Premier Half-day conference

February 12, 2020
11:00AM – 3:30PM

NeueHouse Madison Square
110 East 25th Street
New York, New York 10010

PrivTech Invest, presented by Grit Capital Partners, is a premier and limited-invitation industry gathering that connects venture capital GP’s, Corporate VC’s, LP’s, family offices, and foundations – with growth stage private CEO’s and experts. At this intimate nexus of the venture ecosystem, you will gain proprietary insight on the state of the market for investing in private technology companies through fund vehicles, and direct investing.

Whether you are a VC, PE firm, LP, family office, angel, corporate innovation team, service provider or growth stage private company, PrivTechInvest is where it all comes together. A compact, half-day format, and an exclusive curated group will maximize your time while delivering opportunity and insight to your organization.

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SPEAKERS

Milind Mehere

Founder & CEO, YieldStreet

Carolyn Saacke

Chief Operating Officer, Capital Markets – NYSE

Herb Engert

New York Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Jon Chu

Chief Product Officer, Privco

Paul Palmieri

General Partner, Grit Capital Partners

Joel Albarella

SVP, New York Life Ventures

Samer Hamadeh

Founder and CEO, Zeel

Mike Flannery

General Partner, Grit Capital Partners

Jonathan Ebinger

General Partner, Bluerun Ventures

Jed Kleckner

CEO, Delivery.com

Jennifer Byrne

CEO, Quesnay, Inc.

Chetan Sharma

Principal, Chetan Sharma Consulting

Edwina Johnson

COO, Alloy

Matthew Bellows

Co Founder and CEO, Bodeswell

Mike Mulica

Executive Chairman, Alef Edge

Julia Huang

Managing Director, Amex Ventures

Agenda

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Arrival/Check-In:

11:00AM – 11:15AM

Session 1:

Making Sense of the NY Private Company Landscape

11:15AM – 12:00PM

In this opening session, EY’s Managing Partner for NY sits down for an interview about what is working for mid to late stage private companies. We will discuss the changing landscape, the market for IPO’s, the growth of the financial sponsor exit, and key themes for 2020.

Moderator: Paul Palmieri – General Partner, Grit Capital Partners
Guest: Herb Engert – NY Managing Partner, EY

Lunch Presentation:

Investing in the Privates, venture and beyond

12:00PM – 12:45PM

PrivCo shares proprietary insights, only for attendees, on the private company market, the category’s changing persona, and emerging approaches to identify opportunity for investments in the space.

Speaker: Jon Chu – Chief Product Officer, PrivCo

Session 2:

FinTech and InsurTech in focus

12:45PM – 1:30PM

Jennifer Byrne, Managing Partner of Quesnay leads a panel of CEO’s and investors who are actively cultivating opportunities in the fertile ground of FinTech and InsurTech in NYC. The panel includes both corporates and startups who are accessing the opportunities in these industries through private company investment and growth.

Moderator: Jennifer Byrne – CEO, Quesnay, Inc.
Panelists: Joel Albarella – Founder and SVP of New York Life Ventures
Matthew Bellows – CEO, Bodeswell
Edwina Johnson – COO, Alloy
Julia Huang – Managing Director, Amex Ventures

BREAK:

1:30PM – 1:45PM

Session 3:

Growth Stage Privates in NY

1:45PM – 2:30PM

A discussion of NY based late-stage private company CEOs and investors, who give insight into the 2020 environment for growth, impact of key market movements in 2019, alternatives for exits, and how companies and investors should view the opportunity in 2020 and beyond.

Moderator: Michael Flannery – General Partner, Grit Capital Partners
Panelists: Jed Kleckner – CEO, Delivery.com
Jonathan Ebinger – General Partner, Bluerun Ventures
Samer Hamadeh – CEO, Zeel

Session 4:

Fireside Chat – Private Investment Opportunities in 5G

2:30PM – 3:00PM

In this fireside chat, a key global authority on 5G evolution discusses 5G with the lens of its impact on new company creation, opportunities to invest, and comparisons to the early cloud opportunity.

Moderator: Mike Mulica – Executive Chairman, Alef Edge
Guest: Chetan Sharma – Principal, Chetan Sharma Consulting

Session 5:

Fireside Chat – New Markets for Financial Products

3:00PM – 3:30PM

A wide-ranging discussion around opening new markets for private investing in both debt and equity, with the Founder and CEO of YieldStreet.

Moderator: Carolyn Saacke – Chief Operating Officer, Capital Markets, NYSE
Guest: Milind Mehere – Founder and CEO, YieldStreet

Closing Remarks/Mingling/Departure:

3:30PM

Grit Capital Partners is an early stage investment firm, focused on technology, and comprised of investor entrepreneurs. The firm invests in high potential teams who seek to disrupt industries with technology and data, and are on a path to change the world. The combination of a powerful idea, an addressable market, and a world class team provides significant advantage when combined with our acceleration network of entrepreneurs, executives, and technology veterans at the top of their game.

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