Tech Growth & Exit Strategies: LA, Tech Investment and M&A in a Virtual World

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.

2020 Top Ten Disruptive Tech Trends

Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?

Tech Valuation Metrics: What are you worth?

Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?

Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who've sold.

Succession Planning: Selling during troubled times

12:00 pm
5:00 pm

11:40 – 12:00
Login Grace Period

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Director of WFS: Matt Rung
Conference Chair: Serge Jonnaert, Corum Group (Platinum Sponsor)

12:05 – 12:25
2020 Top Ten Disruptive Technology Trends: Will they put you out of business?
Tim Goddard, Corum Group

12:25 – 1:25
Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?

Jeff Wallace, Co-Founder & Angel Investor, Silicon Valley in Your Pocket

Neil Sahota, Angel Investor & CIO, UCI Law

Brian Mac Mahon, Head Honcho, Expert DOJO

Jeffery Potvin, Founder, OPN (Open People Network)

Vik Sasi, Partner, Dreamers VC

Moderator: Jeff Bunting, Corum Group

1:30 – 1:55
Tech Valuations: What is your company worth?

1:55 – 2:05
Short Break

2:15 – 3:15
Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?

Todd Crick, Co-Founder & Partner, Astra Capital Management

Jenna Sleefe, Software Investor, K1 Investments

Josh Klein, Corporate Development, Ripple

Matt Picciano, Principal, Alpine Investors

Simer Mayo, CEO, Valor Global

Jerry Pence, Managing Partner, Balanced Capital Partners

Moderator: Ian Thurbon, Corum Group

3:20 – 4:20
Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who’ve sold & how to prepare for an exit

Scott Barrows, Former CEO/Co-Founder, ZeroHero

Maria Grineva, CEO and Co-Founder, Orb Intelligence

Gregory Barsh, Founder SECA, Principal, Success Rule One  

Moderator: Serge Jonnaert, Corum Group

4:20 – 4:45
Succession Planning: Selling During Troubled Times

Bruce Milne, CEO, Corum Group

Dan Bernstein, EVP, Corum Group


Jeff Wallace
Co-Founder & Angel Investors
Silicon Valley in Your Pocket
Neil Sahota
Angel Investor & CIO
Brian Mac Mahon
Head Honcho
Expert DOJO
Jeffery Potvin
Open People Network
Todd Crick
Co-Founder & Partner
Astra Capital Management
Jenna Sleefe
Director Bus Dev
Francisco Partners
Matt Picciano
Alpine Investors
Simer Mayo
Valor Global
Scott Barrows
Former CEO/Founder
Maria Grineva
CEO and Co-Founder
Orb Intelligence
Gregory Barsh
Founder Seca
Principal Success Rule One
Josh Klein
Corporate Development
Jeff Bunting
Senior Vice President
Corum Group
Joel Espelien
Exec. Dir. Client Service
Corum Group
Bruce Milne
Corum Group
Tim Goddard
Executive Vice President
Corum Group
Dan Bernstein
Executive Vice President
Corum Group
Ian Thurbon
VP of M&A
Corum Group
Serge Jonnaert
VP of M&A
Corum Group
Jerry Pence
Managing Partner
Balanced Capital Partners
Vik Sasi
Dreamers VC


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