Meet the BIG VC: Dr. Ajit Nazre from Kleiner Perkins

Hello Friends,

I am very excited to invite you to a very rare opportunity to listen
to Dr. Ajit Nazre, Partner at the most respected VC firm in the world:
Kleiner Perkins Caufeld Byers (or KPCB for short).  This legendary VC
firm has funded the likes of Google and boast of people such as
General Colin Powell, Vice President Al Gore etc as partners.

Dr. Nazre has happily agreed to devote 2-3 hours of his time on 22nd
December, 2010 between 2-5pm at the NCL Venture Center.  He will
address us during the first hour including QA and then will have time
for about 5-6 meetings with individual entrepreneurs or companies in
Pune.  The event is free for everyone but please understand that the
Venture Center hall can seat only 60 people and the accommodation is
strictly on ‘first come, first served’ basis.  No RSVPs accepted.

For those who want to schedule a 1:1 meeting with Dr. Nazre between
3-5pm on that day, please send me a mail with a one-page synopsis of
your company containing what you do, who you are (including other mgmt
team) etc.  Simple text is preferred.

Dr. Nazre is KPCB’s partner looking after their India portfolio but he
invests globally.  He’s based in Palo Alto, CA.  Originally from Pune,
Dr. Nazre did his schooling in St. Vincents Highschool and then
graduated with a BE in Mechanical Engineering from COEP in 1986 where
he was the University Gold Medalist.  After completing his MS degree
in Biomechanics from Michigan Technological University, he completed
his Doctorate in Biomechanics from the Hannover Medical Center in
Germany.  After a few years of working in engineering, product
management and business development first at Zimmer Inc and later at
Synthese, Dr. Nazre completed his MBA from the Harvard Business
School.  From HBS, he joined SAP as the Technical Assistant to Dr.
Hasso Plattner, the CEO of SAP.  At SAP, Dr. Nazre spearheaded SAP’s
internet strategy, spinning off and managing SapMarkets and later
SAP’s business incubator.  The importance of Dr. Nazre’s contributions
to SAP are evident from the fact that he was promoted to Sr. VP
position within 4 years of joining SAP.  In 2002, Dr. Nazre was
invited to join KPCB as a partner, where he continues to work,
focusing on Healthcare, Enterprise Software, and Cleantech sectors.

Dr. Nazre has made all of KPCB’s India investments so far: Cleartrip,
Naukri, Futurbazaar, Paymate, InMobi to name a few.

I have requested Dr. Nazre to talk beyond a typical VC talk.  The
specific topic of his talk will be announced later.

Please understand that I will not be able to field a whole bunch of
questions, requests for meetings etc on his behalf.  I am not a part
of KPCB.  This is the next event in a series of Investor talks that I
have self-volunteered to arrange for Pune entrepreneurs and Dr. Nazre
was happy to accept my request despite this being his vacation.

Anil Paranjape
Director, Fusiontech Ventures

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