Seattle 2020 Virtual

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

Virtual Event
12:00 pm
5:00 pm

11:30 – 12:00
Login Grace Period

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Director of WFS: Matt Rung
Conference Chair: Joel Espelien, Corum Group (Platinum Sponsor)

12:20 – 12:45
2020 Top Ten Disruptive Technology Trends: Will they put you out of business?
Tim Goddard, Corum Group

12:50 – 1:50
Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?
James Newell, Partner, Voyager Capital
Tim Porter, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Vani Rao, Senior Director, Lighter Capital
Vladimir Besprozvany, Managing Director, Greater Sum Ventures
Stacy Tatem, Accelerator Adviser, Women in Cloud
Gillian Muessig, CEO, Outlines Venture Group
Moderator: Joel Espelien, Corum Group

1:55 – 2:20
Tech Valuations: What is your company worth?
Joel Espelien, Corum Group

2:20 – 2:30
Short Break

2:35 – 3:35
Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?
Kunju Mehta, Director: Growth Strategy & Execution, Azure, Microsoft
David Dandel, Partner, Pike Street Capital
Brett Simon, Director of Corporate Development, F5 Networks
Ryan Sudeck, Director of New Ventures, Redfin
Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research, Salesforce

Moderator: Tim Goddard, Corum Group

3:40 – 4:40
Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who’ve sold & how to prepare for an exit
Xuchen Yao, CEO, KITT.AI
Kerri McConnell, CEO, Datalight
Joel Abramson, CSO, Fully Managed
Rob MacNaughton, CEO, NurseGrid
Kahly Berg, CEO, Rational

Moderator: Dan Bernstein, Corum Group

4:40 – 5:00
Succession Planning: Selling During Troubled Times
Dan Bernstein, Corum Group


Brett Simon
Director, Corp Dev
F5 Networks
Dan Bernstein
Executive Vice President
Corum Group
David Dandel
Pike Street Capital
Gillian Muessig
Outlines Venture Group
James Newell
Voyager Capital
Joel Abramson
Fully Managed
Joel Espelien
Exec. Dir. Client Service
Corum Group
Kahly Berg
Kerri McConnell
Kunju Mehta
Dir. Growth Str. & Exe.
Microsoft (Azure)
Peter Coffee
VP for Strategic Research
Rob MacNaughton
Ryan Sudeck
Director of New Ventures
Stacy Tatem
Accelerator Adviser
Women in Cloud
Tim Porter
Managing Director
Madrona Venture Group
Vladimir Besprozvany
Managing Director
Greater Sum Ventures
Xuchen Yao
Vani Rao, CFA
Managing Partner
EdgeVenture Group
Tim Goddard
Executive Vice President
Corum Group


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