EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2041 - May 14, 2009     2 of 5

eBay Lures Developers to Conference by Adding Venture Capital Panel

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eBay has added a session to its Developers Conference lineup. On June 18, 2009, a panel of venture capitalists from around Silicon Valley will share advice with attendees and will discuss what they look for in their funding decision-making and where the best opportunities are for developers building ecommerce tools, widgets and services.

Charlene Li of the Altimeter Group will moderate the panel, which includes Rob Hayes, Partner at First Round Capital; Ravi Mohan, Managing Director at Shasta Ventures; and Sergio Monsalve, Principal at Norwest Venture Partners.

The eBay Developers Conference takes place at eBay's headquarters in San Jose on June 16 - 18, 2009. John Hagel, Co-Chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge, is scheduled to give a keynote address on the Three Elements of Transformation.

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