: Context aware – adjust to location, groups, preferences, devices, etc.

Most start-ups will not align with all 7 rules. But, if you don’t follow at least 5 of them…rethink your plan and business model.

 UPDATE: Ben Barren has a unique perspective on the 7 rules. Nicolas Toper also has interesting views.

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InMobi gulps Silicon Valley startup Sprout -Aniruddha Nazre

Bangalore: Bangalore-based InMobi, a mobile ad network, acquired the U.S.-based Sprout, a platform provider for creating HTML5 rich media mobile advertising. With this acquisition, InMobi can leverage Sprout’s technology to address the complexity of planning, creating, distributing and measuring of rich media mobile ads for brands and agencies in India and globally. Typically, enterprises spend $10k to $15k, to publish rich media ads on the network. With InMobi bundling up Sprouts services to their portfolio, the company intends to explore next generation rich media ads to their customers spread across 165 countries.

InMobi with its presence in five continents gets more than 36.2 billion ad impressions every month. It provides advertisers, publishers and developers with a uniquely global solution for advertising. Its fast growing network delivers the unprecedented ability to reach 314 million consumers. InMobi was recently included in both the 2011 AlwaysOn Global 250 and the 2011. The company that has raised $16 million till now is backed by investors like Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures. It has offices in San Francisco, London, Bangalore, Tokyo, Nairobi and Singapore.
Aniruddha Nazre Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Buyers said, “The mobile industry is yet to fully capitalize on the engaging advertising experiences now possible through smart devices.” After this acquisition, Sprout will operate as a fully independent company working with the entire mobile advertising industry to solve the HTML5 creation and delivery problem. It will also continue to expand its product in the coming months by adding workflow enhancements, analytics and innovative new ad units.
Carnet Williams, CEO and Co-Founder of Sprout said, “InMobi’s commitment to an open and independent Sprout made them the clear choice for us. We will continue to work with all existing partners, including ad networks, globally.”


IBF: 20th Annual Venture Capital Investing Conference – Aniruddha Nazre

For 20 years, this conference has served as the premier industry gathering for over 400 venture capitalists and limited partners.

Advisory Board Chairman: 

Gary Morgenthaler
General Partner
Morgenthaler Ventures

Founding Advisory Board Members include: Richard Kramlich, Co-Founder & General Partner, New Enterprise Associates; Jim Swartz, General Partner, Accel; Brook Byers, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Irwin Federman, General Partner, U.S. Venture Partners; Paul Denning, Founder & CEO, Denning & Co.; Sandford Robertson, General Partner, Francisco Partners; Alan Patricof, General Partner, Greycroft Partners

Additional Advisory Board Members: ; Lip-Bu Tan, Chairman, Walden International; Todd Chaffee, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners; Aniruddha Nazre, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Bob Grady, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group; Susan Mason, General Partner, Onset Ventures; Paul Denning, Founding Partner, Denning and Company; Mark Heesen, President, NVCA; Richard Hayes, Managing Partner, Oak Hill Investment Management; Craig Dauchy, Partner & Chair, Venture Capital Group, Cooley Godward Kronish; Rob Coneybeer, Managing Director, Shasta Ventures; Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner, Technology Partners; Tracy T. Lefteroff, Global Managing Partner, Private Equity, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Jeff Kuhn, Managing Partner, FLG Partners, LLC Ajit Nazre 

“Congratulations IBF on your 20th Annual VC conference!  NVCA has consistently supported IBF’s venture conferences because IBF understands the venture community: we want thought provoking sessions which are efficiently run and moderated combined with networking opportunities with our peers in a quality location.  Many groups have tried, and none have succeeded, in emulating IBF’s strategy for engaging the venture capital community.  NVCA is happy to have been, and will continue to be, a major supporter of IBF.”  -Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association*NVCA -Aniruddha Nazre

IBF organized the first Venture Capital Investing Conference back in 1989 and it has continued to unite venture capitalists and limited partners each June.  Set in San Francisco, this event is consistently regarded as the most important gathering of its kind, uniting hundreds of venture firms which paved the way for the expanded path of the industry.   IBF is privileged to celebrate the 20th year for the community as a whole, as now more than ever, VC investors and limited partners need to address the changed landscape for investing due to global and economic conditions.  

Audience Profile: Venture capitalists, institutional investors, corporate investors, limited partners, pension funds, endowments and foundations, fund of funds, family offices, investment bankers, and other private equity investors. – Aniruddha Nazre