Another Demo is coming up this January 28-30. Smart startup founders will save their best pitches not for the bored audience — trust us, they'll all be ignoring you and sending BlackBerry emails. Instead, buttonhole the guys with money to spend, starting with reps from Google, Microsoft and Cisco. Here's who they're sending.
Name: Mark Arnold Company: Cisco Systems What he's shopping for:: Last year, Cisco Systems said it wants to acquire additional "Web. 2.0" technologies to help push the "consumerization of the enterprise."
Name: Karen Davis Company: Google What she's shopping for:: Everything and anything. Fortunenotes Google has acquired nearly three dozen companies in the last three years. Why would it stop now?
Name: Don Dodge Company: Microsoft What he's shopping for: CEO Steve Ballmer recently said Microsoft plans to acquire 20 companies a year for the next 5 years. That should keep Dodge busy.