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Kevin Efrusy, Accel Partners

 Kevin  Efrusy Kevin Efrusy is General Partner at Accel Partners, where he focuses primarily on two areas for investment: consumer internet services and SaaS/open source software. Within SaaS/open source software, he led investments or serves on the boards of Xensource (acquired by Citrix), Genius, SpringSource, Terracotta, and Aptana. Prior to venture, Kevin started Corio, an ASP/SaaS pioneer which went public on Nasdaq and was acquired by IBM in 2005. Later he served as the first CEO of IronPlanet, an online marketplace for heavy equipment with current annual gross sales over $360M. Kevin has an MSEE, BSEE, and BA in Economics from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Presentation: "Techie VC's Talk about Trends & Opportunities"

Time: Wednesday 09:10 - 10:00

Location: To be announced

Abstract: Salil & Kevin will talk about what opportunities they see in our space, and the types of projects, in their opinion, can make for big businesses. They will discuss why they made or didn't make certain investments, the ones that got away, what they've learned from their careers as entrepreneurs and VCs, and advice for entrepreneurs in the audience.