TEC Pitch and Keynote by Charles Giancarlo

Dear Friends,

Mark your calendars and join us on March 15th in Palo Alto for exciting evening featuring 5 startup pitches judged by top local investors, and keynote by Charles Giancarlo – leading PE investor and senior executive/board member of Cisco, Linksys, Avaya, Netflix, Accenture and Skype.

TEC Pitch Judges

  • Charles Giancarlo, General Partner, Silver Lake
  • Jim Connor, Sand Hill Angels
  • Vish Mishra, Clearstone Venture Partners
  • Ankur Jain, Blumberg Capital
  • Serge Plotkin, Opus Capital
  • Anis Uzzaman, Fenox Venture Capital
  • Slava Kritov, Exigen ExpertMarkets
  • Sonja Markova, Keiretsu Forum
  • Joseph Gilby, Keiretsu Forum

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Charles Giancarlo, Managing Director & Head of Value Creation, Silver Lake

Charles Giancarlo joined Silver Lake in 2007 and is a Managing Director and Head of Value Creation. Mr. Giancarlo has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry. A senior executive at Cisco Systems from 1993-2007, Mr. Giancarlo most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Cisco and President of Cisco-Linksys, leading the company’s overall product development and management activities. As Chief Development Officer, Mr. Giancarlo directed the activities of half of Cisco’s employees, and was directly responsible for Cisco’s expansion into a large number of new markets and technologies. His first position at Cisco was Vice President of Business Development, where he developed Cisco’s merger and acquisition strategy and practice. Mr. Giancarlo joined Cisco when the company acquired Kalpana, Inc., the pioneer in Ethernet switching, where he was Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Giancarlo founded four communications equipment companies and successfully sold two of them to larger companies. Mr. Giancarlo was interim CEO of Avaya in 2008 and is currently Chairman of the Board. He was previously on the board of Skype and currently serves on the board of directors of Accenture and Netflix, Inc. Mr. Giancarlo holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.


  • 4:45pm-5:00pm             Registration
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm             TEC Pitch
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm             Registration and Reception
  • 7:00pm-8:15pm             Charles Giancarlo Keynote
  • 8:15pm-9:00pm             Networking


TEC Pitch Companies

Genietrack Corporation is a mobile software company dedicated to providing industry leading solutions to busy parents, allowing them to keep track of their children's whereabouts in a convenient, hassle-free fashion. Genietrack Mobile Locator service affords parents peace of mind when they are away from their children. Parents can monitor current and historical location of their children, receive real-time alerts via email or SMS messages when their children travel outside custom defined geographical areas, travel in a motor vehicle, approach a residence of a known sex offender, or simply when their phone is turned off.

71lbs is a data analytics company, we are 'mint.com and billshrink.com for the $100 billion parcel shipping market'.

UpOut is a company that helps people discover fun events happening right now. We rank events based on social signals and share them with our users via our website and mobile app. With UpOut, users no longer need to plan, they just head out and hop from a gallery opening to a impromptu pillow fight to a dance party.

The print industry is 18X bigger than video games and moving to ecommerce at an accelerating pace. Keen is a comprehensive SaaS ecommerce and CRM for Print Service Providers (PSP). Keen: 1) quickly streamlines PSPs' existing operations to drive profitability, 2) liberates their sales people from account management chores, and 3) expands their capabilities with a network of wholesale partners via seamless plugins.

Nevatech, a Cloud enabler for Enterprises, is an innovative provider of non-intrusive SOA and API Management infrastructure and tools for on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments. Nevatech Sentinet™ services virtualization software platform is a unique product offering in SOA governance and automation space that helps organization to build, secure and manage on-premises and cloud SOA solutions and services. Nevatech Sentinet™ platform is the only SOA management product on the market that is entirely built on top of advanced Microsoft technology stacks and focuses on support, integration and extensibility of the Microsoft cloud and SOA platform.

MoveInsure, has developed an innovative and patent pending online platform that provides high-quality insurance coverage and efficient claims handling for domestic and international household moves, encompassing household goods, personal effects, motor vehicles and watercraft in transit and storage.
Targeted Customers (B2C): relocating individuals as end-users. Affiliate Channels (B2B): insurance agents and brokers, moving companies, real-estate agents and brokers, corporate and government relocation departments, and other third-party websites.

Virool (www.virool.com) developed a proprietary technology to promote videos over 30 sec long across its network of blogs, social games and mobile apps. This technology allows Virool to rank its publishers similar to Google Page Rank and increase engagement of the audience with advertisers’ videos 5x over its competitors. In 6 months on the market, Virool has worked with thousands of clients including: GM, Palmolive, Clorox, Heineken, Qdoba, Snoop Dogg, GAP and others.” 


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