CEO Summit: The 4th annual iNovia Capital CEO Summit took place on June 10th in Menlo Park. Filled with impactful presentations, panels and fireside chats, this exclusive event was for founders and CEOs of the iNovia portfolio.2015
AGM: This year we hosted our CEO Summit and the iNovia Annual General Meeting back-to-back. The AGM is took place on June 11th and painted a picture of iNovia’s current performance and the larger venture capital industry. Limited Partners, portfolio companies and other key stakeholders were selectively invited to the AGM.
iNovia strives to be our “Founders’ most trusted & accessible partner from early stage to exit”. This motivates us to go out-of-our-way in partnering with the best entrepreneurs, and supporting them from investment to exit. Our team is made of founders, builders and engineers who have helped scale great businesses. We continuously try to leverage these experiences, skills and networks to help accelerate the growth of our portfolio of market-leading technology companies.
We dedicate our time, energy and capital to build relationships with entrepreneurs that are solving large problems in valuable markets. Our success is first and foremost driven through the success of these portfolio founders and entrepreneurs. While managing a core portfolio of 37 active companies and another 6 emerging seed stage companies, we are humbled every day by their tenacity, determination and accomplishments. The opportunity to work with such an inspirational group of founders is what motivates us to excel. We’re grateful to our LPs, advisors and friends who provide the foundation that empowers the iNovia team to do what we love even better.
This year’s CEO Summit and AGM are about “Hitting Milestones”, which includes providing insights, learnings and best practices around scaling a business, managing exit opportunities, maximizing returns and forming lasting relationships. My hope for today is that you also get involved and share your own valuable experiences. We have found that these shared experiences ultimately form the foundation for valuable new relationships. Relationships are core to iNovia and allow us to always reach our next important milestones. We expect that you’ll walk away today with a comprehensive understanding of who we are, how we work and where we’re heading. Thank you for being part of this journey with us.
Quadrus Conference Center
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA
June 10, 2015 (CEO Summit)
8am – 8pm
Cocktail: 5:30pm – 8PM
June 11, 2015 (AGM)
8am – 2pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Robbie Kellman Baxter
Author, The Membership Economy
Robbie has over 20 years of experience advising fast growth companies in Silicon Valley. She’s the founder of Peninsula Strategies LLC., a consulting firm that helps companies excel in the Membership Economy which is a framework enabling companies to leverage principles of membership and drive strategic advantage, recurring revenue and loyalty. Robbie counts Netflix, SurveyMonkey, Oracle, Yahoo! and dozens of successful venture-backed startups on her client roster.
Sr. Vice-President., Strategy & Corp. Dev., Box.com
As Sr. VP Strategy and Corporate Development at Box, Villi is responsible for driving the company’s inorganic strategy, including M&A and investment. Prior to Box, Villi was the Executive VP of Corporate Development at LifeLock where he led partnerships, alliances, and acquisitions. Previously, Villi was VP at Salesforce.com where he led the acquisitions and investments team and executed numerous talent, growth, and strategic acquisitions.
General Manager, Basis (an Intel company)
As CEO of Basis, Jef led the company through fundraising, growth and finally an exit to Intel in 2014. Basis is a multi-sensor, connected wearable for consumer health and is proudly recognized as the most advanced fitness and sleep tracker. Jef continues to lead the Basis brand in the New Devices Group at Intel.
Managing General Partner, Mithril
Ajay Royan cofounded Mithril and has led investments in innovative companies located both in Silicon Valley and around the world. He serves on many of these companies’ boards, helping them successfully navigate high-growth periods by counselling on competitive and organizational strategy, as well as macro trends. Before forming Mithril, Ajay was a managing director and senior investor at Clarium Capital Management, where he led the firm’s unlevered growth investments and was a member of the core team that grew it into a multi-billion dollar fund.
Greg has more than 20 years of experience in the high technology industry, as Executive Vice President of Operations of Business Objects SA for several years until its sale to SAP in 2008. He led the organization through hyper growth, saw the company become the #1 business intelligence provider in the world with over $1B in revenues, millions of licensed users and over 5,000 employees.
President and Co-CEO, AppDirect
Daniel was recently named to the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 Enterprise Technology list. He founded AppDirect in 2009 with Nicolas Desmarais, and today, AppDirect has emerged as the cloud service commerce leader, making software and products accessible globally. Daniel plays a key role in AppDirect’s growth and development, from attracting a leading team to nurturing relationships with customers and partners.
Entrepreneur, investor, advisor
Since 1981, Dan Freedman has founded, grown, financed, bought, and sold software companies, primarily in the networking and security sectors. Freedman served as Vice-President of Security Products at anti-virus giant McAfee Corporation (now part of Intel) in the 1990’s, and has established successful companies in the networking, security, financing, and Internet Telephony spaces. Today, Freedman’s leadership roles are in advising high-growth management teams. Born in the UK but raised in Canada, today Freedman lives in California, where he balances business with the pleasures of family life, and is an avid pilot, yachtsman, pianist, and mentor.
Venture Partner, GGV Capital
Scott is a founding partner of GGV Capital and has been instrumental in helping the firm’s portfolio companies navigate technology and marketing hurdles for more than a decade. Scott focuses on technologies that enable mobile solutions and is involved in Heptagon, Xenon Technologies, and Inside Secure. He also led the firm’s investments in NetScaler (acquired by Citrix).
Founder & CEO, Pitchbook
John has more than 16 years' experience building information technology products for capital market professionals. In 2007, he founded Pitchbook, a private equity and venture capital research firm. Based in Seattle, the company has offices across four countries, over 500 subscribers to its vast database of 30,000 investors, 70,000 companies and 125,000 deals.
Head of Buyer Cloud - Intent Marketing Group at Rubicon Project
Chris Sukornyk is currently Head of Buyer Cloud - Intent Marketing Group at Rubicon Project. Chris joined Rubicon Project following its acquisition of Chango Inc. for $147M CAD in 2015. Chris was the Founder and CEO of Chango from 2008 to 2015, helping the Company grow into an industry-leading online marketing technology company that specialized in leveraging intent data to drive real time programmatic advertising. Prior to founding Chango, Chris founded or co-founded multiple tech startups in the digital media and online publishing industries. Chris is based in Toronto and is a speaker at SES, SMX, CIX, Mesh and other technology conferences.
Co-founding Partner, Play Bigger Advisors
Chris is co-founder of Play Bigger Advisors. Play Bigger is on a mission to position great technology companies to become Category Kings. Christopher previously served as Chief Marketing Officer of Mercury Interactive, a $1B software company that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in November 2006 for $4.5B. Today, he loves being a category designer, advisor, Fortune blogger, speaker, ski/surf bum, and proudly serves on the board of 1 Life Fully Lived.
Founder & CEO, Top Hat
Mike Silagadze is the founder of Top Hat, an education software company based in Toronto. Top Hat is changing the way classroom instruction is done on a mass scale. Prior to Top Hat, Mike was an early employee at Miovision Technologies in Waterloo, Ontario where he helped build the R&D team. Mike is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Electrical Engineering.
CEO, Clearpath Robotics
Matthew believes that robots will change the way the world works and is passionate about helping companies find rapid-ROI through the adoption of service robots. He is leading a transformation at Clearpath with aspirations to become the world’s first $1B service robotics company.
Co-Founder & President
Alex earned a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Master in International Business at Hult International Business School. Before starting Poka, he spent 9 years at Biscuits Leclerc, a leader in the snack manufacturing industry. He initially joined as an operator and finished as the Director of Continuous Improvement for the United States Division.
Larry Latowsky has been a strategic retail leader for over 30 years. He was formerly the CEO of Katz Group Canada, a group of over 1500 drug stores including Rexall, Pharmaplus , IDA and Guardian with revenues of over $5 billion. Larry was also Founder and Chairman and CEO of a full service marketing and advertising agency that included clients such as American Express, Maple Leaf sports and entertainment, Disney, Pan Am Toronto 2015 Games and Dynamic Funds. Larry graduated many years ago from York University and recently returned to University of Toronto School of Business for Corporate Governance in conjunction with the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Patrick has over 12 years of experience advising technology companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, and valuation-related engagements. His experience spans technology segments, including infrastructure software, application software, system software, internet & media, and services. Patrick has executed dozens of closed transactions including the sale of businesses to large strategic acquirers such as Groupon, IBM, IHS, Intel, Microsoft, OpenText, Oracle, Rubicon Project, Salesforce.com, SAP, Teradata, and Time Warner. Patrick has also executed numerous transactions with leading technology-focused private equity funds such as Accel-KKR, Carlyle, Lake Capital, Platinum Equity, and Vista Equity Partners. In addition, Patrick has executed numerous buy-side engagements advising category-leading companies such as Nuance in strategic purchases of technology companies.
President & CEO, Drivewyze
Brian Heath is co-founder and CEO of Intelligent Imaging Systems (IIS) and Drivewyze. IIS / Drivewyze is the leader in electronic screening systems for commercial vehicle enforcement, and is in the development of Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) transponder technology. This GPS and web-enabled technology represents a seismic shift away from traditional transportation technologies, and has enabled Drivewyze to build the largest weigh station bypass service network in North America. Brian is a member of the Board of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Canada and the Leadership Circle of ITS America. In 2008, he was presented with the Minister’s Award of Excellence for technical Innovation by Alberta Transportation.
Are you a Limited Partner in iNovia Fund I, II or III? Or a potential LP? You have access to a portion of the CEO Summit and full AGM.
Are you a member of the executive team or a founder within our portfolio? You're invited for the full CEO Summit and AGM.
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