Oxford style debate: Exit by acquisition is new norm, plan for it.
We’re launching VLAB’s Debate Series, a lively Oxford style debate, sponsored by PwC. To weigh the costs and consequences for you, your employees, and your current investors, out team of our world-class investing firms, and a leading law firm debate the proposition “Exit by acquisition is the new norm. Plan for it.”
This is for you if you are a C-level startup executive in growth stage, contemplating exit strategies. You pose questions to the debaters, You determine the outcome.
This event is invite only. If you would like to be considered or nominate someone, send that person’s name, company, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where and When:
May 11, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Stephanie Zeppa, Sheppard Mullin, Partner, Corporate & Securities Practice Group
Debate team For the motion
Tricia Salinero, Woodside Capital Partners, Partner and Managing Director
Elliott Robinson, Microsoft Ventures, Principal
Debate team against the motion
Kempton Dunn, Morgan Stanley, Managing Director
Jonathan MacQuitty, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Venture Partner
- Get insights and war stories from leading investors in the Valley.
- Put your questions to the debaters. Get opposing views.
6:00 to 6:30 PM – Social with wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres
6:30 to 6:40 PM – Welcome and introductions
6:40 to 8:00 – Oxford style debate
- Audience Poll
- Opening arguments
- Audience questions
- Closing arguments
- Post audience polls
8:00 to 9:00 – Social with wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres
VLAB is a non-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship. Since 1990 VLAB is known for its monthly forums where startups founders, VCs, and thought leaders debate upcoming disruptions. Past panel participants have included CEOs and founding executives from companies such as Yahoo!, Tesla Motors, Siri, Google, Tellme, Mint, Cloudera, and LinkedIn, before they were household names. Learn more.
With over 223,000 people in 157 countries, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) is one of the world’s largest professional services networks. With a corporate purpose to “Build trust in society and solve important problems”, PwC is organized around 3 primary business lines: Assurance, Advisory, and Tax / Legal. PwC’s people work tirelessly to serve their clients around their most pressing issues, while also enhancing their own professional experiences and development. PwC is a VLAB Platinum sponsor. Learn more at www.pwc.com.
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