Corporate Venturing

Apr 17, 2014

 Please note you don’t have to get up early for this event!

Corporate Venturing is the leading growth segment of the venture capital market.  No longer passive investors, today’s corporate VCs are leading deals, setting terms, and investing at earlier stages than ever before.
Join us for cocktails (really – on us!) and appetizers and then hear some of the leading corporate VCs discuss how they approach deals, work with entrepreneurs and their corporate parents.


Thursday, April 17th, 2014; * evening time** 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Location is Qualcomm  Building N: 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121

5:30 p.m. –  6:30 p.m. Networking over food and cocktails
6:45 p.m. – 7:55 p.m. Panel
8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Networking over coffee and dessert

Event is FREE to SDVG Members; non-members $50.


Our speaker lineup:


Nagraj Kashyap

Nagraj Kashyap, Head of Qualcomm Ventures.  Located in our backyard, Qualcomm is one of the most active corporate VCs in the world.
John Somorjai, Sr. VP of Corporate Development & Strategy of  SFC is quickly becoming a leading investor in the software segment.
Dave Piacquad, SVP of Business Development of Amgen. Fresh off a big win here with Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, Amgen is on the lookout for more.

Bruce Steel

With moderator Bruce Steel, Managing Director of BioMed Ventures and SDVG Board member. Leveraging their nationwide set of contacts, Biomed is an active investor in lifescience companies.
Thank you, sponsors!