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Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in AR/ VR
The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $ 9 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $20 (cash) at the door. A distinguished panel will hold a lively discussion on the latest innovations in AR/VR and funding for AR/VR startups. Please come with questions and comments. If you would like space on a demo table for your AR/VR startup, or if you are a startup service provider and would like a table for the networking portion of the event, send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: T 9/25 AR/VR Tabler Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception, Demo Tables 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Panel Discussion, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking About the Panelists: (More panelists TBA.) Praveen Gupta has an extensive background in corporate business development, strategy, venture capital, general management, and product development. He is currently Vice President of Corporate Investment & Development at HTC. He focuses on virtual/augmented reality, smart phone, and IoT technologies. He held a similar role at SK Telecom with a focus on mobile technologies. Earlier at CDIB Ventures, Praveen was a partner and involved in raising two venture capital funds and several successful investments in enterprise software, infrastructure, and semiconductor companies. He has authored three books related to venture capital. Teppei Tsutsui is the CEO and Managing Director of GFR Fund in San Francisco and has been an active investor for the past decade, During his career, Teppei led several key investments and acquisitions in Tokyo, Japan, including GREE's acquisitions of OpenFeint and Funzio, Prior to working for GREE, Teppei was a key advisor for Morgan Stanley's M&A strategy at Morgan Stanley, focusing on investments in Asia. Tipatat Chennavasin is a general partner of the Venture Reality Fund and invests in early stage AR and VR companies. He has experience creating AR/VR content and became convinced of the power of VR when he accidentally cured himself of his fear of heights while doing development work in VR. He has established himself as an AR/VR industry spokesperson and thought leader, having contributed to many publications and presented at various industry events worldwide. Guillaume Payan is a venture capitalist and the lead investor at Orange Fab in San Francisco where he oversees all activities related to the identification, growth and success of the Orange Fab program in the US. Guillaume is in charge of identifying investment and business opportunities in the media and entertainment spaces, including AR/VR, and manages Orange Silicon Valley’s presence in Los Angeles. About the Moderator: Bill Ahmann is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Palo Alto office. Bill focuses on intellectual property law in the fields of wireless networks, telecommunications, computers, software, semiconductors, electronics, security, business methods, and the Internet.

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