Speaking of Venture Capital and Innovation …

Venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and others in the Bay Area might find the following event on April 27 worthwhile:

…Reid Dennis and Franklin “Pitch” Johnson review their combined 100 years of venture capital experience and observation, from the major mistakes to the spectacular successes. How does venture capital affect innovation? What have we learned? What is really new? Come learn and be entertained by the very personal stories and views of these two legendary venture capitalists.


Wednesday, April 27, 2004
Member and Invited Guest Reception – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Lecture – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Computer History Museum
Hahn Auditorium
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

Free. Suggested donation of $10.00 at the door from non-members.

For more information on the event, please visit the Museum’s Web site at http://www.computerhistory.org/events or call (650) 810-1005.

In case you’re not up on your venture capitalist history, Reid Dennis and “Pitch” Johnson are legends in the venture business. Reid co-founded IVP, and went on to fund Ampex, Collagen, Excite, Wellfleet and many others. Johnson’s Asset Management Company was involved in Amgen, IDEC, and AMCC, among many others. Both, along with Arthur Rock, are the real legends of the venture industry — not so many of the current crop of bubble boys whose names come so trippingly from the tongue.