12:00pm — 1:30pm
Tips on scaling to hyper growth that have nothing to do with bottomless bank accounts. This panel of VCs and entrepreneurs will discuss what got them here and the potholes to avoid.
Hot topics will include:
• Perks ≠ culture
• Money should be a turbo charger, not a problem solver. Doing more with less
• Constant organizational change/iteration
• How to make sure you are still having fun
Panel of VCs and entrepreneurs:
Jaclyn Freeman // Moderator
Jaclyn focuses on investments, operations, platform, and legal review for FG Next. Prior to joining Foundry, she practiced law, advising clients on early stage finance, private equity, and M&A. While earning her JD/MBA at CU Boulder, Jaclyn served as Exec. Director of Startup Colorado, where she caught the “startup bug.” Between Red Rocks concerts and skiing the Rockies, she is thrilled to call Colorado home.
Chris is considered a pioneer in developing data and platform strategies. He has worked closely with some of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing technology companies to help them formulate and execute their platform strategies. He is also Founder and Chairman of the largest non-profit organization focused on the impact of social platforms and data. Chris’s view on the importance of data as it relates to global matters of health and safety have been shared across the world including at The White House and the United Nations.
Nicky leads Nova’s operations and business development. She grew up in the UK in a Greek family, and has a background in consulting (Bain & Co) and financial inclusion. Nicky holds a BA from Cambridge and an MBA from Stanford.
Lawrence Hester is the Co-Founder and CEO of FareHarbor, the leading online booking platform for tours & activity providers. Under his leadership, FareHarbor has grown from a small, family-run business to the largest software provider in the industry, with nearly 50,000 bookable activities nationwide and internationally, and over 175 employees across 5 offices. Lawrence serves as a mentor for Denver-based Travelport Labs and is active in the Denver startup community.
Philip Vorobeychik has been at Insight Venture Partners since 2010, with a focus on infrastructure and application software companies. Philip has been involved in 19 stand-alone investments and 20 add-on acquisitions spanning over 10 countries. He currently serves as a board member at Kaseya, FireMon, Thycotic, LiveAction, Tricentis, QASymphony, Prevalent, Resolve Systems, and N2W, and works closely with the management teams at Veeam, Cylance, and others. These investments include both small and mid-sized companies, with a variety of capital structures and exit strategies.
Mark Goldberg leads investments in real estate, insurance and financial technology companies in the U.S. for Index Ventures, a global venture capital fund that has invested more than $4 billion over the last 20 years. He was previously at Dropbox, where he held various leadership positions on the business team and helped the company scale from 200 to 1,500 people. Mark started his career at Morgan Stanley in New York.
...And more speakers to come.