CoolTech Club with Tim Wilson: Where did all that money go?

WHEN

May 22,2008

WHAT

Tim Wilson, a General Partner at Partech International, will cover

  • what sectors and geographies are attracting venture money?
  • What are some of the underlying assumptions/trends behind the numbers?
  • Looking forward, can we predict/forecast changes that would lead to new sectors becoming “hot” or “not?”

WHO

Tim Wilson joined Partech International in 2001 and focuses on communications and components investments.

Between 1997 and 2001, Tim was the Chief Marketing Officer for Digital Island, a Partech portfolio company. The company was acquired by Cable & Wireless in 2001 for $350M. Prior to Digital Island, Tim was a General Manager at Lucent Technology where he led the international voice communications product management team (now Avaya) with P&L for product lines generating over $2B in annual sales and coauthored a VOIP related patent. Before Lucent, Tim held a variety of senior management positions within AT&T (North America and Australia) and AT&T Bell Labs from 1983-1995.

Tim's current portfolio companies include Discera, Five9, Invensense, LedEngin, Spudnik and Teknovus where he holds a board seat with each company.

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