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November 19, 2020

1st Annual Shearman & Sterling Corporate Venture Investor Summit

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1ST ANNUAL SHEARMAN & STERLING CORPORATE VENTURE INVESTOR SUMMIT

Shearman & Sterling held the 1st Annual Shearman & Sterling Corporate Venture Investor Summit on November 12 and 19, 2020.  Co-chaired by Kevin Jacques, Global Head of Visa Ventures; Patrick Eggen, General Partner & Founder of Counterpart Ventures; and Neff Hudson, Vice President of Corporate Development of USAA, the virtual summit offered insights and strategies from leading corporate venture investors, provided ample opportunity to engage in small group discussion, and included thought provoking entertainment.

Day 1 - November 12, 2020

  • Keynote Presentation – Kate Claassen, Global Head of Internet Banking, Morgan Stanley


  • Fireside Chat –  Investor and Founder War Stories featuring Dan Rosen, Commerce Ventures; Dan Holt, BillGo; and Neff Hudson, USAA


  • Breakout Sessions
    • Structuring a CVC Team – Marisa Bertha, 7 Ventures
    • CVC as a Critical Source of Venture Funding – Michael Dorf, Shearman & Sterling
    • Unlock the Mystery of the Investment Committee Process – Kevin Jacques, Visa Ventures
    • Maintaining Compensation Structure and Retaining Talent – Gillian Emmett Moldowan, Shearman & Sterling
  • Entertainment – Inventing the Impossible featuring Illusionist and Futurist Marco Tempest

Day 2 - November 19, 2020

  • Keynote Presentation – COVID-19 and CVC Resiliency: A Discussion with Nagraj Kashyap, M12 and Patrick Eggen, Counterpart Ventures


  • Fireside Chat –  Monitoring Portfolios and Strategic Planning featuring Melissa C. Guzy, Arbor Ventures; Mark Sherman, Telstra Ventures; and Kevin Jacques, Visa Ventures


  • Industry-Focused Breakout Sessions – AI, Software, FinTech, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Energy Technologies, and CPG

  • Topical Breakout Sessions
    • Diversity & Inclusion as Good Business – Carmelo Gordian, Shearman & Sterling
    • Disruptive Technologies and How They are Changing Investment – Mark Castleman
    • Alternatives to IPO’s (including SPACs and Direct Listings) – Matt Lyons, Shearman & Sterling
  • Entertainment – Wine tasting with private equity firm founder turned winemaker Bill Price and Three Sticks Wines

Authors and Contributors

J. Matthew Lyons

Partner

Emerging Growth

+1 512 647 1901

+1 512 647 1901

Austin

Carmelo Gordian

Partner

Emerging Growth

+1 512 647 1902

+1 512 647 1902

Austin

Gillian Emmett Moldowan

Partner

Compensation, Governance & ERISA

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+1 212 848 5356

New York

Michael Dorf

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

+1 415 616 1246

+1 415 616 1246

+1 650 838 3640

+1 650 838 3640

San Francisco