RAISE LP-ONLY SUMMIT

Lessons Learned from Investing in Emerging Managers
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RAISE is the premier global community for emerging fund managers and forward-thinking LP investors.

We invite our LP Investor community to join us for our first virtual RAISE LP-Only Summit on May 13th. This LP-only event will bring together leading LPs from across the globe to share best practices and highlight exciting new funds.

On the Agenda

LP Spotlight

5 leading active emerging fund investors share their analyses and insights.

LP Recommendations

LPs share their favorite emerging fund investment.

LP Networking

Stay for small group breakouts with your fellow LPs.

Speakers

SPEAKER

Lindel Eakman, Partner, Foundry Group

Lindel has been investing in venture-backed companies and venture firms for nearly two decades, building an extensive network of limited partners, venture capitalists, and founders. Lindel institutionalized Foundry’s partner fund strategy and works closely with partner fund managers, while also leading new fund investments. He is actively involved with Foundry’s direct investment strategy, working with existing portfolio companies and leading new investments alongside the firm’s partner funds. Prior to joining Foundry, he managed the private investment program for the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) where he built the endowment’s venture capital program. He sponsored early investments at leading venture capital firms including IA Ventures, True Ventures, Union Square Ventures, and Foundry Group. Lindel resides in Boulder where hiking, fishing, and skiing almost make him forget how much he misses the tacos and music of Austin.

SPEAKER

Lindel Eakman, Partner, Foundry Group

Lindel has been investing in venture-backed companies and venture firms for nearly two decades, building an extensive network of limited partners, venture capitalists, and founders. Lindel institutionalized Foundry’s partner fund strategy and works closely with partner fund managers, while also leading new fund investments. He is actively involved with Foundry’s direct investment strategy, working with existing portfolio companies and leading new investments alongside the firm’s partner funds. Prior to joining Foundry, he managed the private investment program for the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) where he built the endowment’s venture capital program. He sponsored early investments at leading venture capital firms including IA Ventures, True Ventures, Union Square Ventures, and Foundry Group. Lindel resides in Boulder where hiking, fishing, and skiing almost make him forget how much he misses the tacos and music of Austin.

SPEAKER

Alan Mattamana, Partner, Fairview Capital Partners

Alan is a partner at Fairview Capital and a member of its investment committee. He is involved in investment selection and monitoring activities for Fairview’s venture capital, private equity partnership and direct co-investment portfolios. Mr. Mattamana serves on a number of advisory boards of venture capital and private equity partnerships, and represents Fairview on the boards of eVariant (acquired by Healthgrades), Device42, Rallybio, Inbox Health, 365 Datacenters, and Covr Financial. Prior to joining Fairview, Alan was a venture capital investor with Polaris Venture Partners where he focused on investments in the software, digital media, consumer, medical technology, and healthcare services sectors. Previously, he was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co, where he served clients in the software, telecommunications and aerospace sectors.  He also has prior experience at NASA, Goldman Sachs, and Neuberger Berman.

SPEAKER

Courtney Russell McCrea, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Recast Capital

Courtney is the co-founder and managing partner of Recast Capital, a platform supporting and investing in emerging managers in venture. The Recast team believes that emerging managers, particularly those with diverse partnerships, represent both an underserved market and overlooked business opportunity, and is taking a new approach to meeting the need. Courtney is also a Kauffman Fellow, class 3. Most recently, she was a managing director at Weathergage Capital, a boutique fund of funds that provided its clients with access to premier venture capital, growth equity and micro-VC partnerships. Prior to Weathergage, Courtney was a general partner with Weston Presidio. After seven years at Weston Presidio, she  founded Silver Partners, a private equity advisory for secondary and co-investment opportunities. She was also a director at Sterling Stamo, managing investments in buyout funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds.

SPEAKER

Courtney Russell McCrea, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Recast Capital

Courtney is the co-founder and managing partner of Recast Capital, a platform supporting and investing in emerging managers in venture. The Recast team believes that emerging managers, particularly those with diverse partnerships, represent both an underserved market and overlooked business opportunity, and is taking a new approach to meeting the need. Courtney is also a Kauffman Fellow, class 3. Most recently, she was a managing director at Weathergage Capital, a boutique fund of funds that provided its clients with access to premier venture capital, growth equity and micro-VC partnerships. Prior to Weathergage, Courtney was a general partner with Weston Presidio. After seven years at Weston Presidio, she  founded Silver Partners, a private equity advisory for secondary and co-investment opportunities. She was also a director at Sterling Stamo, managing investments in buyout funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds.

SPEAKER

Winter Mead, CEO, Oper8r

Winter has worked in financial services for a decade investing approximately $900 million across 80 private equity and venture capital firms as a Limited Partner, specializing in venture capital. Before becoming an investor, Winter Mead worked in the technology world at three different angel and venture capital financed start-ups. Winter has also been involved at the committee level with two leading industry organizations, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), and in his spare time helps teach a course at Stanford University focused on entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, which is a professional designation for those specializing in alternative investments, such as venture capital. Winter is the author of How To Raise A Venture Capital Fund: The Essential Guide On Fundraising And Understanding Limited Partners.

SPEAKER

Erin Harkless Moore, Investment Director, Pivotal Ventures

Erin is the investments director at Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates to advance social progress in the U.S. Erin heads the investment team at Pivotal and is responsible for identifying, investing and managing a diverse portfolio of fund and direct investments that drive breakthrough innovations and advance women’s power and influence. Erin has over a decade of experience building and managing customized investment portfolios for endowed institutions and family offices. Prior to Pivotal Ventures, Erin was a managing director at Cambridge Associates and has also held positions at the Princeton University Investment Company, Summit Rock Advisors and Goldman Sachs. Erin received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BSBA magna cum laude from Washington University. She is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Washington DC.

SPEAKER

Erin Harkless Moore, Investment Director, Pivotal Ventures

Erin is the investments director at Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates to advance social progress in the U.S. Erin heads the investment team at Pivotal and is responsible for identifying, investing and managing a diverse portfolio of fund and direct investments that drive breakthrough innovations and advance women’s power and influence. Erin has over a decade of experience building and managing customized investment portfolios for endowed institutions and family offices. Prior to Pivotal Ventures, Erin was a managing director at Cambridge Associates and has also held positions at the Princeton University Investment Company, Summit Rock Advisors and Goldman Sachs. Erin received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BSBA magna cum laude from Washington University. She is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of Washington DC.

HOST

Julie Wroblewski, Managing Partner, Magnify Ventures

Julie Wroblewski is managing partner and co-founder at Magnify Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in family-focused technology companies. The fund backs visionary founders with bold ideas to reimagine life, work, and care for modern families. Julie served as advisor and investor for global leaders, family offices, and foundations including as an advisor to Melinda Gates and Gates’ organizations on strategy and investments. She launched the venture capital investing arm of Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates to advance social progress in the U.S. In that role, Julie led investments into top performing and emerging manager funds in venture capital and early-stage technology companies that align with Pivotal’s mission. Julie began her career in economic research and financial markets and was a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank.

HOST

Sara Zulkosky, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Recast Capital

Sara is the co-founder and managing partner of Recast Capital, a 100% woman-owned platform empowering and investing in emerging managers in venture, with a focus on diverse partnerships. Sara previously served as a venture partner at Greenspring Associates, a venture capital firm with over $12B under management. She managed evaluation committees, existing investments and led Greenspring's impact investing initiative. Prior to Greenspring, Sara was a principal at CNF Investments, a private investment firm that focuses on venture capital and private equity opportunities in technology, life sciences and energy. Sara participated in Foundation Capital's Young Entrepreneurs Program, where she identified promising investment opportunities in the Washington, DC area. Sara was also the director of product management for SkyBuilt Power, a clean-tech company that provided rapidly-deployable renewable energy solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Intelligence Community, and telecommunications industry.

HOST

Sara Zulkosky, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Recast Capital

Sara is the co-founder and managing partner of Recast Capital, a 100% woman-owned platform empowering and investing in emerging managers in venture, with a focus on diverse partnerships. Sara previously served as a venture partner at Greenspring Associates, a venture capital firm with over $12B under management. She managed evaluation committees, existing investments and lead Greenspring's impact investing initiative. Prior Greenspring, Sara was a principal at CNF Investments, a private investment firm that focuses on venture capital and private equity opportunities in technology, life sciences and energy. Sara participated in Foundation Capital's Young Entrepreneurs Program, where identtified promising investment opportunities in the Washington, DC area. Sara was also the director of product management for SkyBuilt Power, a clean-tech company that provided rapidly-deployable renewable energy solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Intelligence Community, and telecommunications industry.

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