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Salil Deshpande

 Salil  Deshpande Salil Deshpande is General Partner at Bay Partners, where among other things, he invests in Java, enterprise software, open source, middleware, and application frameworks. His recent investments in the space have been around Grails, Groovy, Spring, dynaTrace (continuous performance management) and others, with several more in the works. Bay Partners, a 33-year old early-stage venture firm based in Palo Alto, has created over 200 successful businesses, over 11 funds. Salil joined Bay four years ago, prior to which he co-founded and sold several companies including The Middleware Company, which operated TheServerSide.com network of developer sites. Salil has an MSEE from Stanford University and BSEE from Cornell University.

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.