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Harvard Club of NYC

Thursday, June 20, 2019 

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration begins at 10:00AM

Fireside Chat begins at 10:30AM 


Please join us for an invigorating event as we discuss key industry trends for 2019 and hear from the founders and investors who help shape them! We look forward to seeing you there! 

Sign-up & Registration
Fireside Chat with Andy Golden
Featuring Andy Golden (Princeton University Investment Company)
Interviewed by Aaron Holiday (General Partner, 645 Ventures)
Shifting Trends in Consumer Markets
Featuring Vanessa Torrivilla (Goldbelly), Eric Hutchinson (Resident), Shan-Lyn Ma (Zola), and Slava Rubin (humbition). Moderated by Dessy Levinson (Managing Director, 645 Ventures)
Fireside Chat with Chris Fralic
Featuring Chris Fralic (Board Partner, First Round)
Interviewed by Nnamdi Okike (General Partner, 645 Ventures)
State of the Enterprise: Key Trends in Enterprise SaaS
Featuring Al Zollar (SIRIS Capital), Ryan Hinkle (Insight Venture Partners), and Aniq Rahman (Moat). Moderated by Nnamdi Okike (GP, 645 Ventures)
Closing Remarks
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Andy Golden
President, Princeton University Investment Company
Andy has served as President of the Princeton University Investment Company (“Princo”) since January 1995. During his tenure, Princo’s performance has ranks in the top percentile among institutional investors. The endowment has grown from under $4 billion to over $25 billion, after spending outflows of $13 billion, and today, endowment spending pays for more than half of the University’s operating budget. Office. He currently serves on fund advisory boards for several managers, including Bain Capital, General Catalyst Partners, and Greylock Partners. Andy holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Duke University and an M.P.P.M. from the Yale School of Management.
Chris Fralic
Board Partner, First Round Capital
Chris is a Board Partner at First Round and has over 30 years of technology industry experience. Early in his career, Chris led business development efforts for venture backed startups through major acquisitions from Yahoo! and eBay.  As an investor, Chris has led investments in a number of high profile companies including Hotel Tonight (AirBnB), Ring (Amazon), Invite Media (Google), Adaptly (Accenture), Warby Parker, Refinery29, Roblox and many others.
Vanessa Torrivilla 
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Goldbelly (645 Ventures Portfolio)

As Goldbelly's Chief Product Officer, Vanessa leads product strategy, design & user experience for one of the most mouthwatering startups on the internet.

Goldbelly connects you with over 400 iconic regional and local food providers from around the country who ship their products straight to your door.

In 2018, Goldbelly raised a $20M Series B investment lead by legendary NYC restaurateur Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group

Eric Hutchinson
Co-founder, Resident (645 Ventures Portfolio)
As the Founder of Nectar Sleep, Eric has quietly built one of the fastest growing companies on the internet. A direct-to-consumer provider of home furniture, Nectar has built its competitive advantage through attractive unit economics, superior product quality, and highly-advanced performance marketing operations all of which have lead to revenues exceeding $300 million per year. Prior to Nectar, Eric founded Madison Reed, a hair-care company backed by high-profile VCs including True Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners.
Shan-Lyn Ma
Co-founder & CEO, Zola
Shan-Lyn is a Founder and CEO of Zola, the wedding company re-inventing the wedding planning and registry experience using technology and design. Zola filled a much-needed gap in the market and recently raised $100 million in Series D funding from Comcast Ventures, NBCUniversal and Goldman Sachs. Before founding Zola, Shan was Chief Product Officer of Chloe + Isabel and was an early employee at Gilt Groupe.
Slava Rubin
Co-founder, humbition
Slava Rubin is Co-founder of humbition, an early-stage operators fund built by founders, for founders. Slava also founded Indiegogo, a company dedicated to empowering people from all over the world to make their ideas a reality. As CEO for over 10 years from inception in 2006, Slava grew Indiegogo from an idea to over 500,000 campaigns and more than $1B distributed around the world. 
Aniq Rahman
President, Moat
Aniq leads Moat, a New York-based SaaS company which makes marketing analytics and intelligence software used by the world’s largest publishers, brands, agencies and technology platforms. Moat was acquired by Oracle in 2017 for $850 million. Prior to Moat, Aniq was the CEO of Instinctiv (acquired by SoundCloud) and an early team member at Behance (acquired by Adobe).
Al Zollar
Executive Partner, SIRIS Capital
Al is an Executive Partner at SIRIS Capital Group, a leading private equity firm. Al was previously a senior executive at IBM, serving as general manager of its Tivoli Software division and president and CEO of its Lotus Software division. Al is a board member at PSEG, BNY Mellon and Nasdaq, and will conclude his board service at Red Hat upon the close of this largest ever software acquisition of approximately $34 billion.
Ryan Hinkle
Managing Director, Insight Ventures Partner
Ryan Hinkle joined Insight Venture Partners in 2003 and has worked across many industries, geographies and deal structures, spanning internet, e-commerce, infrastructure and application software companies. Ryan has a highly successful investment track record, including multiple IPOs and large acquisitions. Ryan's exits include two of the largest software IPOs of 2018, Smartsheet and Pluralsight.
Harvard Club of NYC
35 W 44th St, New York
NY 10017
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