128ICG - Will You Be Fired After Taking Venture Funding?

When: Thu November 08, 2012 7:30 am

Organization: 128 Innovation Capital Group

Location: IBM: North Entrance, 404 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA 02451

Website: http://www.128icg.org

What often happens to founder CEOs after taking VC money? How is that good and bad for the company and the founder CEO. What things to watch out for as you consider taking VC investment in your company.

Greg Dracon joined .406 in 2007 and is involved in all aspects of the investing and portfolio management process.  He brings 18 years of venture investing and technology operating and management experience.

Prior to joining .406, Greg was a Vice President of Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage venture and small to mid-sized growth technology companies. At Core, Greg focused on software, digital media, technology-enabled services and wireless applications.

From 1995 to 2005, Greg held various operating and management roles at Texas Instruments, including positions in worldwide sales, business development, product distribution and digital signal processing applications.

Greg received his MBA, with majors in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his BS in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.