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    Guy Kawasaki, the latest addition to the CNN columnist lineup, is an entrepreneur, an author and the chief executive of Garage Technology Ventures, a venture
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 16, 2003
      Guy Kawasaki, the latest addition to the CNN columnist lineup, is an
      entrepreneur, an author and the chief executive of Garage Technology
      Ventures, a venture capital investment bank for tech firms. Guy will
      provide expert answers about starting a business.

      About Guy Kawasaki
      http://www.forbes.com/2003/10/15/cx_gk_1015kawasaki.html

      Guy Kawasaki is the CEO of Garage Technology Ventures
      (http://www.garage.com/), a venture capital investment bank for high
      technology companies. Previously, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple
      Computer. Guy is also the author of seven books. He has a BA from
      Stanford University and and MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary
      doctorate from Babson College. He is currently on the board of
      BitPass, a micropayments systems company for online content.

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      Garage Technology Ventures: Capital for Innovation
      http://www.garage.com/about/index.shtml

      Garage Technology Ventures is a venture capital investment bank for
      emerging technology companies. Garage works with companies in three
      ways -- we provide direct investment of venture capital, private
      placement services, and M&A advisory services. We combine senior
      management attention, a hands-on team approach, proven syndication
      ability, and an extensive network of high-level contacts to enable
      early-stage technology companies to reach their strategic and
      financial goals.

      Our Track Record
      Garage Technology Ventures has worked with over a hundred early-
      stage technology companies and is uniquely positioned to help fund
      and grow innovative startups from the earliest stages through
      maturity. Since 1999, Garage has raised over $380 million in venture
      capital for its clients in 87 transactions through its broker/dealer
      subsidiary, Garage Securities, Inc. The Garage team also has
      extensive experience advising clients on strategic alternatives and
      executing merger and acquisition transactions.
      View selected recent transactions.

      Our Services
      Garage delivers financial services for technology companies from the
      earliest stages through maturity. For early-stage companies, we make
      direct investments through our venture capital fund. For growing
      companies, we provide private placement services that arrange and
      syndicate institutional investments. And for technology companies
      with a proven track record and demonstrated financial performance,
      Garage offers M&A advisory services. We represent buy-side or sell-
      side in private/private, private/public, and public/public
      transactions.
      Learn more about our services.


      Our Network
      For all its clients, Garage brings access to an expansive and
      diverse group of high-level executives and investors at leading
      corporations and venture capital firms. We cull our network to find
      qualified business development and sales leads for our clients, in
      addition to funding sources.

      Our Team
      The Garage team combines accomplished professionals with expertise
      in the areas critical to technology startups. We draw on our
      experience in engineering, operations, sales and marketing, finance,
      business development, and human capital to assist our clients in
      reaching their goals. Our unique, hand-on, tactical approach
      provides clients and portfolio companies with much more than funding
      and financial guidance.

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      Executives
      Guy Kawasaki - Managing Director
      Bill Reichert - Managing Director
      Gideon Marks - Managing Director
      Alex Bernstein - Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions

      Network Infrastructure
      Mohanjit Jolly
      Matt Horton

      Enterprise Software
      Anita Rao
      Saad Khan

      Entrepreneur Development
      Bill Joos


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      Board of Directors
      Guy Kawasaki
      Founder, CEO, and Chairman, Garage Technology Ventures

      Bill Reichert
      President, Garage Technology Ventures

      John Dean
      Former Chairman, Silicon Valley Bank

      Craig Johnson
      Chairman and Founder, Venture Law Group
      Founder, Garage Technology Ventures

      Rich Karlgaard
      Publisher, Forbes magazine
      Founder, Garage Technology Ventures

      Chong-Moon Lee
      Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Diamond Multimedia Systems

      Tom Bevilacqua
      Managing General Partner, ArrowPath Venture Capital

      Mary Ann Cusenza

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      Guy Kawasaki - Managing Director
      kawasaki@...
      Guy Kawasaki is a founder of Garage Technology Ventures. Currently,
      Guy is the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, and Chairman
      of Garage. Prior to this position, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple
      Computer, Inc. A noted speaker and the founder of various personal
      computer companies, Guy was one of the individuals responsible for
      the success of the Macintosh computer. He is also the author of
      seven books including Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your
      Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. Guy
      holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from UCLA, as
      well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.


      Mohanjit Jolly - Vice President
      mjolly@...
      Mohanjit Jolly is the Security, Storage, and Infrastructure Sector
      Leader at Garage Technology Ventures. Jolly has been with Garage
      Technology Ventures since July 1999. While at Garage, Jolly has
      worked with over 20 companies, including LeftHand Networks,
      Mockingbird Networks, Consystant, and Xora. Prior to joining Garage
      Technology Ventures, Jolly was part of the technology and business
      development group at Mattel, where he helped launch the Mattel/Intel
      joint venture, Intel Play. He also spent three years in both
      engineering and business development roles with Itek Optical
      Systems, a manufacturer of high-resolution reconnaissance systems
      for both military and commercial use. While earning his M.B.A from
      the Anderson School at UCLA, Jolly helped found ViaSpace, a
      technology incubator in Southern California in conjunction with
      Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Jolly earned a B.S. and M.S.
      in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, with a specialization in
      electric propulsion systems.

      Anita Rao - Vice President
      anita@...
      Anita Rao brings extensive experience to Garage Technology Ventures
      as the Software Sector Leader with software engineering expertise in
      the financial services, CPG, CRM, and Web services industries. Prior
      to joining Garage, Anita was the Vice President of Engineering at
      Jamcracker, where she led a team in architecting and building a
      flexible, reliable, scalable Web services platform to deliver IT
      services by aggregating best-of-breed applications and ASPs. Before
      Jamcracker, she served as Senior Director of Oracle's Customer
      Relationships Management Products Division, where she started a new
      group to build Business Intelligence Systems for e-commerce, sales,
      marketing, call center, and service applications. Prior to Oracle,
      Anita was a Vice President in the Private Client Information
      Management and Technology Group at Merrill Lynch. She has also
      worked as a Vice President in IT operations at Bear Stearns, as a
      consultant at AT&T, and at Elan Technology. Anita sits on the
      Advisory Board of Kalat Software, Virtua , Biztune and INSTAR (India
      Singapore Technpreneurs Association). She is the author of technical
      articles and is affiliated with a number of trade organizations.
      Anita earned a M.B.A. in Finance and a M.I.S. from Rutgers
      University, and a B.A. from Calcutta University.

      Saad Khan - Venture Analyst
      saad@...
      Saad brings to Garage a background in computer science and
      economics, with technical experience from IBM and Disney. He is
      responsible for conducting due diligence and market research, in
      addition to identifying promising young technology companies for
      Garage. Previously, Saad worked for the Emerging Technologies Group
      at IBM, where in his role as Technology Strategist, he devised
      business applications for IBM R&D. Saad also worked for the
      Strategic Planning Group of the Walt Disney Company where he helped
      develop the strategic and operating plans for ABC, ESPN and Disney's
      e-business units. Saad received a B.S. degree in Symbolic Systems
      and an A.B in Economics with Honors in Science, Technology, and
      Society from Stanford University.

      Chong Moon Lee - Board of Director
      http://www.icte.org/icteweb1/cml.htm

      Chong Moon Lee is a native of Seoul, Korea. Prior to founding
      Diamond Multimedia, Mr. Lee served as an executive in the
      pharmaceuticals industry, was a university professor, was an officer
      and board member of Korean UNESCO, Olympic Committee, and was
      President of the Cycling Federation. Mr. Lee currently serves as a
      Commissioner of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

      Mr. Lee holds an MBA equivalent from Korea University, an MS in
      Library Science and Data Management from George Peabody College at
      Vanderbilt University, and a LL.B. Degree from the law school of
      Chung An University. Lee has received a number of accolades for
      outstanding leadership in business and civics areas, including the
      Key to the City of San Francisco; the Cyril Business Leadership
      Award by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; and a Constitutional
      Medal for outstanding achievement and contributions as a Korean-
      American by President Yong-Sam Kim of Korea. Lee was named finalist
      in Inc. magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year, Northern California
      region, for 1993 and 1994.

      Dr. Chong-Moon Lee is one of Silicon Valley's hi-tech legends.
      http://www.iic.edu/Main/news/m_news_20.html


      Dr. Lee came to America after the Korean War. Through hard work,
      honesty and sheer will to succeed he was able to rise to prominence
      in the business world. Dr. Lee is presently Chairman and CEO of the
      AmBex Venture Group. Among his many positions and achievements (see
      below), Chong-Moon Lee was awarded the Mu-Goong-Wha Medal of Honor
      by the Korean government in recognition of his contributions to the
      development of the information technology industry. Dr. Lee, who
      holds an Honorary Doctoral degree is also a consulting professor at
      Stanford's Asian/Pacific Research Center. Quite recently, Dr. Lee
      provided a generous donation of $50 million to the Asian Art Museum
      in San Francisco.

      His vision is of sincere efforts at integrating oneself into the
      fabric of American culture as a precursor to realizing one's dreams
      of success here. The positive kernel of wisdom in his lecture was
      that Korean immigrants can and should embrace their adopted culture.
      And in turn, their Korean-American descendants can and should study
      and learn from the rich traditions of Korean culture. Neither course
      puts one's identity at risk. In fact, multi-culturalism is not only
      made possible in this way, but is demanded of us all in this age of
      increasing global awareness.

      Chong-Moon Lee's experience, knowledge and thoughts generated
      tremendous encouragement. Even more than leading a life of honesty,
      diligence, and sincerity, this former Korean immigrant -- who has
      succeeded in a new and unknown land -- is offering to show the way
      toward bridging old ways and new, preserving time-tested tradition
      while persevering in one's vision of the future.

      Vice Chairman of the Board
      The United States National Committee for Pacific Economic
      Cooperation Council (US-PECC), Washington, D.C.

      Board of Trustees
      The Asian Art Museum/Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and
      Culture, San Francisco, CA

      Honored Founder & Member of the Board of Directors
      The Tech Museum of Innovations, San Jose, CA

      Member of Board of Directors
      The Red Cross, Santa Clara, CA

      Founder and Chairman Emeritus
      Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA

      PHILANTROPHY
      http://www.artnet.com/magazine/news/artnetnews2/artnetnews7-5-02.asp

      The single largest gift in San Francisco's Asian Art Museum's
      capital campaign, $15 million, came from Korean-born Silicon Valley
      entrepreneur Chong-Moon Lee, and in recognition of his generosity,
      the new building is officially named the Asian Art Museum -- Chong-
      Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture.


      CHONG-MOON LEE
      Chairman and CEO of AmBex Venture Group, LLC.
      Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc.
      http://www.ambex.com/html/execprofile.htm

      Chong-Moon Lee founded Diamond Computer Systems, Inc. in 1982. By
      1994, the company evolved into Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. The
      company achieved the No. 1 ranking in revenue and market share for
      PC graphics accelerator product in America (by IDC Computer Industry
      report, 1995). As the sole founder, it took 13 years of struggles to
      take the company to its Initial Public Offering. Diamond Multimedia
      was ranked 17th and 18th fastest growing privately held company in
      America for 1993 and 1994 on the Inc. business magazine's 500 list,
      and as the 8th fastest growing company in Silicon Valley by the
      Business Journal of San Jose in 1993. Diamond Multimedia Systems,
      Inc. went through Initial Public Offering in April of 1995. Its
      revenue in 1995 was $468 million and $598 million in 1996. Lee
      served as both Chairman and CEO until the end of 1994. Today, Lee
      serves as the Chairman Emeritus and still remains as one of the
      three largest shareholders of the company. Now Lee has started
      another high technology venture company under the name of AmBex
      Venture Group, LLC. Lee's new challenge is to develop the best
      technology in IT industry with the America's best team, as the name
      AmBex indicates.

      A native of Seoul, Korea and a naturalized U.S. citizen born on
      August 1, 1928, Lee has a diverse background involving not only
      business, but education, cultural exchange and athletics. Prior to
      founding Diamond, Lee served as an assistant librarian at National
      Central Library of Korea, as a university professor, as a board
      member of UNESCO Korean Chapter, Olympic Committee and President of
      the Cycling Federation of Korea. He established, in 1995, the
      Educational Technology Scholarship Program to bring Asian Educators
      to the International Conference on Technology and Education.
      Currently, Lee serves as a Commissioner and a Trustee of the Asian
      Art Museum of San Francisco. Lee is also a founding member and Board
      of Director of the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose,
      California. In November of 1996, Lee accompanied President Clinton
      to the APEC Conference (Asian Pacific Economic Collaboration) in
      Manila as a member of the United States business delegation.
      Currently serving as Vice Chairman of the US-PECC (United States
      National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation Council), Lee
      took a pioneering role in organizing the inaugural US and
      Asia/Pacific Information Technology Summit as Chairman of the
      Organizing Committee. The event, held in San Francisco from November
      19th through 21st of 1997, brought 650 top business and technology
      leaders along with government ministers from 18 Asia Pacific
      countries to define the opportunities and challenges inherent
      in "digital future" and technology-driven 21st Century. The IT
      Summit proliferated into an annual event with the 2nd summit which
      was held in November of 1998 in the heart of Silicon Valley.
      Electronic commerce was the main theme explored during the 2nd
      conference.

      Lee also has been an active participant and a philanthropist in the
      local community. Lee donated 1 million dollars in 1993 and another
      15 million dollars in 1995 to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco,
      the largest Asian art museum outside Asia. Los Angeles Times named
      him America's 21st ranked philanthropist (December 25, 1996). He is
      actively involved in DARE Program in the Santa Clara County, while
      also serving as an honorary deputy sheriff for the County of Santa
      Clara, California. He is a Board member of the American Red Cross,
      Santa Clara. Lee continues to donate to various educational,
      cultural and community charities.

      Lee is a Consulting Professor at the Asia Pacific Research Center of
      Stanford University in California. He holds and Honorary Doctorate
      of Economics and Public Service from John F. Kennedy University and
      an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Seoul,
      as well as a MBA equivalent from Korea University in Seoul, Korea, a
      M.S. in Library Science form George Peabody College at Vanderbilt
      University, Nashville, TN., and a L.L.B. degree from the law school
      of Chung Ang University, Seoul. Lee has received accolades for
      outstanding leadership in the business and civic areas, including
      the Key to the City of San Francisco; the Cyril Business Leadership
      award by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; and Excellence 2000
      award (as Asian-American man of the year 1995) by the Asian American
      Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC. Lee has twice named finalist,
      Inc. magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year, Northern California region
      for 1993 and 1994. He is also a recognized leader in the Asian-
      American Community in the US.

      Lee prides himself in not acting and speaking like a man of 70 years
      of age. To borrow from his quote, "there are 50 year old men and
      then there are 70 year young men", and he is a living example of the
      latter.

      AMBEX VENTURE GROUP DESCRIPTION
      http://www.ambex.com/html/aboutambex.htm

      Ambex Venture Group is a private venture fund founded by Chong-Moon
      Lee in 1996 focused on Internet, Networking, and Multimedia
      Technology investment. Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley,
      Ambex Venture Group is heavily involved in developing new business
      opportunities within the global high tech markets. Recent
      investments have been in the areas of high speed network switching,
      voice over IP applications and hardware, WWW architecture, Internet
      security tools, and graphic multimedia hardware.

      Ambex Venture Group provides seed as well as preferred round funding
      at various stages for pre-IPO companies. We provide a full range of
      strategic support services for our portfolio companies at various
      stages from startup to post-IPO. In addition, Ambex has participated
      in a wide range of venture fund investments and has established key
      relationships with several well established firms in the areas of
      Investment Banking, Accounting and Underwriting, and Corporate
      Strategic Services.

      CHONG-MOON LEE
      http://www.koreait.org/2003conf/speakers.htm

      Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc.
      Chong-Moon Lee founded Diamond Computer Systems, Inc. in 1982. By
      1994, the company evolved into Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. The
      company achieved the No. 1 ranking in revenue and market share for
      PC graphics accelerator product in America (by IDC Computer Industry
      report, 1995). As the sole founder, it took 13 years of struggles to
      take the company to its Initial Public Offering. Diamond Multimedia
      was ranked 17th and 18th fastest growing privately held company in
      America for 1993 and 1994 on the Inc. business magazine's 500 list,
      and as the 8th fastest growing company in Silicon Valley by the
      Business Journal of San Jose in 1993. Diamond Multimedia Systems,
      Inc. went through Initial Public Offering in April of 1995. Its
      revenue in 1995 was $468 million and $598 million in 1996. Lee
      served as both Chairman and CEO until the end of 1994. Today, Lee
      serves as the Chairman Emeritus and still remains as one of the
      three largest shareholders of the company. Now Lee has started
      another high technology venture company under the name of AmBex
      Venture Group, LLC. Lee's new challenge is to develop the best
      technology in IT industry with the America's best team, as the name
      AmBex indicates.


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      Advisors
      http://www.garage.com/about/team.shtml

      The following industry experts serve on the Garage Technology
      Ventures Advisory Board and share their valuable insights and
      experience with Garage Technology Ventures and its portfolio
      companies:

      Jim Atwell
      General Partner, Summit Partners
      Former Global Managing Partner, Venture Capital and Private Equity,
      Pricewaterhouse Coopers

      Paul Auerbach, M.D., M.S
      Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine,
      Stanford University
      Venture Partner, Delphi Ventures

      Tom Byers, Ph.D.
      Associate Professor, Stanford University
      Founding Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

      George Gilder
      President, Gilder Technology Group

      Ken Hausman
      General Partner, Mentor Venture Partners

      Jennifer Jones
      Marketing Partner, Mayfield Fund

      John Villasenor
      Professor and Vice Chair, Electrical Engineering Department,
      University of California, Los Angeles
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