Fireside Chat with George Zachary, General Partner, Charles River Ventures

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Join us for a fireside chat with George Zachary of Charles River Ventures, one of the most prominent and successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.

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6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking, Demo Tables

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking

About George Zachary

George Zachary is a general partner at Charles River Ventures. George led Charles River’s early stage investments in Twitter, Yammer (enterprise social networking)(acquired by MSFT 6/2012 for $1.2B), Millennial Media (mobile advertising)(IPO March 2012; NYSE MM), Geni (social networking based on genealogy)(acquired by MyHeritage Ltd.), Udacity, PillPack, Health IQ, Scribd, & Wonder Workshop. In addition, he led CRV’s investment in Metaplace (acquired by Disney/ Playdom) and in Jambool (acquired by Google) and has sponsored many seed investments through the CRV’s industry leading seed program.

George joined Charles River in 2004, bringing more than 20 years of operating and investing experience in computing and consumer technology. George’s focus is on building consumer internet and infrastructure companies. Previously, he was a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV), and was on the boards of directors of the following companies: Accrue Software (IPO in 1999), Andale (acquired by Vendio), Critical Path (IPO in 1999), Ovation Entertainment, Sandcastle (acquired by Adobe), Securify (acquired by Kroll-O’Gara), Shutterfly (IPO in 2006), Supertracks (acquired by Centerspan) and Telebot (acquired by Z-Tel).

About the Moderator

Jim Brenner is a Silicon Valley native and classic startup lawyer who represents clients with big ideas. He has a particular strength in counseling consumer facing companies, especially those who touch “frontier technology,” including augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), internet of things (IoT) and the shared economy.

Jim works with founders and entrepreneurs through the entire lifecycle of their companies, including formation, fundraising and exit processes. Jim serves as an outside general counsel for several clients and, on occasion, acts as investor counsel in venture capital financings. Active in Perkins Coie’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency group, Jim also advises clients on their initial token sale strategy, with a focus on securities law compliance for pre-functionality token sales.

Knowing that every investment, transaction or partnership begins with the need to build a relationship, Jim takes a relationship-based approach to the practice of law. He works closely with his clients to balance legal risks with business needs that impact immediate decisions, as well as short-term and long-term goals.

Jim also sits on the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Previously, Jim has been a barista at Starbucks, a cast member at Disneyland and a member of the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band.