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Innovation Is Nothing New: 100-Odd Years of Venture Capital Wisdom, With Reid Dennis, Founder, Institutional Venture Partners, and Pitch Johnson, Founding Partner, Asset Management Company


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- 04/07/2005 --


Odysseys in Technology, a Computer History Museum Speaker Series Sponsored by Sun Microsystems Laboratories Presents Reid Dennis, and Franklin “Pitch” Johnson, review their combined 100 years of venture capital experience and observation, from the major mistakes to the spectacular successes. How does venture capital affect innovation? What have we learned? What is really new? Come learn and be entertained by the very personal stories and views of these two legendary venture capitalists.


Wednesday, April 27, 2004
Member and Invited Guest Reception - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Computer History Museum
Hahn Auditorium
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

Free. Suggested donation of $10.00 at the door from non-members.

For more information on the event, please visit the Museum’s Web site at or call (650) 810-1005.


Odysseys in Technology, A Computer History Museum Speaker Series Sponsored by Sun Microsystems Laboratories presents people and perspectives behind extraordinary innovations and advancements in the computer technology-related world. Each event in the Series provides stimulating interaction with authentic experts whose achievements have transformed how things are done or viewed, and to examine how their personal stories might inform the present and future. These programs occasionally feature technologies or point events, with the objective to apply lessons of history to present day understanding and inspiration.

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