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Venture Shift NY - November 17, 2011

The business of Venture Capital is undergoing a once in a generation disruption. This shift is having profound implications for how an entrepreneur starts, grows, and ultimately exits a company.

Bullpen and Vator began a discussion about this topic in the summer with Peter Thiel keynoting our event: Venture Shift San Francisco. Many asked us to continue this conversation and as a result we are happy to announce Venture Shift New York.

Venture Shift will be held on November 17 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, and will kick off at 4 pm with an open wine bar throughout the night. We have an all star speaker line up.  The full agenda follows. You can register here:Venture Shift NY.

4:00 to 5:10 -  Networking, snacks

5:10 to 5:20 - Opening remarks: Bambi Francisco from Vator and Paul Martino from Bullpen

5:20 to 5:50  - Panel No. 1: How angels and super angels/micro-cap VC funds are changing the stakes and making a new ecosystem
Daniel Garrie (Pulse Advisory), Roger Erhenberg (IA Ventures), David Tisch (TechStars), Owen Davis (NYC Seed), Micah Rosenbloom (Founder Collective), Moderator: Bruce Taragin (Blumberg Capital)

5:50 to 6:15 - Keynote: Barry Silbert, CEO and founder, SecondMarket

6:15 to 6:45 - Panel No. 2: Money finds a way: How secondary markets have opened up new financing options
David Cundey (Credit Suisse), Spencer Punter (Capital Dynamics), John Avirett (Greenspring), Brian Hutchings (Gunderson), moderator: Duncan Davidson (Bullpen)

6:45 to 7:00 - Floating Point 1 – Billy Chasen, CEO and co-founder, Turntable.fm

7:00 to 7:40 - Snacks, drinks and networking

7:40 to 7:55 - Floating Point 2 – Michael Lazerow, CEO and founder, Buddy Media

7:55 to 8:25 - Panel No. 3: Has the traditional VC industry been forced to pivot by the rise of angels, super angels, incubators, etc? (New vs Old)
James Robinson (RRE), Tony Florence (NEA), Howard Morgan (First Round Capital), Gil Beyda (Genacast), Bobby Ocampo (Grotech), moderator: Rich Melmon (Bullpen)

8:25 to 8:50 - Keynote: Mark Suster, Partner, GRP

8:50 to 9:20 - Panel No. 4: Super angels, micro-VC, options buyers: Which early-stage strategy is best?
Adam Smith (AOL Ventures), Rick Heitzmann (FirstMark), Lee Hower (Next View), Lewis Gersh (Metamorphic), moderator: Ezra Roizen (Ackrell Capital)

9:20 to 10:00 - More networking time


I hope you can join us.



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