CEO & Managing Director
Top Tier Capital Partners
Co-Founder & General Partner
Keynote SpeakerMark Siegel
Opening Town Hall Meeting Presentation
Addressing the State of Venture Investing
Investing in the "Right Now" Economy
The VC industry is in a state of disruption, but with disruption comes opportunity. Today, investment opportunities abound in the "Right Now" Economy, ushered in by dramatic technology platform shifts. There is a new breed of entrepreneur, a new type of startup, a new ecosystem, and a new type of venture firm. Mark will make bold predictions about the value of companies being created today and the venture returns for the next decade.
Keynote SpeakerSteven Neil Kaplan
Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance
The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
Venture Capital & Private Equity: Past, Present & Future
Professor Kaplan will discuss the historical performance of venture capital and private equity. He also will present evidence on the extent to which past fund performance predicts future performance. Finally, he will give his predictions on the likely future of venture capital and its performance.
Featured SpeakerJosh Kopelman
First Round Capital
Josh has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization. He is an inventor on thirteen U.S. Patents for his work in Internet technology. In June 2000, he was awarded Ernst and Young’s prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for the Greater Philadelphia region.
Featured SpeakerScott Kupor
Partner & COO
Scott Kupor is the managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where he is responsible for all aspects of running the firm. He previously worked as vice president and general manager, Global Customer Support & Software-as-a-Service at Hewlett Packard.
Featured SpeakerAydin Senkut
Founder & Managing Director
Aydin Senkut is the Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures. He has been named one of the top 25 tech angels by Businessweek recently and was featured as one of the top 8 up and coming VCs by Forbes’ Midas List.
The Silver Lining “Venture Capital” Playbook
The single most important source in the U.S. economy for new wealth and job creation is venture capital. This is the driving force behind new company formation, innovative business models, and entrepreneurial development. However, between economic uncertainty, a decade worth of significant industry consolidation, fundraising hurdles and liquidity challenges, the venture community has been presented with more than their fair share of difficulties to support start-up growth. Even with the emergence of angel investors, corporate partnerships and global avenues of deal flow, the community responsible for developing high-risk, high-technology businesses is at a crossroads.
Despite these obstacles, VC investors are remaining optimistic. Fueled by best of breed industry contraction and new initiatives including the JOBS act, venture fund managers now have improved paths of deal flow, appropriate measurement of valuations, alternative routes to access capital and a realistic runway for exits (including increased M&A). Goalposts have been moved and accurate milestones have been set, resulting in an opportunity to raise LP confidence and maximize performance.
Venture capital is in a vortex and now more than ever, needs to regroup as a whole to share key investment strategies, new ways to optimize exits, offer creative fundraising approaches, and expand upon winning GP/LP partnership models.
Venture 2013: Celebrating the 24th Anniversary of the IBF Venture Capital Investing Conference
This conference boasts an unparalleled history with regard to quality of program and seniority of both speakers and attendees. Planned with the assistance of our prestigious advisory board and peer input, attending will help you compare best practices and track industry trends.
Who's Who of Venture Capital
Gabriel Venture Partners
Founder & Managing Partner
New Atlantic Ventures