28th Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference at Harvard Business School Announces Speakers and Agenda

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Industry Professionals, Academics and Students to Come Together at Leading Alternative Investment Conference on February 5

BOSTON, January 21, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Venture Capital & Private Equity Club, the largest student club at Harvard Business School, will hold the 28th annual VCPE Conference on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the Omni Seaport Hotel in Boston.

With over 20 panels and 90 speakers, the conference boasts industry-leading experts who will provide insights on various issues impacting the VC and PE communities. On the agenda are many of last year’s topics, including consumer, healthcare, technology, the state of PE, and the state of VC, as well as additional panel discussions focused on B2B SaaS and other topics. The conference keynote speakers are: Meg Whitman, President Biden’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to Kenya and former CEO of Quibi, Hewlett Packard and eBay; Yup S. Kim, Head of Investments, Private Equity at CalPERS; and David Roux, founder of Silver Lake Partners and BayPine LP. The conference team is also delighted to have confirmed an exceptional roster of speakers, including:

  • Brian Delvaney, Partner, Underscore VC

  • Lydia Jett, Partner, Softbank Vision Fund

  • Chris Pike, MD, Advent

  • Elliott Robinson, Partner, Bessemer Ventures

  • Lucy Dobrin, Partner, Providence Equity

  • John Pavelski, MD and Co-Head of NA, Carlyle

  • Fernando Marques Oliveria, Head of LATAM, Hg Capital

"The HBS Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference continues to be one of the most reputable and well attended alternative asset conferences in the U.S.," said Ms. Whitman. "I am excited about the opportunity to speak at the event, which attracts some of the most respected alternative investment professionals. I look forward to exchanging views on the key trends affecting the private equity and venture capital industries today and in the future."

"We are thrilled to once again host our VCPE Conference," said John Dionne, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. "We have worked diligently to develop thought-provoking panels that will address the latest topics, trends and issues in the alternative investment space. It is a pleasure to be a part of such a prominent and longstanding event here at HBS. Thank you to our student leaders who have organized an event of highly relevant and timely topics featuring many of the leading minds in alternative investing."

"Harvard Business School students are fortunate to have the opportunity to connect with passionate and seasoned professionals from various asset classes within the financial world," said Shrenik Sanghrajka, Jakob Blomqvist and Camelia Popescu, Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2022 and Co-Presidents of the VCPE Conference. "We are honored to uphold the tradition of organizing one of the largest and most notable events on campus, a conference that continues to draw a host of distinguished speakers and attendees with a common interest in alternative investing. We sincerely thank the speakers, panelists, moderators, sponsors, organizers and attendees who make this conference successful year after year."

Sponsors of this year’s event are: EY, Kirkland & Ellis, Covington, Fried Frank, ROI Rocket, Orrick, Dechert, Ropes & Gray, BackBay Communications, First Republic Bank, AlphaSights, TermGrid, and OfficeHours.

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Philip Nunes
BackBay Communications


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