19th Annual Private Equity and Venture Capital Symposium

Presented by the Yale School of Management Private Equity / Venture Capital Club


The Yale School of Management Private Equity / Venture Capital Club is delighted to invite you to attend the 19th Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Symposium

Friday, March 29th, 2019: 8:30AM- 5:00PM

The symposium will take place at the Yale School of Management campus: Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511

Please register for tickets below and scroll through to learn more about this year’s panels and speakers.



Steve Case

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Revolution

Partner, Revolution Growth, Revolution Ventures, and Rise of the Rest

Co-Founder, Former CEO & Chairman, AOL

Chairman, Case Foundation

Moderated by Susan Carter

Former CEO, CommonFund Capital



Explore the panel topics and panelists coming together to make this year’s Symposium a historic SOM event.


Investing in Frontier Technologies: Venture and Growth Equity Perspective

Dan Ciporin, General Partner at Canaan Partners

Holly Maloney, Managing Director at General Catalyst

Vivek Ladsariya, General Partner at SineWave Ventures

Moderated by Gregory Clark, Managing Partner at Horizon Technology Finance

PE Sponsors and PE-Backed Management Teams: A Case Discussion

Jamie Manges, Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners

Steve Hughes, CEO at Sunrise Strategic Partners

Moderated by Bob Davis, Managing Partner at Nebrodi Partners

Investing in Clean Energy and Sustainability

Bryan Martin, Managing Director at DE Shaw

Vishal Shah, Partner at Hudson Sustainable Investment Management

Jeffrey Possick, Managing Director at MissionPoint Capital Partners

Investing in Healthcare and Life Sciences          

Alex De Winter, Managing Director at GE Ventures

Steve Kraus, Managing Director at Bessemer Venture Partners

Doug Karp, CEO at Pacific Partners

Impact Investing: From Alternative Asset Class to Mainstream

Arrun Kapoor, Managing Director at SFJ Ventures

Sarah Cone, Founder & Managing Partner at Social Impact Capital

Investing in Consumer and Retail

Rosemary Ripley, Managing Director at NGEN Partners

Additional names to be announced


Accelerators, Incubators, and Startup Studios: Hands-On Early-Stage Investing

Steven Price, Founder/CEO at 25Madison

Additional names to be announced

Entrepreneurs Reflect on Raising Venture Capital

Wade Eyerly, Founder of Surf Air, Beacon, Education Insurance Corp.

Additional names to be announced


Portfolio Operations and Post-Acquisition Strategies

Check back soon for more details



Join us for vigorous discussion and insightful conversations with the leaders of private equity and venture investing.


Sample Agenda

8:15 AM: Registration and Light Breakfast

9:15 AM: Introductory Remarks

9:30 AM: Opening Keynote

10:30 AM: Panel #1 | Panel #2

11:30 AM: Panel #3 | Panel #4

12:40 PM: Lunch concurrent with Panel #5 | Panel #6

1:40 PM: Afternoon Keynote

2:40 PM: Panel #7 | Panel #8 | Panel #9

3:30 PM: Closing Remarks

3:45 PM: Happy Hour and Networking