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REGISTER TO ATTEND


This year's virtual PE & VC Alumni Forum 4/6 and 4/7, in lieu of our annual “dinner”, remains a homecoming for GPs and LPs investing private equity and venture capital.  A decided advantage of the virtual environment is our ability to readily gather alumni from around the globe at one event! 

 

These two partial days will be valuable, dynamic, interactive and highly engaging for our entire PE & VC alumni community.  Each day includes a plenary session, one set of concurrent roundtable discussions, and structured networking designed to help you leverage the Wharton community and build valued relationships.

 

What to Expect:
Gather with invesmtent peers to listen, learn and contribute to discussions on the trends, challenges & opportunities in the current market. 


PLENARY SESSIONS:
 

  • 4/6 - SPACs: Boom or Bust for Private Equity & Venture Capital? 
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Lisa Myers
(W'89)
Clerisy
Brian Schwartz
(W'89)
H.I.G Capital
Mark Stone
(WG'91)
The Gores
Group
Larry Wieseneck
(W'87)
Cowen &
Company

 

  • 4/7 - A Fireside Chat

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Neel Kashkari
(WG'02)

President
Minneapolis Fed
    Jay Clayton
(L'93) 

Former SEC Chair
 

 

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS:

  • Asset Class Roundtables

    • Growth/Venture; Infrastructure; Private Credit/Special Situations; Private Equity

  • Industry Vertical Roundtables ​​​​​​(potential industries)

    • Cannabis; Consumer; Education; FinTech; Healthcare; Industrial Tech/Mfg; and SaaS & Tech Enabled Services

STRUCTURED NETWORKING:
Optional, allowing for alumni to join from various time zones in our virtual ballroom.

  • Re-establish or Build New Connections by Class Year

  • Meet-up by Regions and by Investment Function 

CONFERENCE:

The student-led Wharton PE & VC Conference will follow the Alumni Forum on 4/8 - 4/9.  LEARN MORE

   

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE 

Bruce Eatroff, Halyard Capital (WG'89) 
Joanna Arras, R.W. Baird Venture Capital (WG14) 
Ben Chideckel, Blackstone (W'13) 
Willy Guo, Marathon Asset Management (WG'19) 
Vivek Jain, H.I.G. Capital (WG'14) 
Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan, K6 Investments (W'90) 
Anna Maria Nekoranec, Align Private Capital (WG'91) 
Abel Osorio, Turnspire Capital Partners (WG '12) 
Tom Radford, Falcon Investments (W'07) 
Jennifer Signori, Neuberger Berman (WG'13) 
Meena Thever, Bridge Investment Group (WG'08) 

 


 

 

CLASS YEAR AMBASSADORS 

Tom Courtney, The Courtney Group (WG'90) 
Ryan Wierck, Granite Bridge (W'94) 
Mark Solovy, Monroe Capital (L'96) 
Rene Benedetto, Trivergence (WG'98) 
Dean Miller, Novitas Capital (WG'99) 
Matthew Storm, CV Advisors LLC(WG'00) 
Dave McCoy, RCP Advisors (WG'04) 
Debroah Reich, Varagon Capital Partners (W'11) 
Ben Chideckel, Blackstone (W'13) 
Joanna Arras, R.W. Baird Venture Capital (WG'14) 
Yibai Haney, Resan Partners (WG'16) 
Shubhra Jain, Cota Capital (WG'17)
 

 



Interested in being a
Class Year Ambassador, email Jen Simons jsimons@wpevc.org for more details.

 

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  ALUMNI FORUM AGENDA 
  All timing EST and subject to change
 
 

Tuesday April 6 

Wednesday, April 7    

  • 2:45 - (Optional) European Meet-ups
  • 3:30 - Open Networking by Class Year & Other Thematic Topics
  • 4:30 - SPAC Plenary Panel
  • 5:30 - Roundtables by Asset Class
  • 6:30 - (Optional) Regional Asia Meet-ups
  • 3:00 - Roundtable to be announced
  • 4:00 - Fireside Chat w/Neel Kashkari and Jay Clayton
  • 5:00 - Industry Vertical Table Topics & Open Networking by Class Year 
 

 


Register to Attend
 

 

MEMBER RATES         NON-MEMBER RATES
Forum Only

Forum +
Conference

 Forum +
Membership
Forum +
Membership + Conference
$25 $50 $80 $105

 

* Membership eligibility provided below.

Issues with registration, email jsimons@wpevc.org
A link to our virtual ballroom will be shared with registrants in advance.

 

 

 

Thank you to our Forum Sponsors

 

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Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors

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* Membership Eligibility:

WPEVC is open to PE and VC investment professionals investing third party capital from committed funds AND who are graduates of Wharton or UPenn. P​rivate equity professionals include those investing venture, growth, mezzanine, buyouts, private debt, or secondaries from a dedicated fund or institutional limited partners of funds and professionals who manage third party fund-of-funds targeting the private equity space. Funds must be closed at the time your application is submitted.

 

Questions, contact:
Stephanie McAlaine, smcalaine@wpevc.org or Jennifer Simons, jsimons@wpevc.org