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Innovations in Financing Venture Capital Growth Equity and Buyouts

4/17/2013 6:00 PM - 4/18/2013 8:30 PM

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[AUS] Innovations in Financing - Venture Capital, Growth Equity and Buyouts

Apr 17, 2013 06:00pm - Apr 18, 2013 08:30pm

(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Dinner Program

Category: Austin Chapter Event


Innovations in Financing - Venture Capital, Growth Equity and Buyouts

Wednesday, April 17

6:00 PM, Traditional Dinner Program

AT&T Center

The years since the downturn have seen a great reshuffling of the traditional venture capital industry. As the capital required to launch a business plummeted, new financing models including incubators, crowdfunding and super angels emerged to fund a large group of new start-ups. Five years later, the “Lean Start-up” companies are maturing. How are later stage investors preparing to finance this wave of companies?

Come discuss the changing financing landscape with venture capitalists and growth equity financiers who are on the edge of the next wave.

How does growth equity differ from traditional venture capital and leveraged buyouts?

What are the key diligence areas and important operating metrics for late stage investors?

What industries are attractive for late-stage investors?

Should consumer and enterprise companies have different expectations around financings?

Top investment firms provide more than just money. What innovations are firms providing to their portfolio companies?

How do secondary transactions fit with later stage financings?

Panelists Include:

Eric Garcia – Founder, Harvest Growth Capital LLC

Eric Garcia is the Founder of Harvest Growth Capital LLC, a venture capital firm that specializes in making investments in innovative, high growth companies.

Harvest Growth Capital has successfully executed over 100 private transactions across a variety of high-growth companies. Many of these transactions provided liquidity to private company shareholders and require discretion, therefore the current investment portfolio is not publicly disclosed. A sampling of previous investments by Harvest Growth Capital include: HomeAway (NASDAQ: AWAY), ExactTarget (NYSE: ET), Demand Media (NYSE: DMD), Trulia (NYSE: TRLA), TargusInfo (acquired by NeuStar, NYSE: NSR), among others.

Prior to founding HGC, Mr. Garcia was an investment professional with Austin Ventures. Prior to joining Austin Ventures, Mr. Garcia was an investment professional at Technology Crossover Ventures in Palo Alto, CA. Mr. Garcia was also a founding member of Hostcentric which was acquired by Group (NASDAQ: WWWW). Mr. Garcia also served as an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Garcia received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.

David Lack – Partner, Austin Ventures

David Lack joined Austin Ventures in 2002 and helps drive its growth equity investment efforts. His primary focus is on business services markets with a particular emphasis on supply chain and logistics, information service, digital media, syndicated data and research, and general business process outsourcing companies. David has also played an instrumental role in the development of Austin Ventures’ CEO-in-Residence program, and has successfully partnered with several executives to identify unique market opportunities and execute transactions with like-minded founders. David has worked with HomeAway (NASDAQ: AWAY), Newgistics, Complex Media, Re:Trans (acquired by Tailwind Capital) and Vovici (NASDAQ: VRNT), among others.

Prior to joining Austin Ventures, David spent seven years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a leading, global management consultancy. David received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA from Dartmouth College.


Charley Dean – Owner Resource Group

Charley Dean has been a private equity and venture capital investor in Austin, TX since 2005. Charley is currently with Owner Resource Group, a middle-market private equity firm. Prior to joining Owner Resource Group, Charley spent five years with Silverton Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm. Charley also spent three years with Thomas Weisel Partners in both venture capital and investment banking in the Bay Area and has also worked for Cargill in their distressed commercial loan fund. He received both his BS and MBA from Stanford University.

Discussion Leaders Include:

Morgan Flager, Silverton Partners

Charlie Plauche, S3 Ventures

Stephen Day, Navidar Group

Gene Austin, Austin Ventures

Pat Noonan, Austin Ventures

Gary Valdez, CEO, Focus-Strategies

Rick Jones, CEO, Lone Star Overnight

Bruce Cummings, CEO, Gila, LLC

Robert McKee, Cypress Associates

Tim McGee, Tolarus Capital Advisors

Early registration ends on 4/1/2013.

Regular registration starts on 4/2/2013 and ends on 4/17/2013.

Late registration starts on 4/18/2013.

All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

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