The New Normal: An Investor Perspective

Past Event

The landscape for investments in technology start-ups has changed significantly during the past couple of years. Virtual companies, lean start-ups, outsourcing, and open source are just some of the concepts that characterize this new environment. All of these changes impact the criteria, amount, and process of venture investments. However, there have been a number of additional changes that affect venture capital (VC) firms even more directly. These include the emergence of super angels; the introduction of near-instant investment decisions promised by some well-known West Coast firms; the disappearance or down-sizing of many VC firms and its corollary, the shrinking base of available venture capital; the emergence of VC fund-sponsored incubators; and the creation of a number of small start-up and early-stage funds. All of these trends impact the investment process as well as the kinds of companies that are likely to get financing. This VC panel will discuss the impact of these and other changes in the venture world and suggest concrete steps that entrepreneurs should take in order to achieve success in this new reality.

Gabor Garai, Partner and Chair, Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice, Foley & Lardner LLP

Alex Benik, Principal, Battery Ventures
Erik Brooks, Managing Partner, ABRY Partners
Paul Flanagan, Managing Director, Sigma Partners
Eric Hjerpe, Partner, Kepha Partners LLC


California Statute Offers Dramatic Change to Independent Contractor, Franchise-Franchisee Relationships
20 September 2019
Legal News: Distribution & Franchise
AI Ouch! AI Job Interview Law Starting in 2020!
20 September 2019
Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog
RCE PTA Carve-Out Resumes After Interference
18 September 2019
The Ninth Circuit Expected to Rule that Doctors Can Be Wrong in the Winter v. Gardens False Claims Act Case
18 September 2019
Legal News: Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations
Lacktman, Ferrante Cited in mHealth Intelligence About Ryan Haight Act
19 September 2019
mHealth Intelligence
Vernaglia Comments on AHA v Azar Decision
18 September 2019
MedPage Today
Tinnen Discusses How Viewpoint Diversity Helps Businesses Thrive
18 September 2019
Lach Comments on Launch of New Group
16 September 2019
BizTimes Milwaukee
MedTech Impact Expo & Conference
13-15 December 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Review of 2020 Medicare Changes for Telehealth
11 December 2019
Member Call
BRG Healthcare Leadership Conference
06 December 2019
Washington, D.C.
CTeL Telehealth Fall Summit 2019
04-06 December 2019
Washington, D.C.