The flagship WFS Tech Conference for CEOs, founders, and investors of software and IT companies, covering Tech M&A: investment, growth, strategy, buyouts, sales, and mergers. Insights from: private equity, VC, angels, strategic buyers, M&A advisors, and CEOs who’ve had a successful exit.
- M&A Market Update & 2020 Top 10 Disruptive Tech Trends
- Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?
- Tech Valuation Metrics: What is your company worth& how do you get it?
- Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?
- Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who've sold
- The Merger Experience
10:40 - 11:00
Login Grace Period
Welcome & Opening Remarks
WFS Director: Matt Rung
Conference Chair: William Hill, Corum Group (Platinum Sponsor)
11:10 – 11:35
M&A Market Update & 2020 Top 10 Disruptive Tech Trends: Is it time to exit?
Tim Goddard, Corum Group
11:35 – 12:35
Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?
Armando Pauker, Managing Director and Co-Founder Tensility Ventures
Mark Gilbert, Director Espresso Capital
Kristin Fox, Founder FoxInspires LLC
Ben Weinberg, Managing Director Susquehanna Growth Equity
Nancy Sullivan, CEO & Managing Director Illinois Ventures
Moderator: Rob Griggs, Executive Vice President Corum Group
12:35 – 1:00
Tech Valuation Metrics: What is your company worth & how do you get it?
Yasmin Khodamoradi, Director of Valuation Services Corum Group
1:00 – 1:10
The Merger Experience & Short Break
1:15 – 2:15
Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?
Karl Redenbach, CEO & Founder LiveTiles
Brian Kirschbaum, Partner Astra Capital Management
Alex Friedman, Principal Bus. Dev. Periscope Equity
Cheryl Strom, Principal: Origination The Riverside Company
Moderator: William Hill, Senior Vice President Corum Group
2:15 – 3:00
Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who’ve sold & how to prepare for an exit
Corbett Kull, CEO Tillable
Matt Wasserlauf, CEO & Founder Blockboard
Niles Overly, Chairman & CEO Metro Data Center
Moderator: Dave Levine, Senior Vice President Corum Group