Venture Capital and the Year of the Unicorn IPOs

Venture Capital and the Year of the Unicorn IPOs



Following a banner year that saw more than $100 billion in venture capital investments in the US alone—and with some of the most prominent private equity-backed companies expected to go public in 2019—venture capital's future couldn't be more exciting. But what does the continued growth of private equity mean for investors' constant challenge to pick and help build winners? As the length of time that companies stay private increases, how do you think about growth and financing? What does a high concentration of capital in mega-rounds and -funds mean for investors and managers, as well as the small spectrum of the VC industry? Join some of the most prominent names in the space as they discuss recent trends in investment, fundraising, and pockets of opportunities.

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Dan Primack
Business Editor, Axios



Ibrahim Ajami
Head of Venture Capital, Mubadala Investment Company


Dan Levitan
Co-Founder and Partner, Venture Capital Investing, Maveron LLC


Anton Levy
Managing Director and Global Head of Technology, General Atlantic


Akshay Naheta
Managing Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers


Kara Nortman
Partner, Upfront Ventures; Founding Member, AllRaise