Xconomy Hosts Investing Legend Peter Brooke: The Photo Gallery

10/29/09Follow @wroush

Last Wednesday, October 21, it was our privilege at Xconomy to provide a stage for a conversation between two legends of the investing world. The guest of honor was Peter Brooke, the founder of Advent International and TA Associates and the man most widely credited with spreading the idea of venture capital and private equity investing to the world outside the United States. Interviewing Brooke was Terry McGuire, the co-founder and general manager of Polaris Venture Partners and chair of the National Venture Capital Association.

The discussion, which ranged from inside stories from Brooke’s investing career to the health of the VC and PE industries amidst global economic uncertainty, drew a packed audience to the 26th-floor conference room at event host WilmerHale. We plan to bring you a full writeup of the event, as well as a video, a bit later—but we thought we’d tide you over with a few pictures from the event.

All of the photographs here were taken by Kevin Vogelsang, a 2009 MIT engineering graduate who volunteered to handle the camera for the evening. You can click on the photos to see larger versions.

Peter Brooke (left) and Terry McGuire

Peter Brooke (left) and Terry McGuire

Left to right: Peter Brooke, Bob Buderi (Xconomy), John Chory (WilmerHale)

Left to right: Peter Brooke, Bob Buderi (Xconomy), John Chory (WilmerHale)

A full house of listeners.

A full house of listeners.

Left to right: Richard Kane (Advent International), Peter Brooke, Michael Ristaino (Advent), Alex Earp (Bank of America)

Left to right: Richard Kane (Advent International), Peter Brooke, Michael Ristaino (Advent), Alex Earp (Bank of America)

Left to right: Linda Hellstrom (Halloran Consulting Group), Laurie Halloran (Halloran Consulting Group), Vijay Chandra (Babson College)

Left to right: Linda Hellstrom (Halloran Consulting Group), Laurie Halloran (Halloran Consulting Group), Vijay Chandra (Babson College)

Left to right: Chris Sheehan (Common Angels), Doug Moon (JP Morgan), Greg Calkins (Xconomy)

Left to right: Chris Sheehan (Common Angels), Doug Moon (JP Morgan), Greg Calkins (Xconomy)

Terry McGuire (left) speaking on stage with Peter Brooke

Terry McGuire (left) speaking on stage with Peter Brooke

The audience at WilmerHale listens raptly.

The audience at WilmerHale listens raptly.

Peter Brooke (right) answers a question from Terry McGuire.

Peter Brooke (right) answers a question from Terry McGuire.

Howard Anderson (Sloan School of Management, MIT) engages Brooke from the floor.

Howard Anderson (Sloan School of Management, MIT) engages Brooke from the floor.

Audience member Wei Yong puts a question to Brooke.

Audience member Wei Yong puts a question to Brooke.

Left to right: Terry McGuire (Polaris Venture Partners), Howard Anderson (MIT), unidentified visitor, Pat McGovern (IDG)

Left to right: Terry McGuire (Polaris Venture Partners), Howard Anderson (MIT), Ruzwana Bashir (Harvard), Pat McGovern (IDG)

Left to right: Noubar Afeyan (Flagship Ventures), Bob Buderi (Xconomy), Vinit Nijhawan (Boston University)

Left to right: Noubar Afeyan (Flagship Ventures), Bob Buderi (Xconomy), Vinit Nijhawan (Boston University)

Wade Roush is a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @wroush

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