Jacques Vallee is a General Partner with Euro-America Partners, a venture capital fund family. He received his Ph.D. in CS in 1967 from Northwestern University. In the early 70’s Jacques directed the project that built the first computer conferencing system on ARPANET. Under Jacques’ management the three Euro-America funds have invested in over 60 high-technology and medical startups in the U.S., Europe and Israel, with one third of the portfolio companies reaching the public markets through IPOs or acquisitions. Jacques is the author of 50 articles and five books about high technology and finance. He received the Jules Verne award for a science-fiction novel. His latest book, The Heart of the Internet is now available on Google Books.