Silicon Valley Talk: Building a Business Network, Heidi Roizen
9th Aug 2012 17:00 - 9th Aug 2012 19:00
- Single Calendar Event
- Heidi Roizen (Venture Partner - Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) )
- Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh
- Jo Young (firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Research Clusters
- Student Attendance Highly Recommended; Entrepreneurship Club
This event will be followed by a wine and networking reception.
Heidi Roizen has achieved success as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, corporate director, venture capitalist and educator. She has held positions of leadership within a number of industry organizations, and is a recognized and popular spokesperson for the technology industry and entrepreneurial community.
Roizen currently serves as a Venture Partner with leading global venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) where she provides strategic advice to the firm's portfolio companies as well as helps to identify new investment opportunities. She is also on the faculty of Stanford University where she teaches the course Spirit of Entrepreneurship in the Stanford Technology Ventures group of the Engineering Department. Roizen is also a member of the board of directors of TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO), TrustedID and Prysm, Inc.
Among her past activities, Roizen was (from 1999 to 2007) a Managing Director of Mobius Venture Capital, a technology venture fund with $2 billion under management. In this capacity, Roizen served on the Boards of Directors of over twenty private and public companies. Roizen was also elected to the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association – the largest venture capital trade association in the world – in which capacity she served from 2003 to 2007.
From 1996 to 1997, as Vice President of World Wide Developer Relations for Apple Computer, Roizen was responsible for building and maintaining relationships between Apple and its developers worldwide. She and her 300-person team served as the primary contact point for major partners such as Microsoft, Lotus and Adobe, as well as 12,000 other firms, emerging and established.
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