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Silicon Valley Teahouse Message Board › Startup Tea Talk Presents: Paul Foundation Capital, Tony Alchemist/AlwayOn,L

Startup Tea Talk Presents: Paul Foundation Capital, Tony Alchemist/AlwayOn,Lyon Spectrum28 @ May 16

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Dear members,

We are excited to announce the three speakers for our May 16 Startup Tea Talk

Paul Holland, Partner,  Foundation Capital ($3B)

Tony Perkins, Founder, Alchemist, Always On, Red Herring

Lyon Wong, Cofounder and Partner, Spectrum 28 ($147M new fund)


Nominated an amazing founder:­


Fireside Chat, Paul Holland, Partner,  Foundation Capital

Paul helps take start-up companies from zero to $100M quickly. Professionally, Paul’s favorite place to be is “inside the tornado” of a fast growing, dynamic start-up. He has helped to generate over $13B in market capitalization in his operating career.

He invests in the IT, consumer, and digital energy sectors; and is on the boards of Homesuite, Peerspace, SkyCure, Dreambox Learning, Kik and InsideView.  Past investments include Chegg (CHGG), MobileIron (MOBL), Coverity (acquired by Synopsys), Averail (acquired by MobileIron), Conformia (acquired by Oracle), Ketera (acquired by Rearden Commerce), RouteScience (acquired by Avaya), Talking Blocks (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), and TuVox (acquired by West).

Paul began his career at SRI International, where–as he likes to tell his kids–he was like a “human Google,” conducting inquiries on a broad variety of topics for Global 2000 companies. He received his MBA from UC Berkeley, MA from University of Virginia, and BS from James Madison University.

Paul, his wife Linda, and their three teenage daughters live in tah.mah.lah­, their aggressively “green” house in Portola Valley. Paul is a former president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists; and is the producer of Something Ventured, a critically acclaimed documentary about the early days of the Silicon Valley. He has guest lectured on entrepreneurship at Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, MIT, and James Madison University.

Tony Perkins, Founder, Alchemist, Always On, Redherring

Alchemist founder and editor, Tony Perkins, is a pioneering technology business media entrepreneur, opinion leader and community builder from Silicon Valley. As founding CEO and editor, Tony grew Red Herring Magazines’ revenues to over $100 million, with 600,000 subscribers, hundreds of world-class advertisers, and 300 employees. He was also co-founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Technology Group and the 10,000-member Churchill Club. In addition Tony co-authored “The Internet Bubble: Inside the Overvalued World of High-Tech Stocks” (HarperBusiness, 1999), a book that foretold the dotcom bust. During the 2000s, Tony operated the global events and blog brand, AlwaysOn, that produced major summits in Silicon Valley, New York and Southern California. AlwaysOn’s focus was to connect entrepreneurs in the media, entertainment, cloud and greentech industries with venture investors and major corporate partners.

Lyon Wong, Cofounder and Partner, Spectrum 28

Mr. Lyon Wong is Co-Founder, Founding General Partner, and Partner at Spectrum 28 Capital LLC. He has been at the firm August 2015. He is the Founder of three companies, ranging from SMB to Health-tech. He was Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder at Health Global Connect from 2009 till 2011. He has led several of the most critical areas of Microsoft Windows (Search and Storage) and was PM for Windows Vista and Windows 7 at Microsoft Corporation from 2004 to 2010. He was a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. His experience combines investing and entrepreneurship. He has venture capital experience across the spectrum, from angel investment team SV Angel, where he was an Investment Intern form January 2012 till June 2013, to late-stage investment team Meritech Capital Partners. Mr. Wong has mentored teams from Stanford, Waterloo, Berkeley, Google, Microsoft, and Palantir. He has over 30 product, design and algorithm patents in Data Search, Storage, Visualization, Transfer and Analytics. He knows English and Cantonese. Mr. Wong holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was Co-president of Venture Capital Club and Chief Operating Officer of Greater China Business Club. He also holds a Systems Design Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo, with distinction; where he researched on autonomous robotics, machine learning and NLP.

For more details, see the full listing:­

When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:30 PM

Where: Palo Alto Private Place

Page Mill

Palo Alto, CA

This Meetup repeats on the 2nd Tuesday of every month until August 31, 2017.

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