SOURCE: ThinkEquity Partners LLC

August 02, 2006 12:36 ET

Famed Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla to Keynote ThinkEquity Partners LLC 4th Annual Growth Conference in San Francisco; Presentations Expected From More Than 200 Leading Growth Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2006 -- ThinkEquity Partners LLC, a research-centric investment bank announced today that Vinod Khosla will be a keynote speaker at its 4th Annual Growth Conference, September 11-14, 2006, at The Ritz Carlton in San Francisco, California.

Vinod Khosla has been called the top VC in the world by Forbes magazine in its annual Midas survey. Vinod has become a leader in the "green-revolution" by "thinking outside the barrel" with the use of gasoline substitutes. Vinod is one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems, a general partner of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, and the founder of Khosla Ventures.

"Vinod is considered one of the most influential and successful investors in Silicon Valley," said Michael Moe, co-founder and CEO of ThinkEquity Partners. "The time is ripe to bring thought leaders together and talk about the next wave of innovation and growth in the economy. The conference will be about sharing ideas, discussing the future, and debating what lies ahead in the coming months and years. In our view, growth is inevitable -- the economy has reached a critical turning point and is gearing up for an exciting wave of progress."

Each day of the conference will feature keynotes from luminaries of the investment and business world. The event will also include several distinguished panels on cutting-edge issues pertinent to today's market. For a full list of presenting companies please visit: http://www.thinkequity.com/email-growth06/

For more information about the ThinkEquity Partners 4th Annual Growth Conference, please contact Katie Soffey at: 415-249-2927 or visit www.thinkequity.com

About ThinkEquity Partners LLC

ThinkEquity Partners LLC is a research-centric institutional investment firm focused on the growth economy. ThinkEquity Partners is dedicated to providing focused insight, advisory services, and capital to institutional investors and corporate constituents in the knowledge economy's key growth verticals, including technology, healthcare, media and consumer business services. For more information about ThinkEquity Partners, please visit www.thinkequity.com. Member NASD and SIPC.

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