2015 Red Herring Global: Agenda

Tuesday, November 17

7:15 – 9:00pm Welcome Cocktail & Registration

Wednesday, November 18

7:45 – 8:30 Breakfast & Registration

8:30 – 9:00 Opening Comments, Alex Vieux

9:00 – 9:45 Keynote Roundtable: Getting Funded

VC money is flowing to companies across the globe.  However, entrepreneurs still need to meet the right people and say the right things. What do leading investors look for when they sign a term sheet? How do you get in front of the right investors and say the right things?

  • Cathay Innovation, Denis Barrier, Managing Director
  • Citi Ventures, Gaurav Tewari, Executive Director
  • Gobi Partners, Ken Xu, Managing Director
  • Greylock Partners, Kyle Anderson, Senior Associate

9:45 – 10:30 Keynote Session: Smart Money

What matters most when looking for an investor? How can entrepreneurs ensure they get the funding they need while reaping the benefits of an experienced and knowledgeable mentor? What are the pitfalls and traps lying in wait in the maze that leads to an investor’s pocketbook?

  • Marketeeria, Michael Terpin, Founder & CEO
  • OnRamp Fund, Lawrence Ng, Founder & CEO
  • Sierra Ventures, Tim Stanley, Partner

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45 Keynote Session: Success Stories & Lessons Learned

A successful entrepreneur with invaluable experience shares his insights, strategies and recipes for success.

  • Ixia, Bob Shaw, Senior Vice President of Marketing

11:45 – 12:15 Keynote Session: The Drive to Innovate

As technology’s sophistication accelerates at an exponential rate, how can entrepreneurs ensure their companies stay ahead of the innovation curve? What factors need to be in place to ensure that creativity and the development of groundbreaking ideas can flourish?

  • Course Hero, Andrew Grauer, Co-founder and CEO

1:30 – 3:30 Presentations: Red Herring Global Finalists

3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 – 6:00 Presentations: Red Herring Global Finalists

7:00 – 9:00 Cocktail & Dinner Reception

Thursday, November 19

7:45 – 8:15 Breakfast & Registration

8:30 – 9:00 Opening Comments, Alex Vieux

9:00 –  10:00 Keynote Presentations: Industry Updates and Insights

  • Blumberg Capital, David Blumberg, Managing Partner
  • GCA Savvian Advisors, Steven Fletcher Managing Director

10:00 – 10:30 Keynote Session: Investing in Growth

What is the longer term outlook for venture investing and especially for growth investing? How have the changes in the cost of funding a startup over the past 20 years affected the numbers and quality of new companies? What are the technologies that are changing the investment required to achieve success as an entrepreneur? One of the most respected firms/investor shares his insights, advice and experience.

  • Meritech Capital Partners, Paul Madera, Managing Director

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45  Keynote Roundtable: From Alpha to Exit

Tech IPOs such as Alibaba, GoPro, Twitter, and Hortonworks have made headlines consistently over the past few years. Yet there are far more M&A deals than IPOs.  Is there a clear map leading to an exit?  How do you manage growth and build the strong foundation that will support growth and an aeventual successful exit?

  • GCA Savvian Advisors, Steven Fletcher, Managing Director
  • Emergence Capital Partners, Alison Wagonfeld, Operating Partner
  • Meritech Capital Partners, Paul Madera, Managing Director
  • RedSeal, Ray Rothrock, Chairman & CEO
  • Xceedium, Glenn Hazard, Chairman & CEO

11:45 – 12:30 Keynote Roundtable: Working with the Corporates

One of the most daunting hurdles an entrepreneur may face is doing a deal with a large corporate. The different culture, speed and set of priorities can make for a tricky encounter. How does a private company reach out to the giants? What is their vetting process?  How can they make sure to make a good first impression?

  • Box, Roger Murff, Vice President of Business Development
  • Intel Capital, Sumeet Jain, Partner
  • Samsung Electronics, Kevin Morrow, Vice President, Partnerships & Business Development
  • Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, Jay Onda, Director of Strategic Investments and Venture Partner

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 Presentations: Red Herring Global Finalists

3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 – 6:00 Presentations: Red Herring Global Finalists

7:00 – 10:00 Red Herring 100 Global Award Ceremony & Dinner

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