Breakout Session 3: Best Practices for Directors of Venture-Backed Companies

This session will address: How to prepare for and run an effective board meeting; Assembling a venture-backed company board, including the role of independent directors; Employee-director communications; When directors should excuse themselves from the boardroom; and Managing observer rights. Session Material: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors What Do Boards Actually Do? […]

Breakout Session 2: Death of the IPO?

The number of venture-backed IPOs has declined precipitously from its late 1990’s peak, and smaller-cap IPOs are virtually extinct. Meanwhile, venture-backed firms can remain private at higher valuations for longer than ever before. These conditions, combined with developments in the M&A market, fundamentally alter the calculus of the IPO decision. This panel will analyze the […]