2017 Top 100 North America: Agenda

Monday, June 12

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

Tuesday, June 13

7:00 – 8:15            Breakfast & Registration

8:15 – 8:40           “Introduction”

8:40 – 9:20           Keynote: “Going to the Dark Side”

  • Eric Benhamou, Founder & General Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures

9:20 – 10:00         Keynote: “Going from Investing to Running Companies”

  • Ajay Shah, Founding Managing Partner, Silver Lake Sumeru

10:00 – 10:15       Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:00        Roundtable Session: “VC Funding in 2017: Too much money, too few deals?”

  • Carey Lai, Co-Founder & General Partner, LUMA Capital Partners
  • Hing Wong, Managing Director, Walden International
  • Michael Mathiesen, Chairman, Evendo, 2M Invest

11:00 – 11:45       “Fireside Chat with Tim Guleri”

  • Tim Guleri, Managing Director, Sierra Ventures

11:45- 12:30          Roundtable Session: “Trading Places”

  • Alexander Krongard, Managing Director, Signal Hill
  • Robert Freiman, Director, GCA

12:30 – 1:30          Lunch

1:30 – 3:30            Presentations:  Top 100 North America Finalists

3:30 – 4:00           Coffee Break

4:00 – 6:00           Presentations:  Top 100 North America Finalists

7:00 – 9:00            Cocktail & Dinner Reception

Wednesday, June 14

7:00 – 8:15            Breakfast & Registration

8:15–  8:45            “Introduction”

8:45 – 9:45            Roundtable Session: “What did we learn from 25 years of venture capital?”

  • Yves Sisteron, Managing Partner, Upfront Ventures
  • Kyle Lui, Principal, DCM Ventures

9:45 – 10:20           Roundtable Session: “Corporate VC”

  • Arjun Metre, Investment Director, Intel Capital
  • Gaurav Tewari, Managing Director, Citi Ventures

10:20 – 10:30         Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:05          Keynote: “Is the IPO still the ultimate dream?”

  • Jeff Thomas, VP, Head of Western US Listings, Nasdaq

11:05 – 11:35           Keynote: “Growth Capital: The New IPO?”

  • Scott Kirk, VP, Technology Crossover Ventures

11:35 – 12:30          Roundtable Session: “Building a Unicorn”

  • Marc Carlson, VP Enterprise Vertical Markets, DocuSign
  • Steve O’Hanlon, President & CEO, Numerix
  • Jean Luc Robert, Chairman & CEO, Kyriba
  • Kay Iversen, CEO, Market Logic Software
  • Nahum Nelson, Co-Founder & CEO, Zadara Storage

12:30 – 1:30           Lunch

1:30 – 3:30             Presentations:  Top 100 North America Finalists

3:30 – 4:00             Coffee Break

4:00 – 6:00            Presentations: Top 100 North America Finalists

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