Director, Silicon Flatirons Centers' Entrepreneurship Initiative
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
VP of Research and Special Initiatives, Google
Founder, Gilt Groupe
Details from the registration page:
Welcome to the sixth Startup Exits event on January 17.
Our goal: deliver the best “exit hacks,” deal tips, and pitfall-avoidance techniques from the greatest minds in the business. Our recipe for fun:
Recruit an all-star panel from the most active acquirers in Silicon Valley
Get Keynote and VC speakers who’ve sold startups and have killer war stories & advice
Cherry-pick the best and brightest tech startup CEOs and CTOs to attend
Mix everyone together, lubricate with great wine and beer, and see what happens.
Join successful entrepreneurs and startup acquisition professionals for a special evening event in San Francisco on the topic of “Startup Exits.” Hear war stories from entrepreneurs who’ve sold their companies– how they did it, what they learned, and what they would do differently next time. Meet M&A teams from some of the most active acquirers in Silicon Valley. Learn what types of startups they’re looking to buy, how their processes work, and how you can best position your company for a healthy acquisition. Network with fellow startup founders while enjoying appetizers and an open bar.
Hosts: VentureArchetypes and Foley & Lardner, LLP
Keynote: John O’Farrell on “Optimizing The Exit: Lessons From The Trenches”
John is a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz; previously, he led strategic M&A at Opsware which acquired four companies before being sold to HP for $1.6B; prior to A16Z, he was a VP at Silver Springs Network.
Fireside Chat: (speakers to be announced) “Thoughts On The Exit From A VC’s Perspective”
Panel: “Startup M&A– Optimizing The Exit”
Ilya Fushman, Corporate Development, Dropbox
Robin Bordoli, Corporate Development, Marketo
Kenny Tucker, Corporate Development, Jive Software
Mike Fitzgerald, Corporate Development, Exact Target
Ryan Aytay, SVP Partnerships & Alliances, Salesforce
Zack Urlocker, COO, Zendesk (and previously, MySql)
Nathan Beckord, Principal, VentureArchetypes Startup Advisors (Moderator)