TEC Event: The Future of BitCoin

Dear Friends!

Join us for a Bitcoin Fireside Chat with Bob Dykes, board member of BitFury, previously CFO at VeriFone, Juniper networks, and Flextronics.

BitFury  is the leading bitcoin infrastructure provider and bitcoin transaction processing company that has raised $40M in 2 rounds of funding since 2011. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 20th
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304
TIME: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

REGISTRATION : https://tec20141120.eventbrite.com

Eventbrite - The Future of BitCoin


TEC Event: The Wearable Tech "Nouvelle Vague"

TEC Club together with SiliconFrench & AmBAR invite you to hear from first hand what wearables technologies can and cannot do for you, how does it work and where does it go.

Wearable technologies now extend to your kids, pets and even your health. Numerous companies are committed to supplying tools that will make our lives easier and richer, still we haven't yet seen a game changing tool on the market.

WHEN : Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304 


Eventbrite - The Wearable Tech "Nouvelle Vague"

With interactive demos and a panel of experts providing diverse experience:

  • Eran Frohman: Founder of Connected Goals and initator of the 'Wearable Trek' campaign
  • Elad Ferber: Co-founder and Chief of Technology of Echo Labs
  • Bruce Bateman:  CEO of Bateman Research


  • 6:00PM Registration and Networking with French Style Buffet
  • 7:00PM Demos and Panel Presentation
  • 8:30PM Dessert with Coffee and More Networking


Eran Frohman, San Francisco-based Israeli/American entrepreneur is founder of Connected Goals, with a background in professional cycling, mechanical engineering and Health care IT. Eran recently completed a 15 day 230 mile 'Wearable Trek' campaign along the rugged John Muir Trail to Challenge himself and different wearable technologies, which assisted him through his effort with geolocation, bio tracking and which helped in achieving the goals set. 
Elad Ferber is the co-founder and Chief of Technology of Echo Labs, a startup that builds wearable devices for professional and aspiring athletes. Echo Labs' devices measure blood composition non-invasively and provide information about energy level, hydration, aerobic capacity, rest and recovery. Elad has 9 years of experience in rapid prototyping of innovative hardware and software products, leading engineering teams in various environments. Previously, he spent 2 years as head of engineering at SpaceIL, a non-profit organization that built a moon lander to compete in the Google Lunar X-Prize competition.
- Bruce Bateman is CEO of Bateman Research, a international private technology think tank, focused on future technologies. As an indicidual, Bruce is THE wearable guy, a Quantified Self’er who life a physiscal connected Life.  On any given day he wears 6 to 8 sensors and trackers on his body. As frequent educator and speaker at Wearable and Data Center conferences,  help explain how we will evolve into the Connected Life and what impact on technology will be. 


TEC Startup Pitch (March 27.2014) - early stage companies




Mark your calendars and join us on March  27,2014 (Thursday) in Palo Alto for our famous TEC Pitch! 

The event includes a panel of venture capitalists & angels, 10 min pitches from 5 pre-selected companies and extensive networking.

If you interested to present your startup at future Pitch events, please apply at http://www.tecglobal.org/PitchingApp

WHEN : Thursday, March 27,2014, 6:30-9:00pm
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304 


  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm – Registration and networking with light food and drinks
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Startup presentations
  • 8:30pm – 9:30pm – Networking

Eventbrite - TEC Startup Pitch - early stage companies

Confirmed Investors:

  • Daniil Stolyarov, Almaz Capital
  • Blair Silverberg, DFJ
  • Pavel Korolev, Pulsar Venture
  • Ashmeet Sidana, independent Venture Capitalist
  • Carol Sands, Angel's Forum/ Halo Fund
  • Oded Hermoni, Rhodium
  • Igor Shoifot, TMT Investments
  • Anis Uzzaman, Fenox Venture Capital
  • Mike Loftus, The Angel’s Forum
  • Dave Mosby, Kieretsu Academy
  • Sergei Burkov, Angel
  • Jay Choi, Tekton Ventures
  • Louis Schreier, Deutsche Telekom
  • Jeremy Schneider, Webb Investment Network
  • Vadim Asadov, Angel
  • Brian Mellea, The Angel’s Forum

Presenting Companies:

RoadAR is developing mobile application for drivers. The app recognizes traffic signs on the fly, understands their position and zone of restriction and warns drivers if they missed a sign and are breaking the rules. Soon it will refine users' GPS tracks by analyzing picture from camera to create road maps automatically.
TagMap : See who is around.  Real-time social network based on interests and privacy.

Kindoma is the award-winning creator of mobile videochat services that help families connect when they can’t be together through shared activities such as reading and drawing.  
We bring leading retail store online and boost them with home
delivery. GVMachines is building franchise network to collect and
deliver groceries in busiest cities around the world. Using leading
local chains, we provide our customers with unprecedented choice,
quality service, and the way to free time from grocery routine.
Truvolo is a well-connected car solution that makes driving safer and smarter. Our mobile platform provides smart alerts to track auto and driver performance, giving users visibility into how their loved ones are driving, and insight into how their cars are running. Users receive driving behavior alerts, location based alerts, and information on car performance or any potential problems. Truvolo offers its users peace of mind.
80% of consumers still use e-mail to send pictures to their close friends and family. This is not convenient, not engaging and has a lot of limitations. Minutta is family-friendly photo sharing app, that turns pictures from your phone into personalized heartwarming greetings to send privately. With 30 mln existing users in Russia, we prepare for launch in US to bring some healthy disruption.
Playlist is creating the largest community for sharing music playlists. Recently relaunched to its 60M registered users, Playlist originally grew to 25M registered users faster than Facebook. This phenomenal growth was driven by people creating and sharing their playlists, or music identities, across the web. With enthusiastic support from the record labels, Playlist’s revamped service offers personalized radio and will enable users to Add to, Listen to, and Share music playlists anywhere.
Mozio is ITA Software for local ground transportation, we are building the backbone of taxis, limos, shuttles, scheduled services and public transportation, allowing online travel agencies, events and meetings, corporate travel and airlines to sell ground transportation.


TEC Meeting (Feb 6,2014) - Quixey's Functional Search: The Future of Search

Please join us February 6,2014 in Palo Alto for TEC Club meeting with Liron Shapira, co-founder & CTO of Quixey. Quixey is an innovative search startup recently secured a major ($50m) investment.

In the last decade, websites have evolved from serving static content to running dynamic software. At the same time, users have transitioned from web browsers on desktop computers to native apps on mobile devices. This talk will explain how Quixey's concept of the Functional Web unifies and predicts these trends, and why the future of search is Quixey's Functional Search.


  • Intro about Quixey
  • What does "Search" really mean?
  • Why Mobile Search is broken
  • Introducing the Functional Web: the future of apps and the web
  • Introducing Functional Search
  • Why Web Search is broken
  • Google's transition from Search Engine to Portal
  • The future: Search as a Platform

WHEN : Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6:30-9:00pm
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304
Agenda :

6:30pm – 7:00pm - Registration and networking with light food and drinks
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Presentation and Q&A
8:30pm – 9:30pm – Networking

Eventbrite - TEC Meeting - Quixey's Functional Search: The Future of Search



Start your New Year with TEC Club event and join us on Thursday, January 9th, for a discussion with Carol Sands, Founder and Managing Partner, The Angels’ Forum and The Halo Funds. Carol teaches a course on Angel Investments at Stanford University. Carol kindly agreed to deliver a short overview version of the course at TEC.

Making an investment in an early-stage startup is fun and easy to do, but making a profit from angel investment is not a trivial task. Carol teaches how to increase the probability of success by modifying the initial selection process, productively monitoring the investment’s progress, and monetizing investment at the right point.

Carol Sands started her career working for large companies but switched to owning and running startups in the 1980s. She founded The Angels’ Forum, a group of professional private equity investors, in 1997. The Halo Funds, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund, raised its first fund in 2000 and is currently investing from Halo III. Carol also works with both commercial and nonprofit boards.

Eventbrite - TEC Meeting - Angel Investing for Serious Investors

WHEN : Thursday, January 9, 2014, 6:30-9:00pm
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304
Agenda :
6:30pm – 7:00pm - Registration and networking with light food and drinks
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Presentation and Q&A
8:30pm – 9:30pm – Networking


From Startup To IPO

Join us on November 14th to get the latest insights into the success story of RingCentral and its founder and CEO, Vlad Shmunis.

Vlad went all the way from founding a startup, bringing in on board some of the best venture funds in the Valley (Sequoia & Khosla Ventures), and taking RingCentral to a $100M IPO just last month.

Don't miss this exciting story and an opportunity to learn from the first-hand experience straight from the founder! Learn his business secrets and ask him questions. Hang out and share drinks and snacks with Vlad as well as a group of like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, executives and other professionals - members of AmBAR (www.ambarclub.org) and TEC Club (www.tecglobal.org).

Also, young startups, if you wish to pitch to the audience of angels and VCs, apply now to participate in a short DEMO night. The number of companies is limited! If you interested to present your startup at future Pitch events, please apply at http://www.tecglobal.org/PitchingApp

WHEN : Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:30-9:00pm
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304

Details and registration : http://tec20131411.eventbrite.com/


Partners Event: Videos from SVOD Summer'13


Silicon Valley Open Doors Investment Conference SVOD2013

Spaces for SVOD’13 are filling up quickly! With exceptional roster of speakers, startups and VCs this year’s conference is shaping up to be the main technology and entrepreneurship event of the season. Network in the informal (no jackets or ties) atmosphere and make deals! 

Do not miss the chance to move your business forward, go to www.svod.org/attend and register now! 

Amazing value for startups:

  • Present to major Silicon Valley investors: top angels and Venture funds
  • Present to international VCs and Angel investors from EMEA and APAC
  • Market your business to 600+ industry attendees of the conference 

Unique opportunity for international investors:

  • Gain access to the largest selection of vetted top-notch startups
  • Participate in SVOD Investor Workshop following the main conference
  • Share investment insights with industry peers from Silicon Valley VC funds
  • Get the most out of unlimited business development opportunities

If you wish to present your company at SVOD DEMO to the audience of angels and venture capitalists, please shoot us an email at info@svod.org. Also, if you know some forward-thinking entrepreneurs building the next big company around you, do not hesitate to let us know asap!

SVOD’13 will feature the following amazing speakers, and more to be announced soon: 

Leroy Chiao
Astronaut, scientist and venture capitalist
Phil Libin
CEO of Evernote
Pitch Johnson
Legendary investor - Founder of Silicon Valley
Theresia Gouw
Partner, Accel Partners
Aydin Senkut
Founding Partner, Felicis Ventures
Brian Jacobs
Founding Partner, Emergence Capital
Chris Gerdes
Vehicle dynamics scientist, developer of the self-driving car
Robert Scoble
Famous blogger, technical evangelist, author
Vivek Wadhwa
Investment visionary, advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs



"Myself, Inc." Workshop Series for Entrepreneurs


 Myself, Inc

Offered by TEC, AMBAR and The Shirman Group


Myself, Inc.  

Join us for this series of actionable, interactive, hands-on workshops taught by experts in the field. 

Hone your leadership and management skills and take charge of your career and your company’s success.  Discover how to develop a personal brand, build and leverage relationships on-line and off, and lead your team and company with confidence.    You will leave these hands-on workshops with specific ideas and best practices to put into action immediately. 

Dates and Topics

  • Thursday, April 18 – Build Your Personal Brand
  • Thursday, April 25 – Presentations that Get What You Want From Decision Makers
  • Thursday, May 2 – Effective Negotiation Strategies
  • Thursday, May 9 – Raising Your Game as a Leader

Eventbrite - "Myself, Inc." #4 : Raising Your Game as a Leader


Israeli Startup Demo Day

Join TEC and JHTC celebrating Israel's birthday Silicon Valley style, by checking out a sampling of innovative Israeli startups.

This unique event will bring together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, potential partners and employees for a night of exceptional networking opportunities.

There will be six early stage startup companies present.  They will each give brief pitches and then be available at individual tables for further discussions and demos.

What better way to celebrate the birth of Israel as a nation than to witness the birth of these high tech Israeli companies.

WHEN : Tuesday, April 9, 6:30p.m
WHERE: Fenwick & West, 801 California St., Mountain View, CA (Note a new address!)

Eventbrite - Israeli Startup Demo Day


What They Say About Us

"The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries."

Ron Conway, Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, early stage investor in Google and PayPal

"Networking is very important for start-ups. The challenge for them is often not money: it is mentoring and finding people who can give good advice from experience."

Esther Dyson, Founder, EDventure Holdings

"This conference is clearly a labor of love for a group of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the Eastern European entrepreneurs. From the value-packed educational panels, to the star-studded key note speakers' line up, to an amazing quantity of venture capitalists – this is a not to be missed event for any high tech entrepreneur,"

Richard Guha, President of the Marketing Executives Network and Managing Partner at MaxBrandEquity

"As Stanford MBA students, we were exposed to a lot of VC firms both from the Valley and abroad. It is at Stanford that we met Anna Dvornikova, an absolutely amazing business leader and (by our big luck) our friend, who was the center of the Russian Silicon Valley professional community, and was doing a huge work to connect Russia and the Valley. Anna helped us a lot with kick-starting Wikimart, put us to our first-ever conference, introduced us to most of Russian VCs. And all that happened in a very short time span! It was the beginning of a six-month journey that despite the particularly tough times resulted in an extraordinarily group of investors backing our start-up."

Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart