Xconomy’s NY Venture Forum to Feature Insights From Gilt

12/15/11Follow @arleneweintraub

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder and chief merchandising officer of Gilt Groupe, knows a thing or two about attracting venture capital. Gilt—which holds limited time, online “flash” sales of clothing, accessories, and travel offerings—was founded in 2007 and raised $80 million in several rounds of financing. Then, in May of this year, Gilt raised an incredible $138 million more.

On February 1, Wilkis Wilson and Gilt co-founder Alexis Maybank will be featured speakers at Xconomy’s New York Venture Emergence Forum, a half-day conference during which entrepreneurs and VCs will share the stage to pass along their startup stories and wisdom about creating great companies. Joining the Gilt duo will be Nick Beim, general partner at Matrix Partners, one of Gilt’s main investors.

We’ll also have keynote chats from the likes of Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson, Spark Capital’s Todd Dagres, and Second Market CEO Barry Silbert. And there will be brief presentations from recently launched companies, including a website for pampered pooches, BarkBox. Check out the full lineup here.

Xconomy Forum: New York’s Venture Emergence will take place at the Apella Event Space at Alexandria Center for Life Science from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 1. If you act quickly, you can still get the Holiday Special and save on your ticket price. Please join Xconomy to learn all about Gilt’s success and other great NYC entrepreneurship stories.

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