Ask A VC Anything! John Chambers, JC2 Ventures
About this Event
Silicon Global Online Presents
Ask A VC Anything!
featuring John Chambers, former Cisco CEO / Founder, JC2 Ventures
Bio: John Chambers
John Chambers is the founder & CEO of JC2 Ventures, which is helping disruptive startups from around the world build & scale. Additionally, Chambers is promoting the development of startup nations & a startup world that can drive economic progress & job growth in a Digital Age. He invests in companies across categories & geographies that are leading market transitions, helping them to act before the market shifts, tap customers for strategy, partner for growth, build teams, & create disruptive innovations.
Prior to founding JC2 Ventures, Chambers served as CEO, Chairman & Executive Chairman at Cisco Systems. During his 25+ years at Cisco, he helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined in 1991, to $1.2 billion when he became CEO in 1995, to $47 billion when he stepped down as CEO in 2015. As Executive Chairman, a position Chambers held until December 2017, he led the Board of Directors. His book, Connecting the Dots, shares his management, leadership & business principles that led to this success.
Chambers has provided industry expertise to government leaders around the world, including nine U.S. Secretaries of State & Presidents Bill Clinton & George W. Bush. He is Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) & Global Ambassador of President Macron's French Tech. He is widely recognized for his leadership in philanthropy & corporate social responsibility.
He holds a bachelor of science/bachelor of arts degree in business & a law degree from West Virginia University, as well as a master of business administration degree in finance & management from Indiana University.
Bio: Rebecca A. Fannin
Rebecca is the founder of news & events group Silicon Dragon Ventures. Her journalistic career covering global innovation began in Silicon Valley during the dotcom era. Following the venture capital trail to Asia, she was one of the first American journalists to write about China's entrepreneurial boom, interviewing Jack Ma of Alibaba & Robin Li of Baidu, among others. A regular media commentator & speaker, she also has frequently contributed to CNBC & Forbes, & her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, CEO & magazine. Rebecca's three forward-looking books, Silicon Dragon, Startup Asia & her latest title, Tech Titans of China, are a go-to resource on top innovation trends & players. Rebecca has worked in the world's leading tech hotspots as a pioneering journalist & host of numerous events & forums.
About Silicon Dragon on Zoom
Silicon Dragon presents its online series, Ask A VC Anything. We kicked off the series with Bill Tai, a first investor in Zoom. Each week, we feature a VC in a Q&A session. This series helps startups & investors connect & provides valuable insights into what makes each VC tick. Whether you're raising capital, perfecting your business model, scaling during challenging times, or figuring out how to get unicorn status, an IPO or M&A deal, don't miss this series. Register & join us online.