Venture Capital: What's Hot and What's Not on the Geoweb

Location: Salon A-F Level: Novice
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Location-based services and the geoweb, in confluence with social media, are hot areas of interest for venture investors. This session will cover specific sub-sectors of the geoweb and highlight areas of opportunity. Areas to be covered will include: different media outlets (e.g. web, mobile, car, voice) as well as service areas (e.g. social networking, entertainment, navigation, telematics) and enabling technologies (e.g. ad networks, locationing, embedded voice, data aggregation, map databases).

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Dev Khare


Dev Khare is Vice President at Venrock, a premier venture capital firm with offices in Palo Alto, New York, Cambridge, MA, and Israel. Dev focuses on software, Internet and mobile investments. He sits on the board at Lavante, SlideShare and TurnHere; and observes on the boards of Redbeacon and BillFloat. Dev previously co-founded Covigo, a mobile application server company, acquired by Symbol Technologies. He blogs at and is on Twitter @dkhare. Dev holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS Computer Science and BS Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • ESRI
  • Nokia
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Earthscape
  • LightPole
  • MapJack
  • MapQuest
  • MetaCarta
  • Microsoft
  • Poly9
  • Skyhook Wireless
  • TeleAtlas
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zvents
  • BNet

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