The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is adding more investor star power to its Tech Venture conference coming up next month in Raleigh.
“Growth Equity leaders Alex Stratoudakis, Vice President of Warburg Pincus and Alan Cline, Principal at Vista Equity Partners will take the stage with two North Carolina CEOs that they’ve invested in respectively: Kent Hudson, CEO, Dude Solutions and Robbie Allen, CEO, Automated Insights,” the CED announced Thursday.
“They’ll talk about how their deals came about, what they’re looking for in companies, what their interests are, and why they’ve chosen to invest in North Carolina companies.”
The investment in Cary-based Dude Solutions ($100 million announced in 2014) and the acquisition of Automated Insights in February of this year are just two of numerous recent examples in which Triangle-area companies have drawn interest fro major investors either from Silicon Valley or other major metro areas such as New York.
“We expect a vibrant discussion that will highlight the investor interest in the region and the strength and potential of the companies that have chosen to call NC home,” the CED noted.
Just last week, the CED also said it was bringing one of the world’s top venture capitalists to speak at the conference. He’s Jim Goetz, a partner at Sequoia Capital, was ranked No. 1 on the “Midas List” of top VCs as compiled by Forbes in both 2014 and 2015.
Goetz and Sequoia also are invested in a startup with Triangle connections: Carbon3D, which is based in San Francisco but was founded by UNC and NCSU professor as well as serial entrepreneur and inventor Dr. Joseph DeSimone.
The conference is Sept. 15-16 in Raleigh.
So how can you attend?