May 19, 2005 14:58 ET

Dixon Doll to Chair IBF Conferences' 16th Annual Venture Capital Investing 2005 Conference

Doll to Present Opening Remarks on the Challenges and Opportunities of Global Venture Capital Investing

MENLO PARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 19, 2005 -- DCM - Doll Capital Management, a top-performing early-stage venture capital firm, today announced that cofounder and managing general partner, Dixon Doll, will chair IBF Conferences' 16th Annual Venture Capital Investing 2005 conference. Doll will provide opening remarks on the environment for global venture capital investing to more than 400 private equity investors and venture capitalists at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, June 1st. The conference will take place on June 1-3, 2005 at The Renaissance Stanford Court in San Francisco, California.

"Venture capital is a force which accelerates change and has enabled the U.S. to be at the forefront of technology innovation," said Dixon Doll. "Now faced with a rapidly developing global market, U.S. private equity firms are faced with the challenge of operating on a global basis. The venture imperative is to spot emerging trends early, support the growth of portfolio companies globally and tap the exit opportunities that exist internationally. Our philosophy of creating and profiting from innovative technologies can only continue if we remain synchronized with evolving business strategies and market intelligence."

During the three-day conference more than 75 industry veterans will participate on interactive panels to discuss industry trends and share best practices and strategies for creating value, maximizing returns, ensuring successful fundraising and optimizing exits.

"We look forward to hosting another highly informative networking event to gather the savviest and most active venture investors and institutional investors representing over a trillion dollars in capital," said Alexandra Scott, founder of IBF Conferences.

Some of the keynote discussion topics include:

--  'Old Guard' VC Perspectives on the 2005 Venture Market
--  The LP Outlook on Investing In Venture Capital
--  The Increasing Investment Pace of Early Stage Investing
--  Limited Partner Performance Measurement & Benchmarks
--  The Impact of New Talent on the Venture Firm
--  Board Member Management: Discussion on How to Be the Best Advisor
--  Global Strategy: International Deal Sourcing, Harvesting & Sales
--  Expectations on Exits & Preparing For Liquidity: Upturn in IPOs
--  Success Case Studies From China
--  Tech Transfer Investing: Building IP Into A Business
--  Global Standard of Valuation Guidelines
For the latest agenda, please visit If you would like to register or receive additional details on this conference please contact IBF's conference registrar, Cathy Fenn at (516) 765-9005, ext. 21. When placing your registration please mention "DDPR" as the conference keycode.

About Dixon Doll

Dixon Doll is cofounder and managing general partner of DCM - Doll Capital Management. For more than 30 years, Mr. Doll has influenced and guided entrepreneurs, investors and executives. Since the early 1980s, Mr. Doll has been a telecom and Internet venture capital pioneer. Prior to founding DCM, he spent eight years at Accel Partners where he co-founded the venture capital industry's first telecom-focused fund and helped launch industry-leading companies such as Alantec, Bridge Communication, Centillion Networks, Network Equipment Technologies, Optilink, Picturetel, Polycom, and UUNet. In 1996 he co-founded DCM-Doll Capital Management, an early stage technology venture capital firm with more than $1 Billion under management, headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

About DCM - Doll Capital Management

DCM is a top-performing venture capital firm supporting entrepreneurs building early-stage technology companies. DCM partners manage over U.S. $1 billion and have funded leading technology companies including 2Wire, 51job, (Primedia), @Motion (Openwave), Foundry Networks, HireRight, Internap, IPivot (Intel), JCI,, nQuire (Siebel), PGP Corporation, Recourse Technologies (Symantec), Sigmatel, SMIC, and UUNet (MCI). DCM offers hands-on operational guidance and access to an extensive network of resources, including close relationships with many of the Pacific Rim's leading companies and investors. For more information, please visit DCM's website at

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