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.
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: Gil Penchina, John O'Farrell, and Saar Gur
on "Thoughts On The Exit From An Investor's Perspective"
Gil is an angel investor in 50+ startups with $10 billion in exits (LinkedIn, PayPal, Viddy, Fastly, etc).
Saar is a VC at Charles River Ventures and an instructor at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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)
We look forward to having you join us!
ps-- if you are a friend or client of VA or Foley, ping us for a passcode.
pps-- Due to a very limited number of tickets for this event, refunds are not available.