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Tuesday – June 10, 2014
Promod Haque, General Partner – Norwest Venture Partners
Dan Levitan, General Partner – Maveron (invited)
Keynote Interview (25 minutes)
NEW PLAYERS: LERER VENTURES’ OFFERS INSIGHT ON HOW THEY ARE CHANGING THE VENTURE MODEL
Eric Hippeau, Managing Director – Lerer Ventures
Eric Hippeau is a Managing Director at Lerer Hippeau Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital fund focused on New York technology startups. Hippeau is also Chairman of RebelMouse and co-founder of NowThis News. Hippeau is the former Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post and a Special Partner at Softbank Capital, where he served as Managing Partner for many years. Prior to Softbank Capital, Hippeau was Chairman and CEO of Ziff-Davis, which was the largest media company serving the technology sector. Hippeau serves on the Board of various private and public companies, including Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Michael Kim, Managing Partner – Cendana Capital
Kickoff Panel Discussion (25 minutes)
Overcoming the series B crunch is at the forefront of investor minds when building a young company in today’s market. Down rounds, bridge deals and sluggish innovation could impact the trajectory of growth. With many series A backed companies ripening for series B, how are venture funds preparing to get companies to the next round of financing? This session will feature three early stage focused funds to discuss approaches to conquering the series B crunch.
Dustin Dolginow, Co-Founder – Maiden Lane
Alex Lloyd, Founder & Managing Partner – Accelerator Ventures
Mark Sugarman, Founding General Partner – MHS Capital (invited)
Michael Kim, Founder & Managing Partner – Cendana Capital
This session will include seasoned growth equity investors, as well as industry individuals commissioned by the NVCA to redefine growth equity.
Bruce Evans, Managing Director – Summit Partners
Michael DeRosa, Managing Partner – Element Partners
Stephen J. Kelly, Managing Director – BlackRock Private Equity
Woody Marshall, General Partner – Technology Crossover Ventures
Wednesday – June 11, 2014
Navin Chaddha, Managing Director – Mayfield Fund
Defining the new models of VENTURE INVESTING - New players, new rules, new outcomes
Craig Dauchy, Partner – Cooley
Lara Druyan, Vice Chair, Investment Committee – City of San Jose’s Federated Employee Retirement System (invited)
Mahendra Ramsinghani, Author – The Business of Venture Capital
In depth examples will be shared on how select corporate LPs are driving fund focus and influencing fund investments. Other perspectives will be shared by fund of funds and GP fund managers.
The Honor Roll: Best In Class LP Partnership Models
License To Drive: Emerging LPs Delivering Strategic Value
Operating since 1969, C.M. Capital Corporation is a member of the Cha Group of companies (“Cha Group”), owned and operated by the Cha Family. The organization serves as the family’s U.S. family office and has consistently invested in venture for several decades.
Bruce W. Madding has been the the President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Investment Officer at C.M. Capital Corporation for the past 5 years. Previously, Mr. Madding served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, and Chief Financial Officer at Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation since 1988.
Bringing over 30 years of experience, Bruce will share insight on how the venture industry has evolved, why LPs should stay the course, and how C.M. Capital continues to place their bets in next-gen fund managers.
Bruce Madding, President, CEO & CIO – C.M. Capital
Pui-Wing Tam, Reporter – Bloomberg
SoftTech VC is arguably the most established seed VC firm in Silicon Valley, having closed 150 investments since 2004. An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Brightroll, Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google), Bleacher Report (Turner), Fitbit, Eventbrite, Sendgrid, Fab, Poshmark and Class Dojo. The portfolio has also seen acquisitions by Groupon, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and AOL. The firm is currently investing out of its $55M Fund III, making 20 commitments of $500K per year in mobile/cloud saas, monetization infrastructure, marketplaces and e-commerce. Jeff and SoftTech has redefined how you do seed – hear Jeff’s perspectives on investment strategies and management styles to ensure success.
Jeff Clavier, Founder & Managing Partner – SoftTech VC
Connie Loizos, Founder & Managing Editor – Strictly VC
- The new definition of the secondary markets
- Various types of secondary transactions
- What is generally driven by the LP, vs the GP, and why
- Relevant goals of these transactions
- Key drivers for different transaction types
Closing Keynote Panel Discussion