Frontier Technologies: Venture Capital and Growth Equity Perspectives

Dan Ciporin, General Partner at Canaan Partners

Vivek Ladsariya, General Partner at SineWave Ventures

Matthew Brennan, Partner at General Catalyst

Moderated by Gregory Clark, Managing Partner at Horizon Technology Finance

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

Matt McCooe, CEO at Connecticut Innovations

Moderated by Olav Sorenson, Frederick Frank '54 and Mary C. Tanner Professor of Management at Yale SOM

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, Co-founder and TeaEO Emeritus, Honest® Tea , Innovation Catalyst at Coca-Cola’s Venturing and Emerging Brands unit, and Executive Chairman at Beyond Meat

Ryan Bloomer, Partner at Kairos

Moderated by Mark Berryman, Managing Director at Caprock

Investing in Healthcare and Life Sciences          

Alex de Winter, Managing Director at GE Ventures

Steve Kraus, Partner 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

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

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

Sustainable Energy Investing


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

Matthew Runkle, Managing Director at Blackstone

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, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and Lecturer at Yale SOM

Venture Capital Investing in Consumer and Retail

JoBeth Abecassis, Managing Director at Assembled Brands

Rosemary Ripley, Managing Director at NGEN Partners

Sarah Foley, Managing Director at SWAT Equity Partners

Andrew Leventhal, Partner and COO, TAU Investment Management

Moderated by Jennifer McFacdden, Associate Director of Entrepreneurship and Lecturer in the Practice of Management at Yale SOM

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

Kevin Rocco, CEO of Biorez

Moderated by Onyeka Obiocha, Associate Director at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY)