We cordially invite you to attend two great events being held at Santa Clara University. Both events will address writing a successful and winning executive summary. The speakers are top venture capitalists in two of the most respected firms in the valley. Event 1: -Date: Monday, Jan. 30th -Time: 7 to 8:30pm -Location: Wiegand Room, Arts and Sciences Building, SCU, CA -Speaker: Arati Prabhakar, currently a partner at US Venture Partners. Bio shown below -RSVP at evite page by clicking here Event 2: -Date: Thursday February 2, 2006 -Time: 6 to 7:30pm -Location: Wiegand Room, Arts and Sciences Building, SCU, CA -Speaker: Tom Fountain, currently a principal at Mayfield. Bio shown below -RSVP at evite page by clicking here Drinks and appetizers will be provided at both events. Please mark your calendars and RSVP at the evite pages mentioned above. Best regards, The EBA Team http://eba.scu.edu Biography of Arati Prabhakar: Arati Prabhakar joined U.S. Venture Partners in 2001 and is presently a partner with the firm. USVP is an active early-stage investor in a broad array of IT and healthcare startup companies. Arati's focus is fabless semiconductor and semiconductor manufacturing opportunities. She serves on the boards of Leadis Technology (NASDAQ: LDIS), Kleer, Piviotal Systems, Arradiance, SiBeam, and Kilopass. Arati started her career at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In 1993, President Clinton appointed Arati as the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Arati later worked at Raychem Corporation as senior vice president and chief technology officer, and as vice president and then president of Interval Research Corporation. She received her B.S.E.E. from Texas Tech University. She received an M.S.E.E. and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech. Biography of Tom Fountain: Tom Fountain's focus at Mayfield Fund is infrastructure software, networking, and security. Given this emphasis, Tom co-led Mayfield's investments in Akimbi and Webroot. He also works with portfolio companies including Cemaphore, Determina, Elemental Security, Mendocino, Narus, and Scalix. Prior to joining Mayfield in 2003, Tom was Co-founder and Director of Engineering, Business Development, and Corporate Development at Ingrian, a leading provider of network and database security solutions. Tom joined Ingrian from Stanford University where he served on the faculty of both the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science departments. He authored a required course textbook and taught core graduate and undergraduate courses ranging from programming to systems architecture. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Tom was Founder, President & CEO of a software development and retail sales firm with operations in four states. He is the co-inventor of 10 U.S. and 4 international patent-pending technologies in networking, security, and operating systems. Tom was a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where he earned an MBA with distinction as an Arjay Miller Scholar from the Graduate School of Business, an MS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Computer Science, and a BS in Computer Systems Engineering.