Mohr Davidow Founding Partner Bill Davidow Featured in the Legends of Silicon Valley Forum

September 6, 2011

MENLO PARK, CA – September 6, 2011 – Mohr Davidow, a leading early stage Silicon Valley venture capital firm, announced today that Founding Partner Bill Davidow will be a panelist on the Legends of Silicon Valley Forum to be held September 11-14 during Frost & Sullivan’s GIL 2011: Silicon Valley event at the Fairmont in San Jose, CA.

The launch of the forum is a part of the Growth, Innovation and Leadership Global Congress, organized by the Frost & Sullivan Institute in cooperation with The Computer History Museum and will bring together visionaries, innovators and leaders for a candid and interactive discussion focused on the future of Silicon Valley. The September 13 panel will be moderated by Mike Malone, ABCNews.com journalist and author. Joining Bill Davidow on the panel will be Federico Faggin, founder at Zilog, Inc., Dick Kramlich, Chairman and co-founder of NEA, and Stratton Sclavos, former Chairman and CEO of Verisign. The panelists have been asked to share key insights and explore best practices in areas ranging from social media to green technologies to cloud computing as well as management issues like innovation and retention of talent.

Bill Davidow, after serving as senior vice president of marketing and sales at Intel, became a venture capitalist involved in building pivotal companies such as FormFactor, MIPS, Power Integrations, Rambus, Vantive and Viant. He continues as an active advisor to Mohr Davidow and is the author of Marketing High Technology and co-author of Total Customer Service and The Virtual Corporation. His latest book, Overconnected, became available earlier this year.

About Overconnected
In Davidow’s newest book, he explains how the miraculous success of the Internet has also engendered a unique set of challenges for government, social institutions, business and economies. In Overconnected, Davidow meticulously -- and counter-intuitively -- anatomizes how overconnectivity can create systems with excessive amounts of positive feedback, making those systems extremely volatile, accident prone and subject to contagion. Through skillful use of history, Davidow puts current events in perspective. Drawing on lessons from the past, he offers a set of practical suggestions that will help to minimize future missteps. For more information, visit http://www.davidow.com/overconnected/.

About Mohr Davidow
For more than 25 years, the Mohr Davidow team has invested in early stage startups and worked closely with exceptional entrepreneurs to create venture returns by developing and bringing to market new, technology-based ideas, products and services. The firm invests in companies that transform industries whether through better infrastructure for our rapidly evolving data-intensive digital world, more efficient power for our planet, or better, more personalized medicine. Category-leading companies funded by Mohr Davidow include: Agile (ORCL); AudienceScience; Brocade (BRDC); Genomatica; Kabbage; Nanosolar; nLight; ONI Systems (CIEN); Rally Software; Recurrent Energy (acquired by Sharp Corporation); Pacific Biosciences (PACB); Panasas; ParAllele (AFFX); ParAccel; Proofpoint; OPXBIO; RainDance Technologies; Rally Software; Rambus (RMBS); Shutterfly (SFLY); Simbol Materials; Ticketfly; Visible Measures; and ZeaChem. The firm has $1.85 billion under management. For more information, visit http://www.mdv.com.

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