2008 Session:

Session Description – How to Get VC Financing

Venture Capital continues to be one of the best sources for capital to finance the growth of young companies. However, navigating the process is incredibly challenging. Worse, the number of firms and the amount of money available in Texas has shrunk since 2000. In this presentation, Ed Perry, General Partner with Murphree Venture Partners, gives you guidance to help you raise venture financing.

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About the Speaker

Ed Perry

Murphree Ventures, Venture Partner

Ed Perry chooses to inspire from a position of quiet strength and a strong commitment to principle. Perry started his first company, Singapore-based engineering-consulting company MEPL, almost 25 years ago. Since then, he has led a large number of technology companies from start-up to sale, including a successful turnaround of Human Code. He also served as a lead partner of Koch Ventures, a well-known venture capital firm.

Perry is the Founder, CEO, president or managing director of nine successful companies in the areas of engineering, consulting, enterprise software and venture capital. Currently, Ed is a Venture Partner at Murphree Ventures and a Master Teacher at the Acton School of Business. Additionally, Ed is an Entrepreneur-in-residence for STARTech Early Ventures and BCM Technologies - the venture investment fund of Baylor College of Medicine.