19th Annual Private Equity and Venture Capital Symposium

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

ON FRIDAY, MARCH 29th, 2019
AT EVANS HALL
YALE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

 
 
 
 
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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.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 
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Nancy Pfund

Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Founder, DBL Investors

Co-chair, Yale School of Management Program on Entrepreneurship

In Conversation with Professor Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld

Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies & Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management

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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

In Conversation with Susan Carter

Former CEO, Commonfund Capital

 
 
 

PANELS

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

 
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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

Private Equity and Sponsor-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

Private Equity Investing in Sustainable Energy

Bryan Martin, Managing Director/Co-Head of U.S. Growth and Buyout at DE Shaw & Co., Founder and CEO of DESRI

Vishal Shah, Partner at Hudson Sustainable Investments

Jeff Possick, Partner and Managing Director at Mission Driven Capital Partners, Managing Director at MissionPoint Capital Partners

Moderated by Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy & Finance for the State of New York and Lecturer at Yale SOM

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

Konstantine Drakonakis, PE, Venture Partner, LaunchCapital/Pritzker Vlock Family Office

Moderated by Donna Lecky, Managing Director at HealthVenture Capital

Impact Investing: From Alternative Asset Class to Mainstream

Sarah Cone, Founder/Managing Partner at Social Impact Capital

Arrun Kapoor, Managing Director at SJF Ventures

Seth Goldman, Founder of Honest Tea and Executive Chairman of Beyond Meat

Ryan Bloomer, Founder/General Partner at Kairos

Portfolio Operations and Post-Acquisition Strategies

Kate Rubenstein, Managing Director - Portfolio Operations at Blackstone

Bob Lobley, Operating Partner at Juna Equity Partners

CP Shankar, Managing Partner, Genius Ventures; formerly MD at Davidson Capital; CEO for firms backed by Madison Dearborn Partners and Linsang Partners

Moderated by AJ Wasserstein, Eugene F. Williams, Jr. Lecturer in the Practice of Management at Yale SOM

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

Steven Price, Founder/CEO at 25Madison

June Choi, Founder/CEO at Serval Ventures

Mar Hershenson, Co-Founder/Managing Partner at Pear

Venture Capital Investing in Consumer and Retail

Rosemary Ripley, Managing Director at NGEN Partners

Sarah Foley, Managing Director at SWAT Equity Partners

Andrew Leventhal, Partner and COO, TAU Investment Management

Reflections with Entrepreneurs: Raising Venture Capital and Collaborating with Investors

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

Megan O’Connor, Founder/CEO of Hi Clark

Additional names to be announced…

 
 

AGENDA

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

 
 
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FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH, 2019

8:15 AM Registration and Light Breakfast - Ligon-Lamsam Student Commons

9:15 AM Introductory Remarks - Zhang Auditorium

9:30 AM Opening Keynote with Nancy Pfund, Moderated by Jeff Sonnenfeld - Zhang Auditorium

10:30 AM Panels: Investing in Frontier Technologies | Accelerators, Incubators, and Startup Studios: Hands-On Early Stage Investing

11:30 AM Panels: Impact Investing: From Alternative Asset Class to Mainstream | Investing in Healthcare and Life Sciences

12:40 PM Lunch concurrent with Panels: Portfolio Operations and Post-Acquisition Strategies | Private Equity and Sponsor-Backed Management Teams: A Case Discussion

1:40 PM Afternoon Keynote with Steve Case, Moderated by Susan Carter - Zhang Auditorium

2:40 PM Panels: Sustainable Energy Investing | Venture Capital Investing in Consumer and Retail | Reflections with Entrepreneurs

3:40 PM Closing Remarks

4:00 PM Reception - Ligon-Lamsam Student Commons

 

SPONSORS

 
 
 
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