Ethernet Technology Summit Announces Venture Capital Forum Panelists

SDN and Ethernet Opportunities Discussed at Venture Capital Forum April 15th 3:20-4:25 at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Online PR News – 02-April-2015 – Santa Clara, CA – The Ethernet Technology Summit (“ETS”), the world’s largest conference focused solely on the design and use Ethernet technology, is pleased to announce the 6th annual Venture Capital Forum on April 15th from 3:20-4:25 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Venture Forum allows ETS attendees to meet active investors from the SDN/Ethernet VC community and discuss current investment strategies of these next generation technology sectors. ETS2015 is held April 14-16 and is all things Ethernet design including open source switching, the Internet of Things, software defined networking, 25/50 GbE, and the future of Ethernet. ETS is currently experiencing projected registration 40% above the 2014 attendance.

The ETS 2015 Venture Capital Forum participants include:

Angel Orrantia, Business Development and Marketing Director, SKTA Innopartners: SKTS Innopartners is the VC arm of SK Telecom, Korea’s largest wireless operator. SKTA seeds and accelerates core technology start-ups to create and manage the data center. Angel is currently the Business Development Director where he focuses on funding the ecosystem for core technologies.

David Beyer, Principal, Amplify Partners: Amplify Partners is an early-stage venture capital fund backing technical entrepreneurs pursuing the multi-hundred-billion dollar disruption referred to as Infrastructure 2.0. David brings a wealth of experience to Amplify Partners as both a venture-backed entrepreneur and an active early-stage investor and is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs who are transforming the world of IT infrastructure.

Chris Rust, Independent Early Stage Investor: Chris is a Silicon Valley VC with a proven track record of helping IT startups achieve market leadership and significant shareholder value creation. He has 14 years of institutional VC experience at Sequoia Capital and USVP, and 2 years of angel investing experience.

Rajan Raghavan, CEO, The Fabric: The Fabric supports its companies with a powerful community of business and technology experts consisting of investors and advisors who are leading entrepreneurs and executives. Rajan is an experienced serial entrepreneur and has most recently started his 6th company, The Fabric, which co-creates networking companies with other entrepreneurs.

Kambiz Hooshmand, Manager, Archimedes Ventures: Archimedes Labs invests in early stage Silicon Valley companies in the areas of Mobile, Internet of Places; Internet of People, and Cloud Infrastructure for Mobile. Kambiz has more than 25 years experience building communications systems and solutions for wireless and wireline infrastructures. Most recently, Kambiz was the President and CEO of Applied Micro where he transformed the company into the leading provider of semiconductor solutions for Optical Transport Networks.

The Ethernet Technology Summit regularly draws about 1,000 registrants and is the largest Ethernet-specific event in North America. This year’s ETS keynote speakers include companies such as Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Dell/Ethernet Alliance, Dell’Oro Group, and Bethany Mayer of IXIA. ETS 15 also features a special history session with Internet pioneer and co-inventor Larry Roberts and the IT Brand Pulse Awards Show.

About Ethernet Technology Summit

Ethernet Technology Summit focuses on the use of Ethernet throughout the networking space. This covers the emergence of 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit Ethernet standards and standards efforts beyond 100GbE. Furthermore, it includes the use of Ethernet in data centers, storage, and converged networks. Other topics of interest include Open Ethernet, Ethernet and SDN, and high¬speed test equipment. The Summit offers keynotes, seminars, forums, tutorials, an expert table session, exhibits, and receptions with the aim of presenting expert speakers and encouraging networking and the flow of information. More information is available at

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