20th Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

‘Driving Entrepreneurial Thinking in the World of Investing’

On February 28, 2014 the Columbia Business School’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Club held its 20th annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference.

The conference, the first year off campus, was held at the Sheraton, New York, where 1,000 professionals, alumni, and students joined together for a day of candid discussion on the state of the industry.

The conference theme ‘Driving Entrepreneurial Thinking in the World of Investing’ engaged in discussions on (i) investing in entrepreneurs, (ii) creating value like an entrepreneur while running or supporting a business, and (iii) GPs as entrepreneurs.

Opening Remarks: Alan Patricof '57 - Founder of Apax Partners and Greycroft Partners

Keynote Speakers: Peter Barris - Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA); Leon D. Black - Chairman and CEO, Apollo Global Management; David S. Blitzer - Senior Managing Director & Head of Tactical Opportunities, Blackstone Group; Mark F. Dzialga `90 - Managing Director and Chairman of Investment Committee, General Atlantic; Eric Young - Partner and Co-Founder, Canaan Partners

 

Alan Patricof '57 giving opening remarks

 

Keynote Leon D. Black - Chairman and CEO, Apollo Global Management