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My Story – How to achieve success both as an entrepreneur and venture investor

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Many successful entrepreneurs when change career to become a professional venture investor end up facing a number of challenges not only in raising funds but also, in having their prospective limited partners questioning whether they would become a great venture investor. There are a number of successful entrepreneurs turned hugely successful venture investors that we know of but not many are experts in focusing on spotting promising research and pairing it with business-savvy executives and researchers to commercialize it and take it to market.

How do you become successful both as a serial entrepreneur and also a venture investor focusing on these white space companies that can potentially create or disrupt multi-billion markets? Come and hear from our My Story speaker Amit Shah talk of his experience as a successful serial entrepreneur in developing products but also as Founder and Managing Director of Artiman Ventures – an early-stage VC fund with multi-hundred million dollars capital under management. Artiman is an early-stage Silicon Valley-based venture fund that invests in white space opportunities. Artiman has a rich history of working with entrepreneurs for the long term, supplying capital at the concept phase, and helping with all aspects of strategy, market definition and execution. Artiman brings empathy, experience and patience to the table as we partner with our entrepreneurs to build great companies.

Amit’s story will be inspiring not just to entrepreneurs but to many intrapreneurs and executives in large companies. Join us to hear this inspiring talk from an amazingly successful entrepreneur, ask all your questions, learn from his successful experiences and connect with other aspiring entrepreneurs at TiE office on Tuesday August 5, 2014.

About Amit Shah
Amit Shah focuses on early stage investments, creating globally renowned businesses, where technology innovation and markets intersect. He targets large markets across all business sectors including materials related technologies (Adama Materials); construction (Aditazz); dynamic, large-scale analytics (Guavus); and consumer motion processing (NYSE:INVN) amongst others. Prior to founding Artiman Ventures, Amit was a successful repeat entrepreneur. Both companies he founded were acquired: Zeitnet (acq. Cabletron) and PipeLinks (acq. Cisco). He was also General Partner of Anthelion Capital, a seed stage venture firm based in Menlo Park, CA. Amit holds a B.S.EE from M.S. University Baroda and did graduate work at UC Irvine. Over his career he has led investments in many companies such as Everest Design Automation (acq. Synopsys), IKANOS (Nasdaq: IKAN), iManage (Nasdaq: IMAN), Lightwire (acq. Cisco Systems), Netscaler (acq. Citrix), Sierra Design Automation (acq. Mentor Graphics), Tavant (acq. Ameriquest). He is currently on the boards of Adama Materials, Aditazz, Auryn, CellMax Life, Guavus and InvenSense.

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So you want to know how he did it. What are his secrets and learning that you can apply in your business? Then come and join us for this inspiring talk on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the TiE office.

TiE Host
Naveen Bisht, Chair, My Story and Chair, Programs/Board Member, TiE Silicon Valley

6:00 PM - Registration, Dinner & Networking
7:00 PM - Program
8:15 PM - Q & A
9:00 PM- Adjourn

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Introducing My Story – A TiE SV Original Program
This talk is part of TiE SV’s monthly program “My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur.” My Story celebrates entrepreneurship and bring stories from successful entrepreneurs in their own words. The invited speaker(s) share their entrepreneurial journey and talk about lessons learnt, mistakes they wish they avoided, and key decisions that helped make their venture successful.