Pandora Investor to Speak at Silicon Valley Networking Event

Alumnus Larry Marcus, BA 87 (Letters & Sci.), MBA 93, a founding investor in Internet radio service Pandora, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton.

Marcus, managing director of Walden Venture Capital, has been a director at Pandora since early 2004. Before joining Walden in 2000, he was a research analyst at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown and worked at Robertson Stephens & Co. He is a drummer and serves on the nonprofit board of the Jazzschool in Berkeley.

The popular Menlo Circus Club networking event is expected to attract more than 500 alumni and students. Alumni whose companies are hiring will wear stickers that say "We're Hiring." The Haas MBA Career Management Group will offer complimentary resume reviews.

"It's a great opportunity to network the Berkeley-Haas way – not only building your own connections but also assisting others in expanding their networks," says Meg Roundy, associate director, Haas student-alumni relations.

The cost is $15 for MBA, MFE, and PhD students and $25 for alumni and guests. Registration is required by Tuesday, Feb. 21; the event is expected to sell out. For more information, contact [email protected].

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