Exit Strategies That Get Investor Attention
Our panel will discuss strategies to help you plan for the best outcome.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, specializing in accounting, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in management, both from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. He teaches part-time at Rhode Island College.
Andrew Paradise is currently a Director of Payment Solutions at Intuit. He is currently on the advisory board for the Inventis Group, a technology transfer initiative for the US Air Force.
He was the Founder and CEO of AisleBuyer LLC, a mobile technology company until it was acquired by Intuit recently in April 2012.
Prior to AisleBuyer, Andrew was CEO of Photrade, a web 2.0 digital media and advertising company. Before starting his own ventures, Andrew worked in venture capital investing for Fort Washington Capital Partners and private equity investing for the Watermill Group.
Andrew is a member of Boston-ENET and is a past member of its board.
Prior to joining Castile, Mr. Stjernfeldt was a partner at Battery Ventures. During his time with Castile and Battery he has served on the boards of Agito Networks (acquired by ShoreTel), Arbor Networks (acquired by Tektronix), BNI Video (acquired by Cisco), Broadbus Technologies (acquired by Motorola), Cedar Point Communications (acquired by Genband) and Tejas Networks, and was a board observer of Optium (NASDAQ: OPTM, acquired by Finisar).
Prior to Battery Ventures, Mr. Stjernfeldt was a client partner and project manager for Cambridge Technology Partners, delivering large mission-critical system implementations for Fortune 100 clients. Mr. Stjernfeldt started his career as an engineer at Summa Four, developing telecommunications solutions for domestic and international service providers, later rising to engineering management before starting an application development department.
Mr. Stjernfeldt holds a dual MS in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and Northeastern University in Boston, and an MBA from the MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Moderator and Panel Co-Organizer:
Satish started his career at Digital Equipment Corporation (acquired by HP) developing a patented technology for real-time “stock quote” broadcast network based on Multicast Reverse path forwarding (RPF). He was also the co-founder of Secure Konnect in 2003, an enterprise security tools company for the SME marketplace. The company developed two products from ideation to product and launched it in the market here in the US and in APAC with a partner. He helped create the brand and early marketing strategy for this company and led the company through its most rapid growth phase; achieving major milestones prior to acquisition by a California based strategic investor in 2005.
Satish was an independent marketing consultant (branded SecurMedia Marketing), working with clients to develop their Inbound marketing strategies that comprises leveraging web presence, developing social media, email, blog and webinar based campaign strategies for mobile & early stage startups here in the Greater Boston area. He recently took up a position of Director of Sales and Demand Creation at iHAS Inc., after consulting for them for some time.
He holds a MS in Engineering from IIT, Kanpur, India; an MBA from Rivier College, Nashua, NH and also attended the executive program at the Harvard Business School (HBS).
5:15 PM Pre-meeting Self-pay Dinner Bertucci's Restaurant 475 Winter St., (exit 27B off Route 128), Waltham, MA ("pay-as-you-go")
7:00 - 10:00PM Meeting Presentation Note: Meeting at the Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center, 1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000 (north entrance), Waltham, MA Directions to the EEC at Foley Hoag
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