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That was then and this is now: Building and financing early stage companies in the age of the mash up – Presented by John Payne


John Payne has a history of success in building or turning around early stage venture funded software and technology companies. He is CEO and Co-Founder of CircleUp, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Breach Security. He is the former CEO of two public Internet software companies, and Day Software.


He is the Founder or Co-Founder of 4 Internet Software companies (2 were financially successful for founders and investors, the 3rd was critically acclaimed but financially a non-profit and the 4th recently raised a Series A financing following a seed funding provided by a dozen industry leaders.)


He has also been a Jumpstart/turnaround CEO for an additional 4 startups where he was "the sonofagun brought in by the VC's" at an early point in the company's life. He is an expert building pre-revenue through $30 million companies and an experienced fundraiser who has raised over $550 million in public and private capital from the professional investment community, including over $150 million in venture capital.


2008 Access Sponsored Charity Presentation
Child Guidance Center, Inc. (CGC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering children and their parents to achieve their potential as loving, responsible families. The program provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to children and families whose relationships and personal growth are impaired by emotional and behavioral problems.

Hank Paris, Executive Director and Lori Pack, Clinical Director of the Child Guidance Center, Inc, will share with us their the innovative, evidence-based Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) model.


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