***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2001
"THE WIRELESS INTERNET: HOW TO PLAY 'THE NEXT BIG THING'"
By Mr. Greg Galanos, Managing Director, SOFTBANK Venture Capital
5:00 - 7:00p.m. Pub Talk starts at 6:00p.m. Open to the Public
Greg Galanos, Principal Managing Director at SOFTBANK Venture
Capital, will focus his Pub Talk on upcoming trends in the wireless
space. In the U.S., less than 500,000 people use wireless web capabilities
on their phones or PDAs. In comparison, over 7 million European
and Japanese users go online using their web-enabled phones. What
is holding Americans, supposably the forefront of technology, back?
Mr. Galanos will also brief Pub attendees on what VCs are looking
for in terms of metrics for in this area.
ABOUT SOFTBANK VENTURE CAPITAL SOFTBANK
Venture Capital (http://www.sbvc.com)
is a $1.5 billion venture capital fund focused primarily on early-stage
Internet companies. SOFTBANK VC's managing directors are all experienced
technology leaders with prior operating experience as founders of
early-stage companies, senior managers of major technology corporations,
and leaders in investment banking. SOFTBANK VC's past and current
portfolios include public Internet companies such as Critical Path,
E*TRADE, E-LOAN, GeoCities, Interliant, MessageMedia, Net2Phone,
Support.com and Buy.com.