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Wednesday, July 21 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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 dealsWhat 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. 

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