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StratComm Summit 2018

October 16, 2018
12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The StratComm Summit provides content, insights on industry best-practices, thought leadership and networking opportunities for communications, marketing and investor relations professionals at VC firms.

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  • 12:00 – Registration Opens
  • 12:00-1:00 – Networking Lunch
  • 12:50-1:00 – Opening Remarks from NVCA
  • 1:00-1:45 – Content Marketing Session
    Now more than ever, content has become a part of marketing and communications for many VC firms. Learn tips, best practices, and what has and hasn’t worked from some of the best content marketers in VC.

    Becky Buckman | Moderator: VP, Marketing and Communications, Battery Ventures
    Catherine Norman: VP, Marketing, Shasta Ventures
    Chantelle Darby: Head of Communications, Accel Partners
  • 1:45-2:15 – Marketing from a GP Perspective
    Joe Horowitz, Managing General Partner, Icon Ventures
  • 2:15-2:45 – VentureForward | NVCA Update
    Maryam Haque: SVP, Industry Advancement, NVCA
    Stephanie Volk: VP, Development, NVCA
  • 2:45-3:00 – Break
  • 3:00-3:45 – Where Do We Grow from Here Session
    With the organization structure at VC firms being so much different than most other types of companies, entering a VC firm can be daunting. In this session, practitioners from the VC industry will share lessons and war stories on networking, developing and building a team.
    Kate Barrett | Moderator: Marketing Partner, NEA
    Stacey Leones
    Nairi Hourdajian: VP, Marketing and Communications, Canaan
    Nicole Pack: VP, Marketing, Venrock
  • 3:45-4:30 – Meet the Press
    Industry reporters discuss the trends, themes and storylines they’re focusing on in the venture and startup industry in 2018 and beyond, and go over best practices for engaging reporters covering VC firms and portfolio companies.
    Teddy Schleifer, Recode
    Tomio Geron, Wall Street Journal
    Kia Kokalitcheva, Axios
    SparkPR Moderator
  • 4:30-6:30 – Networking Reception


Thanks to our sponsor!

And thanks to NEA for hosting the event!