Matt Murphy of KPCB To Speak At Plug and Play Tech Center Fall Expo 2009

Plug and Play Expo one-day conference in Sunnyvale, CA showcases latest in tech world.

Plug and Play Tech Center is pleased to announce the recent addition of Matt Murphy of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) as a speaker at the Fall 09 edition of its flagship event, the Plug and Play Expo.  

With ten years at KPCB, a leading venture capitalist firm in California, Shanghai, and Beijing, Matt Murphy is widely considered an expert in network communications, compute infrastructure, and mobile applications. He currently manages KPCB’s influential iFund, a $100M investment initiative, in collaboration with Apple, that looks to fund iPhone and iPod Touch app, service, or component companies. The iFund focuses on companies that extend the existing platform, while building a sustainable, independent business. 

Matt Murphy is a leading expert in the business of iPhone apps, and, as such, is an invaluable resource for participating iPhone companies. His talk is sure to be an exciting part of the Fall 09 Expo. 

“We are pleased and highly honored to have Matt Murphy as our keynote speaker for our Fall Expo,” says Expo Host Jupe Tan. “Having him represented at our flagship event is a reflection of the caliber of the Expo’s participants which include some of the hottest, most up-and-coming technologies and startups in Silicon Valley.” 

Fall 09 Expo will also mark the much-anticipated return of Visuvi, the visual search engine. Visuvi won the coveted Innovation Award at the previous Expo event in Spring of 2009. The publicity from winning the Innovation Award has helped the company create awareness for its powerful image search technology. Visuvi is currently filling the syndicate for their $6.5m Series A financing.

“Plug and Play Expo is an ideal forum for any startup seeking to build product and company awareness, raise capital and network – all through one concentrated event,” says Chris Boone, President and CEO of Visuvi. “Every time we talk in the lobby of the Sunnyvale Plug and Play location we make valuable contacts.” 

At the Spring 2009 Plug and Play Expo, Visuvi was awarded an Inno­va­tion Award, moving on to the final round of competition with a full-length presentation to a packed room. They are expected to discuss their experiences with Expo. 

“The return of a past presenter is great validation of our acceleration platform as our events really bring everything we do on a day-to-day basis into a one day event,” says Tan. 



Plug and Play Expo Details:
Thursday October 1 2009
11:00 am to 8:00 pm
440 N. Wolfe Rd.,
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

About Plug and Play Expo

The Plug and Play Expo is a premier one-day showcase of the best and brightest emerging Consumer Internet, Digital Media, Software, Mobile, Gaming, and Cleantech companies, that bring together entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley executives, top-tier venture capitalists, key angel investors, and the members of the media under one roof. Attendance at the Expo gives you an insider’s look at the next big thing. For the select few, The Plug and Play Expo is an opportunity to meet and pitch to top Silicon Valley venture capitalists, potentially taking their business to the next level.

Past keynote speakers have included Len J. Bauer, Chief Operating Officer of Qualcomm, and Arvind Sodhani, Executive Vice President and President of Intel Capital at Intel Corporation.

Activities for the day include networking sessions, presentations, one-on-one demonstrations and more.

Participation in the presentations and demonstration activities is competitive, with participants chosen by a panel of venture capitalists, executives, and members of the media. Selection criteria include innovativeness, uniqueness of product/service offering, and the potential for market disruption.

In the last year, past participants Fotomoto and Vivu were successful in acquiring additional seed funding while BiancaMed recently raised an additional $6 million in funding.


To Register and for a full schedule of activities, please visit Plug and Play Expo.


About Plug and Play Tech Center

Founded in 2006, Plug and Play Tech Center is the leading startup accelerator in the Silicon Valley. More than 250 startups have raised capital in excess of $700 million after partnering with Plug and Play Tech Center, which connect entrepreneurs, leading venture capitalists like Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Canaan Partners, Accel Partners and others, angel investors and corporate partners like Google, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Ebay, Salesforce and more. The unique collaborative community also includes universities such as Cornell, MIT, Harvard and Stanford. More than $2 billion in value has been created through exits and acquisitions. Silicon Valley locations include Sunnyvale, Redwood City, and Palo Alto with a total of 200,000 square feet.  The newest locations are in Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Glendale with a total of 465,000 square feet.



Plug and Play Expo: Jupe Tan,



Source: Plug and Play Tech Center

Photo credit: Matt Murphy of KPCB


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