PreMoney Agenda

Time Session Speaker
8:00AM–9:00AM Coffee Talk: Badges, Bagels & Caffeine
9:00AM–9:10AM PreMoney Preamble: Welcome from 500 Startups
  • Dave McClure, @davemcclure > Founding Partner, 500 Startups
9:10AM–9:40AM Y Combinator: The Sequel—Sam Altman On The Future Of The Original Accelerator
9:40AM–9:50AM Venture-nomics: The Death Of Mid-Stage & Birth Of The Long-Run VC Play
  • Scott Kupor, @skupor > Partner and COO, Andreessen Horowitz
9:50AM–10:00AM Venture-nomics: The Explosion Of Micro-Funds & The LP Fatigue Epidemic
10:00AM–10:20AM Is The Sky Falling?: Suster vs. Kupor On The (Ad)Venturous Road Ahead
  • Scott Kupor, @skupor > Partner and COO, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Mark Suster, @msuster > Partner, Upfront Ventures
  • Dave McClure, @davemcclure > Founding Partner, 500 Startups
10:20AM–10:40AM BREAK
10:40AM–11:00AM Dan Primack & Dave McClure: 4 Years of Moneyball & 800 Startups Later, What Have We Learned?
11:00AM–11:40AM The LP POV: Perspectives On VC From The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
11:40AM–12:10PM Naval Ravikant: Everything You Need To Know About Syndicates & The Future Of AngelList
12:10PM–1:10PM LUNCH
1:10PM–1:20PM ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Dave McClure, @davemcclure > Founding Partner, 500 Startups
STRATEGY TRACK 1 (GRAND BALLROOM A/B): GLOBETROTTERS: INVESTING IN EMERGING MARKETS
1:20PM–1:40PM The Global VC: Southeast Asia
  • Adrian Vanzyl, @adrianvanzyl > Co-Founder & CEO , Ardent Capital
1:40PM–2:00PM The Global VC: China
2:00PM–2:20PM The Global VC: Middle East
2:20PM–2:40PM The Global VC: Israel
2:40PM–3:00PM BREAK
STRATEGY TRACK 1 (GRAND BALLROOM A/B): TRENDSETTERS: INVESTING IN VERTICAL MARKETS
3:00PM–3:20PM SaaS Money Metrics: Why VCs Should Focus More on Retention Than Growth
  • Jules Maltz, @JulesMaltz > General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
3:20PM–3:40PM Hardwired For Hardware: What Investors Need To Know BEFORE They Jump In
3:40PM–4:00PM What Ever Happened To Taking Risk?: Marketplaces & Why VCs Need To Rethink Innovation
  • Rob Hayes, @robhayes > Partner, First Round Capital
4:00PM–4:20PM Mobile Is The Future Of YOU: Why We Should Pay Attention To Wearables & The Quantified Self
  • Tim Chang, @timechange > Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
4:20PM–4:40PM BREAK
MODELS & OPS TRACK 2 (GRAND BALLROOM C): THE MACRO OF MICRO: ACCELERATORS, ANGELS & MICRO-VCs
1:20PM–1:40PM Who's On First?: A Play-by-Play Guide To The Early Stage Leaderboard
1:40PM–2:00PM Accelerating The Accelerator: New Strategies & Approaches To Rapid Growth
2:00PM–2:20PM OK Cupid: What Angels Should Look For In Startups & Vice Versa
  • Elad Gil, @eladgil > Serial Entrepreneur, Stealth Startup
2:20PM–2:40PM Micro-Waves: 10 Years Of Cycles,Trends & Mistakes In Early Stage...& What You Can Learn From Them
  • Jeff Clavier, @jeff > Founder and Managing Partner , SoftTech VC
2:40PM–3:00PM BREAK
MODELS & OPS TRACK 2 (GRAND BALLROOM C): INSIDE THE VC FIRM: BOARDROOM STRATEGIES & INSIGHTS
3:00PM–3:20PM The Fundraising Trenches: How I Closed A $300M Fund In 92 Days
  • Kate Mitchell, @KateDMitchell > Co-Founder & Partner, Scale Venture Partners
3:20PM–3:40PM Seed Is The New A: What The Seed Stage Explosion Means For Every Investor
3:40PM–4:00PM The Wind-Down Round: Navigating Liability When Startups Fail
4:00PM–4:20PM Exit Here: The Investor's Guide to Avoiding M&A Landmines
4:20PM–4:40PM BREAK
OFF THE RECORD TRACK 3 (UNION SQUARE): NO-NONSENSE, ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS (NO TWEETING, NO RECORDING, 100% OFF THE RECORD)
1:20PM–2:40PM VC Hard Knocks: An Off-The-Record Chat About Managing Dysfunction, Down Rounds & More
2:40PM–3:00 PM BREAK
OFF THE RECORD TRACK 3 (UNION SQUARE): NO-NONSENSE, ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS (NO TWEETING, NO RECORDING, 100% OFF THE RECORD)
3:00PM–4:20PM Off The Record: What No One Tells You About Angel Investing (But SHOULD)
4:20PM–4:40PM BREAK
4:40PM–5:00PM Google Ventures: Bill Maris On What "Innovating Venture Capital" Really Means
  • Bill Maris, @billmaris > Managing Partner, Google Ventures
5:00PM–5:40PM VCs Are From Mars, Corporates Are From Venus: Can't We All Just Get Along?
5:40PM–6:10PM The Final Frontier: Keith Rabois & Dave McClure On The Future Of VC
6:10PM–7:10PM RECEPTION & NETWORKING

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