PartnerConnect West 2018

October 2-4, 2018, Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA


Agenda - October 2, 2018

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1:00 PMGolfConnect

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5:00 PMSips & Tips Opening Night Reception

Kick off PartnerConnect West with cocktails outside, where we’ll have a Half Moon Bay golf pro available to provide tips on how to improve your game while you network with peers. Not a golfer? No worries – just enjoy the beverages!

Agenda - October 3, 2018

TimeBuyouts FundsBuyouts DealsVCJ West
7:00 AMRegistration Opens & Networking Breakfast
8:00 AMWelcoming Remarks

Speakers:
Vik Magdani, PartnerConnect Director, Buyouts Insider
8:05 AMHave We Reached a New Normal in Venture?

Paul Hsiao has been a venture investor for 15 years, with three so-called “unicorns” in his track record. He led investments and served/serves on the boards of Houzz, Upwork, and Zola (named a “Next Billion-Dollar Startup” by Forbes in 2017). Are $100-billion venture funds, a glut of VC firms, and the majority of venture capital going outside of Silicon Valley here to stay?


Paul Hsiao, General Partner, Canvas Ventures

Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider
8:35 AMFireside Chat with Michael Rees

Michael Rees, Head of Dyal Capital, Neuberger Berman

Moderator:David Toll, Executive Editor , Buyouts Insider
9:05 AMPrivate Investing - Pinnacles and Pitfalls

Andrea Auerbach, Managing Director and Head of Global Private Investment Research, Cambridge Associates
9:35 AMMorning Networking Break
10:00 AMBuyouts Funds Panel 1

Where Limited Partners are Allocating in the Current Macroeconomic Environment


Moderator:David Toll, Executive Editor , Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Alex Abell, Partner, Head of Research, RCP Advisors
Scott Reed, Co-head of U.S. Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Don Vollum, Managing Partner, Vista Ridge Capital Partners
Buyouts Deals Panel 1

Trade wars, rising interest rates, price bubbles: How buyout firms are preparing for a downturn


Moderator:Lawrence Aragon, Editor in Chief, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Christopher Brothers, Managing Partner, Solace Capital Partners, L.P.
Ernesto Carrizosa, Executive Managing Director, WM Partners LP.
Scott Spielvogel, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, One Rock Capital Partners
VCJ Panel 1

Venture Fundraising in the Age of Megafunds: How are Managers Responding to Large Checks and Larger Fund Sizes?


Moderator:Mark Boslet, Senior Editor, Venture Capital Journal

Speakers:
Ajay Chopra, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
Sean Cunningham, Managing Director, Forgepoint Capital
Tim Guleri, Managing Director, Sierra Ventures
Neil Sequeira, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Defy Partners
10:30 AMBuyouts Funds Panel 2

Ideas for Sourcing Deals Effectively and Putting Dry Powder to Work in an Over-Crowded Market


Moderator:David Toll, Executive Editor , Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Jeremy Holland, Managing Partner, The Riverside Company
Bob Morse, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Strattam Capital
Renee Noto, Partner, Brightstar Capital Partners
Scott Spielvogel, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, One Rock Capital Partners
Buyouts Deals Panel 2

The First 100 Days: Operations Playbook To Crush It Out of The Gate


Moderator:Tim Meyer, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Angeles Equity Partners

Speakers:
Sarah Bradley, Partner, Kainos Capital
John Kim, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, HighBar Partners
Ty Schultz, Managing Partner, Transom Capital Group
Samantha Wellington, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, TriNet
VCJ Panel 2

Top Sector-Specific Venture Funds Favored by Limited Partners Today


Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Ben Choi, Managing Director, Legacy Venture
Bill Kirsch, Managing Director, Costella Kirsch
Simon Littlewood, Partner, Li Family Office
Ira Simkhovitch, Vice President, Industry Ventures
11:00 AMBuyouts Funds Panel 3

Benchmarking Today: How LPs are Measuring Performance in Today’s Market


Moderator:Jim Snyder, Partner, Hammond Kennedy Whitney

Speakers:
Natalie Fitch, Vice President, Hamilton Lane
Sean Holland, Principal, Comave Advisors
Buyouts Deals Panel 3

Deal Opportunities in Healthcare


Moderator:Sarah Pringle, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Arneek Multani, Managing Director, Sunstone Partners
Karen Pajarillo, Partner, The Riverside Company
Jay Rose, Partner, Amulet Capital Partners
VCJ Panel 3

Robotics, Space, Drones and AI: Venture Capitalists Discuss Which Frontier Markets are Ripe Today and What Will be Hot Tomorrow


Moderator:Mark Boslet, Senior Editor, Venture Capital Journal

Speakers:
Bulent Altan, Managing Partner, Global Space Ventures
Nuno Goncalves Pedro, Venture Partner, Grishin Robotics
Andreas Stavropoulos, Partner, DFJ
Paul Willard, Partner, Storm Ventures
11:30 AMRoundtables

Diversity is a Good Investment: A Conversation on Equality and Compliance in the Modern Workplace
Host:
Samantha Wellington, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, TriNet

The Cannabis Movement
Host:
TBD

An Update on Blockchain 
Host:
Steve Yardumian, CPA, CGMA, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Partnership Terms & Conditions 
Host:
Kartik Natarajan, Partner, Blue Cloud Ventures

Trends in Benchmarking 
Host:
TBD

12:15 PMNetworking Lunch
1:30 PMSteve Young: From the NFL to Private Equity – 18 Years Later

Steve Young, Co-Founder and Managing Director, HGGC
2:00 PMBuyouts Funds Panel 4

Trends in GP Restructuring of Dated Funds


Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Ross Cameron, Vice President of Acquisitions and Business Development, Spirit Music Group
Gerry Flintoft, Managing Director, TFG Capital Partners
Peter Martenson, Partner, Eaton Partners
Daniel Wieder, Senior Principal, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Buyouts Deals Panel 4

Deal Opportunities in Tech


Moderator:Dietrich Knauth, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Gustavo Alberelli, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Sunstone Partners
Michael Barker, Managing Director, Shea & Company, LLC
Bob Morse, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Strattam Capital
VCJ Panel 4

How the Industry is Reacting to Rewritten Term Sheets and LPAs in the Age of Initial Coin Offerings?


Moderator:Mark Boslet, Senior Editor, Venture Capital Journal

Speakers:
Kyle Lui, Principal, DCM Ventures
Mark Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper
2:30 PMBuyouts Funds Panel 5

Secondary Dry Powder at All-Time High: What are the Drivers Behind LP Interest in this Strategy


Moderator:Lawrence Aragon, Editor in Chief, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Joncarlo Mark, Founder, Upwelling Capital Group
Clifford Meijer, Managing Director, Headway Capital Partners LLP
Matthew Shafer, Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners
Buyouts Deals Panel 5

What You Need to Know About Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies


Moderator:Steve Yardumian, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Speakers:
Mason Borda, CEO & Co-Founder, TokenSoft
Peter Martenson, Partner, Eaton Partners
Gerald Smith, Chief Financial Officer, Data Gumbo Corporation
VCJ Panel 5

From Pre-Seed to Post-Seed and Everything in Between: Seed Investors Discuss What is Drawing the Most Interest and What is the Outlook


Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Adeyemi Ajao, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Base10 Partners
Dan Farrell, Chairman & CEO, Privos Capital
Cindy Padnos, Founder & Managing Partner, Illuminate Ventures
Tim Young, Founding General Partner, Eniac Ventures
3:00 PM
Buyouts Deals Panel 6

Preparing Your Portfolio Company for a Smooth Exit


Moderator:Dietrich Knauth, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Robert Fitzsimmons, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, High Road Capital Partners
John Kim, Managing Director, H.I.G. Capital
Michael McGill, Co-Founder & Managing Director , MHT Partners
VCJ Panel 6

Growth Equity: How is it Evolving in Comparison to Venture and Buyout?


Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
John Ailanjian, General Partner - Head of Investments, Next Play Capital
Logan Alin, General Partner, Fin VC
Steve Sarracino, Managing Partner, Activant Capital
Mike Taylor, Principal, Adams Street Partners
3:30 PMAfternoon Networking Break
4:00 PMBuyouts Funds Panel 7

Long-Dated Vehicles: Advantages and Disadvantages of This New Trend


Moderator:Pete Lubcker, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Speakers:
Paul Kwon, Senior Vice President, Unigestion (US), Ltd
Allen Latta, Managing Director, Campton Private Equity Advisors
Buyouts Deals Panel 7

Generating deals from new sources: family offices, independent sponsors, SPACs


Moderator:Tom Angell, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Speakers:
Liz Griggs, Managing Partner and CEO, Grantchester Group
Doug Kelly, Partner, Farol Asset Management, LP
John Kim, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, HighBar Partners
VCJ Panel 7

As More Venture Firms Harness the Power of Data Analytics, is There Still Room for Gut Instinct?


Moderator:Mark Boslet, Senior Editor, Venture Capital Journal

Speakers:
Paul Arnold, Founder & Partner, Switch Ventures
Chris Farmer, Founder and CEO, SignalFire
Georganne Perkins, Senior Advisor, Fisher Lynch Capital
4:30 PMBuyouts Funds Panel 8

LP Reporting: What is the Gold Standard and What are the Roadblocks in Achieving this Standard?


Moderator:Lawrence Aragon, Editor in Chief, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Kevin Kelly, Founder & CEO, Altvia Solutions, LLC
Ryan McGovern , Managing Director, Star Mountain Capital
Musa Yenni, Managing Partner & President, Yenni Capital Private Equity
Buyouts Deals Panel 8

Deal Opportunities in Consumer Products


Moderator:Sarah Pringle, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Bryan Cummings, Managing Director & Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage, D.A. Davidson & Co.
John Kim, Managing Director, H.I.G. Capital
Matt Klinger, Principal, Twin Bridge Capital Partners
VCJ Panel 8

Shark Tank: Limited Partners Review a Live Venture Capitalist Pitch


Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Doug Atkin, Managing Partner, Communitas Capital
Tyler Christenson, Managing Director, Cross Creek Capital Partners
Chris Douvos, Managing Director, Venture Investment Associates
Morgan Yaping Wang, President , Tsim Hua University Alumni Fund (Yihau Youxin Fund)
5:00 PMNetworking Reception

Agenda - October 4, 2018

TimeFundraising SeminarBuyouts
7:00 AMRegistration Opens & Networking Breakfast
7:30 AMLP only Breakfast
8:20 AMWelcoming Remarks

Speakers:
Vik Magdani, PartnerConnect Director, Buyouts Insider
8:35 AMKeynote

Vincent Letteri, Managing Director, KKR

Moderator:David Toll, Executive Editor , Buyouts Insider
9:05 AMLooking Ahead, Not Back

James Coulter, Co-CEO & Founding Partner, TPG
9:35 AMMorning Networking Break
10:00 AMFundraising Seminar Panel 1

LP Perspectives on Top Do's and Don't's for an Effective Fundraising Pitch


Moderator:Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Editor, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Daryl Brown, Director - Private Markets Group, DuPont Capital Management Corporation
Allen Latta, Managing Director, Campton Private Equity Advisors
Anita Ng, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
Kee Tilghman Rabb, Partner, Private Advisors
Buyouts Panel 9

With Demand for Co-Investments Sky High, How are Managers Finding and Choosing the Right Co-Investors?


Moderator:Lawrence Aragon, Editor in Chief, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Sumeet Jain, General Partner, 7 Global Capital
Christopher Pace, Managing Director, TFG / Lightpath Capital Partners
10:30 AMFundraising Seminar Panel 2

The LPA: Navigating the Standard as well as the Special Terms and Conditions


Moderator:David Toll, Executive Editor , Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Chris Fuller, Managing Partner, Verus Investment Partners
Rachel Lehman, Managing Director, P4G Capital Management
Marcus Stewart, Managing Partner, Day4ward Capital, LLC
Buyouts Panel 10

How to Set up a Direct Co-Investment Program That is Sure to Succeed


Moderator:Lawrence Aragon, Editor in Chief, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Brett Fisher, Managing Director, Fisher Lynch Capital
Zachary Jackson, Vice President, QIC
Matthew Roberts, Director, Blackrock
11:00 AMFundraising Seminar Panel 3

Foundations, Family Offices and Gatekeepers: Understanding Similarities and Differences in Their Diligence Process


Moderator:Mark Boslet, Senior Editor, Venture Capital Journal

Speakers:
Benjamin Bates, Investment Analyst, Crow Holdings Capital Investment Partners
Dhaval Patel, Investment Manager, Tides Foundation
Jay Reinfrank, Vice President, Andina Family Office / The K Funds
Buyouts Panel 11

The Latest On Leverage: An update on the credit markets


Moderator:Sarah Pringle, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Bryan Cummings, Managing Director & Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage, D.A. Davidson & Co.
Bill McLeod, Managing Director, Eaton Partners
Howard Wu, Manging Director, THL Credit
11:30 AMFundraising Seminar Panel 4

How They Did it: Oversubscribed Managers Share Their Secrets to Fundraising Success


Moderator:Dietrich Knauth, Reporter, Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
Ricardo Kanitz, Managing Partner, Spectra Investments
Jim Mahoney, Senior Partner, Huron Capital Partners
Giorgio Riva, Partner, Whitehorse Liquidity Partners
Buyouts Panel 12

Active LPs Detail Diligence Techniques for Assessing Independent Sponsors


Moderator:David Toll, Executive Editor , Buyouts Insider

Speakers:
David Hartford, Senior Advisor, Calibrium
Ryan McGovern , Managing Director, Star Mountain Capital
12:00 PMConference Concludes

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