TEC Event: Software Defined Networks (SDN) and OpenFlow for Fun and Profit(Dec 13,2012, Palo Alto)

On July 23, 2012, VMware bought Nicira for $1.26B validating this revolution in Networking. The folowing week, Oracle acquired Xsigo. Just recently Cisco acquired vCider. Upstarts claim they will commoditize the expensive networking gear sold by the incumbents, with standards like Software Defined Networking (SDN), and OpenFlow (OF).

Google and Facebook already deploy their own scaled-up network hardware and software instead of proprietary offerings of incumbent networking players. Many entrepreneurs are betting on SDN and OpenFlow to change the face of networking, but will they succeed?

TEC invited top industry experts Matt Palmer and Roy Chua (partners at Wiretap Ventures and co-curators at SDN Central) to discuss SDN technology, business and new opportunity for startups.


  • 6:00-6:30 Registration & Networking
  • 6:30-8:00 Keynote
  • 8:00-8:30 Startup pitches

Startup Pitch:

Please submit your application at http://www.tecglobal.org/PitchingApp 

Confirmed Investors (to be updated ):

  • Anna Dvornikova, TEC Ventures
  • Anis Uzzaman, Fenox Venture Capital
  • Brian Wilcove, Sofinnova Ventures
  • Louis Schreier, Deutsche Telekom
  • Ammar Hanafi , Alloys Ventures
  • Asmeet Sidana, Foundation Capital


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Pitching Startups :

Lyatiss provides software solutions for DevOps professionals that enable Cloud applications to define, control and adapt their networking so that they meet their business goals. Lyatiss' Application-Defined Networking (ADN) products ensure optimization of performance across public and private cloud networks without compromising agility, portability or security. Founded by award winning pioneering experts in Cloud and network virtualization, Lyatiss is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with core R&D in Lyon, France creating the network abstraction and SDN modeling technology that power the Lyatiss CloudWeaver™ solution.

CPlane (LAYERZngn LLC) is rooted in cutting-edge carrier grade automation and provisioning technology developed by a stellar team from Cambridge University, AT&T, Cisco and Juniper. Our leading-edge products are designed to maximize performance, scalability and ease of use in the rapidly converging data center, cloud computing, software-defined networking (SDN) and application marketplace - providing a best of breed productivity platform for developing automation, provisioning and management applications across a variety of industry segments.
Quosap is the construction industry’s collaborative project management and procurement platform that streamlines the buying and selling of goods and services between businesses. Quosap is leveraging cloud technology to simplify the procurement workflow on complex construction projects. With Quosap, professionals can search and connect with multiple businesses for a single service and select based on pricing, supplier review, and much more. Once connected, Quosap provides a variety of collaboration and management tools including cloud file sharing, project tracking, version control, messaging, and real-time updates that streamlines the procurement and planning throughout the construction phases.

What They Say About Us

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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