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NVCA Corporate Venture Summit

October 22, 2015
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

You are invited to engage in a unique experience designed for corporate venturing leaders and innovation officers who will gather in Sunnyvale, CA on October 22, to share best practices, create opportunities to collaborate in areas of common interest and build networks with other venture capitalists.

Held at Plug and Play Tech Center, this one-day event will explore how best to chart a new course for greater success as a CVC in working with business units, CEOs, financial VCs, venture debt lenders and more.



7:30 – 8:45a

Registration and Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00a Welcome and Opening Remarks         
Janice Mawson and Bobby Franklin, NVCA
Corporate Venture Group 2015 Highlights     
Matt McElhattan, Munich RE/HSB Ventures – CVG Chair
9:00 – 9:15a Message from Saeed Amidi, Founder & CEO, Plug and Play Tech Center
9:15 – 10:00a Keynote and Fireside Chat
Steve Bowsher, Executive VP of Investments, In-Q-Tel
Interviewed by: Vanessa Colella, Citigroup
10:00 – 10:30a CVC Key Trends    
Moderator: Christina Karapataki, Schlumberger
Michael Brigl, Boston Consulting Group
Toby Lewis, Global Corporate Venturing
John Gabbert, PitchBook
10:30 – 11:00a Networking Break
11:00 – 12:00p Venture Debt: Uses, Trends and Terms
Moderator: Paul Sestili, Rogers Venture Partners
Matt Trotter, SVB
Pamela Martinson, Sidley Austin
Tim Jenkins, 4Info
Kevin Sheehan, Multiplier Capital
12:00 – 1:00p Breakout Sessions
Director vs. Observer Board Participation: Marc Gottschalk, Sidley Austin
IP Strategy – Licensing Models: Pat Patnode, GE Ventures
Accelerator/Incubator Strategies: Constance Freedman, Moderne Ventures
Building CVC Team Competence: Neal Dikeman, Shell Technology Ventures
Crowdfunding: Alex Mittal, FundersClub
Corporate Commercialization Centers – concept discussion: Tony Stanco, NCET2
1:00 – 1:45p Networking Luncheon
1:45 – 2:45p From the Business Unit’s Mouth – Working with CVC Groups
Moderator: Jack Crawford, Velocity Venture Capital
Ray Schuder, Hewlett Packard Ventures
Logan Browne, Cyber Security Director
Jim Lussier, Dell Ventures
Gayathri Radhakrishnan, Strategy & Corporate Development Director
John Gardner, Nokia Growth Partners
Mike Becker, Automotive for HERE, a Nokia Company
2:45 – 3:45p Corporate Venture Capital – Thumbs Up or Down?
Moderator: Jim Lussier, Dell Ventures
Tim Guleri, Sierra Ventures
Jeff Crowe, Norwest Venture Partners
Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz
Ashu Garg, Foundation Capital
3:45 – 4:00p Networking Break
4:00 – 4:50p CEO Panel – Corporate Venture Capital Doing it Right
Moderator: Alastair Goldfisher, Venture Capital Journal
Charlie Duncheon, Grabit
Vinny Lingham, Gyft
Bill Santana Li, Knightscope
Yan-David Erlich, Wearable Intelligence
4:50 – 5:00p Summit Wrap Up
5:00 – 6:00p Closing Reception

Wines Provided by SVB


We have reached capacity and are no longer accepting registrations. To be added to the wait list, please contact Allyson Chappell at achappell@nvca.org.

 Nearby Accommodations:

  • Residence Inn Sunnyvale Silicon Valley II: 408-720-8893 (free shuttle service to PnP)
  • Four Points by Sheraton – Sunnyvale: 408-738-4888
  • Ramada Sunnyvale/Silicon Valley: 408-245-5330

Added Bonus…

Come early to experience the Plug and Play Retail + Fin Tech Expo, which takes place on October 21st!  You will receive a discount code for 50% off the current registration fee, once you’ve registered for the NVCA Summit.  The link here provides Expo details, which includes a networking reception for all Summit attendees.

With Many Thanks to our Generous Sponsor