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Business Intelligency
Successful Investing in High Growth Companies - An International Perspective

5:30 - 7:30pm
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Northern Club, Auckland
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Dear Rudi

Lowndes is pleased to invite you to the fifth workshop in the 2017 Business Intelligence series, Successful Investing in High Growth Companies - An International Perspective, an evening to meet and hear from four highly regarded specialists in this field, and network with a range of senior business people.

This evening event offers you a unique opportunity to share ideas with a panel of international and New Zealand experts and your peers. Lowndes has hosted this well regarded event for 6 years and welcomes your participation in the discussion and event networking.  

Successful Investing in High Growth Companies - An International Perspective

  • Selecting industries and investee companies
  • Alignment of the stakeholders
  • Investor involvement – how much and how?
  • Messages to investee companies seeking capital
  • Ensuring growth companies deliver on their promise
  • Current thinking in investment structure
  • Exiting best for all involved

Randy Komisar
Randy Komisar
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Randy Komisar joined the storied venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2005 as a partner. For several years prior, Randy worked as ³virtual CEO² with entrepreneurs creating businesses using innovative technologies.

He is the author of the best-selling book The Monk and the Riddle, as well as the HBR article ³Goodbye Career, Hello Success² and several articles on leadership, entrepreneurship, passion and creativity. He is also the co-author of Getting to Plan B presenting a lean, empirical method for driving innovation and developing winning business models, and I F**cking Love that Company, about creating cherished artisanal brands in the era of Amazon online ubiquity. Randy frequently lectures at Stanford, where he was a Consulting Professor for many years, and speaks at home and abroad on innovation and leadership.

Dr. Ronald Weissman
Dr. Ronald Weissman
Band of Angels

Dr. Ronald Weissman is Chairman of the Software Industry Group of the Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest angel organization and manages the Band’s mentoring programs.

A partner at Performance Works, he advises technology companies on market entry strategies in such areas as Financial Services, Energy, Health Care and Media. He has also advised corporate venture funds and innovation initiatives at G2000 companies. He was a Partner for seventeen years at Apax Partners, a global venture firm, focusing on software and cross-border technology investments and managed its venture software portfolio after Apax became a private equity firm.

Arama Kukutai
Arama Kukutai
Finistere Ventures

Arama Kukutai is a co-founder and Partner at Finistere Ventures a pioneer in the Agriculture and Food Technology sectors founded in 2005 and actively investing from its second fund. Mr. Kukutai has been a company founder and entrepreneur in the Agribusiness sector with over 20 years’ experience. He served as Executive Chairman of PKW Farms, a successful agribusiness and diversified investment entity involved in dairy farming and aquaculture activities in New Zealand, Asia and Australia. Arama also led the New Zealand government’s Trade & Investment agency in North America, following which he emigrated to the USA. 
Justin Milano
Justin Milano
Good Startups

Justin Milano helps exceptional leaders build thriving companies. As a serial entrepreneur and executive coach from Silicon Valley, Justin uses a unique blend of business coaching and psychology to help leaders and team members create breakthroughs and fulfill their maximum potential. He currently coaches and advises leaders at rapid growth enterprises and venture capital funds including JP Morgan, Northwestern University’s Kellogg Innovation Network, Webgility, Paragon One, 500 Startups, the Global Accelerator Network, and others.
Mark Lowndes
Managing Director - Lowndes
New Zealand

Is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer. He advises New Zealand and international companies on a range of matters such as mergers and acquisitions, securitisations, capital raising, private equity, venture capital, angel funding, technology, telecommunications, corporate recovery and international investment.

Comments from previous workshop participants:

"Extremely informative - thanks"

"Really interesting expression of some complex content, thank you!"

"Excellent - thought provoking & helpful"

"Very interesting, well organised, good topics & speakers"

"Good forum, well structured, good presentations"

"Nice mix of presenters, well worth attending"

DATE: Tuesday 31 October 2017

TIME: 5.30 - 7.30pm

VENUE: Northern Club, Auckland

PRICE: $95 + GST Reduced to $85 +GST for clients of Lowndes and members of NBR, NZVCA, Angel Association, EO, GNZ & INFINZ
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