In 2020, fundraising for technology funds surpassed every other year on record, totaling $63.1 billion across 45 funds according to Pitchbook. With attractive recurring revenue streams, the potential for low-capital intensity growth and favorable tailwinds, technology has been a refuge for investors. Join today’s leading investors and executives in technology for networking, education and dealflow opportunities.
12:00 PM ET | FIRESIDE CHAT: KELLY FORD BUCKLEY, EDISON PARTNERS
Kelly Ford Buckley, Edison Partners
Sarah Camougis, Choate, Hall & Stewart (moderator)
Kelly Ford Buckley is General Partner at Edison Partners where she leads investments in SaaS and fintech and pioneers the Edison Edge operating platform. Kelly is a “technology optimist” who joins us to share her journey establishing, investing and advising high growth tech companies, breaking new ground along the way.
12:30 PM ET | PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT OUTLOOK
Julia Senior, M/C Partners
Hillary Fleischer, Strattam Capital
Hollie Moore Haynes, Luminate Capital
Rebecca Wilsker, Choate, Hall & Stewart (moderator)
As private companies increasingly turn to technology to modernize their business, private equity investors nationwide are stepping up to fund the latest technologies. With a record year of fundraising in 2020, where is capital being deployed? Which sectors are most attractive and why? We’ll hear from three investors as they navigate current opportunities in the technology market.
1:00 PM ET | SPEED NETWORKING
Speed Networking is one-on-one conversations with a member of the audience for up to four minutes.
1:30 PM ET | CEO PERSPECTIVES: SCALING TECH COMPANIES
Allison Robinson, The Mom Project
Amena Ali, Airside Mobile
Dru Armstrong, Grace Hill
Kristen Hearon, Accordian (moderator)
Three CEOs at leading private equity backed tech firms join us to share their story building and scaling a software company in the current market environment. How did they get started? What challenges are these founders navigating today and what’s next?
2:00 PM ET | CAPITAL MARKETS AND M&A OUTLOOK
Karen Snow, NASDAQ
Peg Jackson, Stifel
Doug Mangum, Texas Capital Bank
Majla Custo, Owl Rock
Susan Blanco, Capital Clarity (moderator)
As private equity tech activity continues to roar, how are investment professionals structuring their deals? What strategies are private equity sponsors and lenders implementing? We’ll explore how decision-makers view financing opportunities for the current market environment.
2:40 PM ET | PEER TO PEER ROUNDTABLES
Venture – Lisa Foussianes, Signature Bank
Middle Market / Buyouts – Susan Parker, Choate, Hall & Stewart
An opportunity to turn on your audio and video and network with industry peers!
3:10 PM ET | SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: INFORMATION SECURITY
Hannah Huffman, NightDragon
Connie Qian, Forgepoint Capital
Shaistah Bahrainwala, GI Partners
Christine Tetherly-Lewis, ACA (moderator)
Recent cyberattacks stress that immediate threats persist enterprises of all sizes. Which companies addressing gaps in supply chain and infrastructure? Where are investors focused? We’ll dive into current opportunities and challenges that define the information security sector.
3:40 PM ET | SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
Lisa Calhoun, Valor Ventures
Jane Levy Vance, Cove Hill Partners
Elizabeth De Saint Aignan, Sun Capital Partners
Mara Huntington, Signature Bank (moderator)
From marketing to payment systems to human resource management, enterprise software is disrupting many businesses. How are venture and private equity investors navigating this competitive marketplace? We’ll discuss current valuations, fundraising, deal activity and consolidation within the sector.
4:10 PM ET | SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: FINTECH
Dana Wright, MATH Ventures
Anna Tye, The Carlyle Group
Joanne Yuan, Turn / River
Ayla Queiroga, Accordian (moderator)
Fintech companies charge the market with a series of new technology: budgeting apps, mobile payments, blockchain and cryptocurrency. What’s next? We’ll explore how private investment in fintech has evolved over the past decade and what’s next?
4:40 PM ET | FIRESIDE CHAT: RUDINA SESERI
Rudina Seseri, Glasswing Ventures
Agata Praczuk, MetLife Investment Management (moderator)
Rudina Seseri is Founder and Manager Partner at Glasswing Ventures leading investments in enterprise, platform, and security startups that harness the power of AI and frontier technologies. Rudina joins us to explore the transformative nature of AI and automation, their real-world applications, and the competitive advantage they deliver in this virtual Fireside Chat.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Investors – Venture capital, growth equity, private equity, corporate venture, private debt, and other lenders.
Executives – C-Suite executives at public and private technology companies.
Advisors – Investment bankers, consultants, attorneys, and healthcare and private equity industry advisors.
Hopin is a virtual event platform with multiple interactive areas that are optimized for connecting and engaging. Attendees can move in and out of rooms just like an in-person event for both content and connections.
- Direct equity and debt investors into companies, developments, or projects.
- Executives of private and public companies, excluding all service providers.
- Service providers to investors and companies.
- Includes Accounting Firms, Consulting Firms, Commercial Broker, Executive Search, Fund Administrators, Insurance Firms, Law Firms, and Software Providers.