Cloud, enterprise, and b2b startups are white hot. Deal making in the industry is set to accelerate at a torrid pace, fueled by numerous fast-growing, well-funded competitors chasing market and mind share.
Is this a long-term macro trend, or a short window of opportunity for startups? Will funding continue, or will we see more early stage exits and/or acqui-hires? What companies are making acquisitions and what are they looking for? How can cloud startups use M&A and strategic partnering to drive growth? How are privately-held companies planning their exit? These and other topics will be discussed by our panel of experts. Come join in the fun.
When, where, what:
When: Thursday, January 17th from 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Rocketspace, 181 Fremont Street, San Francisco (Ticket Required!)
What: Startup Exits: Deal-Making In The Cloud. Panel and mixer featuring M&A principals from leading acquirers, as well as VCs and entrepreneurs who have sold their startups. Cocktails and networking.
Who Should Attend: Startup founders, investors, and corporate development professionals. Given the makeup of the panel and the nature of the topics, founders from cloud, enterprise, and B2B startups will gain the most value.
Register: Register by clicking here ( http://startupexitscloud.eventbrite.com/) and tell your friends via FB, Twitter, etc. (please click the like button and/or Tweet about the event at the bottom of the page.)
Space is limited – preference is given to startup founders. We will open it up to others as space allows. Due to very limited capacity, we are unable to offer refunds.
5:00PM Doors Open
5:45-6:00PM Todd Rumberger – Top 10 Deal Considerations From A Legal Perspective
6:00-6:30PM 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.
6:30-7:15PM VC Fireside Chat with John O’Farrel, Saar Gur, and Gil Penchina.
From left to right:
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, Founder, VentureArchetypes and Foundersuite.com
8:30PM-on Audience Q&A and Additional Networking