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Venture Capitalist Dhiraj Malkani to Speak at 128 Innovation Capital Group

Date: 03/10/2009

Company: RockPort Capital

Venture Capitalist Dhiraj Malkani to Speak at 128 Innovation Capital Group
Tuesday March 10, 9:04 pm ET

March 12 Meeting is the 329th of Route 128’s Leading Networking Group

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 128 Innovation Capital Group is pleased to announce that Dhiraj Malkani, Principal at RockPort Capital, will be the main speaker at the group’s March 12 meeting in Waltham.

With nearly $850 million under management, RockPort Capital is one of the country’s leading Venture Capital firms focused on Clean Tech emerging companies.

The 128 Innovation Capital Group (www.128icg.org) is the Route 128 area’s leading professional networking group, linking entrepreneurs with Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Service Providers, and Management Talent.

The March 12th meeting is the 329th of the group, which has met every month since 1982. The organization’s monthly meetings attract some of the top Venture Capitalists in the region, including speakers from Globespan Capital, Boston Millennia Partners, GrandBanks, DFJ, and dozens more.

Dhiraj Malkani has received several U.S. patents for his inventions in MEMS technology. At RockPort, Malkani is an active member of the screening and diligence teams and has worked on multiple transactions in solar energy, transportation, advanced materials, energy storage, smart grid, water and wind technologies.

“We’re delighted to welcome Dhiraj to address our group,” said Annette Reynolds, executive director for the 128 Innovation Capital Group. “Clean Tech is one of the hottest sectors for investment capital, and the Obama administration plans to be a partner in developing the industry. Dhiraj can help all of us learn more about trends in the sector and the impact of an actively involved government.”

The meeting will be sponsored by Massinvestor, Inc. (www.massinvestor.com), which publishes the Massachusetts Venture Capital and Private Equity Directory. The Directory profiles more than 300 Massachusetts based Venture Capital, Private Equity, Incubator, and Angel investors.

The March 12th meeting of the 128 Innovation Capital Group will be held at the Best Western Hotel on Totten Pond Rd. in Waltham. Additional information can be found at the organization’s web site www.128icg.org.

About the 128 Innovation Capital Group

The mission of the 128 Innovation Capital Group is to foster an environment where innovation flourishes. The group accomplishes this by providing a forum where entrepreneurs can meet investors, as well as network with experienced managers and service providers who will enable their enterprises to become successful. The group meets the second Thursday of every month in Waltham, Massachusetts.

About Massinvestor Publishing

Founded in 1998, Massinvestor, Inc. is the leading publisher of Venture Capital directories. The firm’s U.S. Venture Capital & Private Equity Directory profiles more than 3,200 investment firms across the country. Additionally, Massinvestor publishes regional Directories for Silicon Valley, Massachusetts, Texas, Southern California, New York, Southeast, Rocky Mountain, and Mid-Atlantic.

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128 Innovation Capital Group
Annette Reynolds, 617-306-2906
areynolds@128icg.org

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