Thank You For Joining Us At Counter III
What a great day it was, we are so grateful to everyone who joined from all corners of the globe. We'll recap some of the day's activities below...
We were so excited to see folks back IRL after so long. It was a terrific day filled with interesting conversations led by amazing speakers and panelists. Recapping some of the events here…
Opening Address from the Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis
It was wonderful to have the Leiutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis open the conference with a passionate speech about immigrants in Calfornia, the future of the state and the importance of the SF Bay Area.
2022 State of CVC Report
SVB’s Sophie McNaught & Counterpart’s Patrick Eggen took the stage to release the 2022 State of CVC Report. Available for download here.
Sequoia Capital’s Role in the Corporate VC Community
Vipin Chamakkala, Head of Partnerships, spoke about the role of Sequoia Capital in the CVC community and how corporates can engage with their fund.
Alana Beard & Ryan Nece Talk Life after Pro Sports
Alana Beard and Ryan Nece took to the stage to talk about the intersections of professional sports and corporate life. Learn more about Transition Play here, Counterpart Ventures announced a formal partnership with Transition Play.
The CVC Alum: Differences between Traditional & Corporate VC
Dave Anderson, formerly of Toyota Ventures, moderated a panel featuring David Zilberman, formerly of Comcast Ventures, Priya Saiprasad, formerly of M12 and Matt Garratt, formerly of Salesforce Ventures on the differences between traditional and corporate VC.
Independent CVCs and Spinning Out
We were lucky enough to hear from three CVCs that have independence and how they came to be. Aduro Advisors’ Braughm Ricke moderated a panel featuring Mouro Capital’s Chris Gottschalk, Next47’s Jason Sydow and AEI Horizon X’s Beckett Jackson
Talking Sustainability with Nike’s Chief Sustainability Officer
Noel Kinder, Nike’s Chief Sustainability took the stage with Sidney McLaurin of Material Impact Fund.
The Power of JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion)
Fern Mandelbaum of Emerson Collective led as moderator on an all-star panel featuring three founders on the topic of JEDI. Jasmine Crowe-Houston, Founder & CEO of Goodr, Elise Smith, Co-Founder & CEO of Praxis Labs & Maria Colacurcio, CEO at Syndio.
New School CVCs
We were lucky enough to hear from three of the new CVCs on the block, hosted by SVB’s Emma Eschweiler. Dave Kellenberger of SentinelOne Ventures, Matt Yalowitz of Stripe & Matt Sonefeldt of Atlassian Ventures all spoke on their growing pains and investing in startups when in many senses, you still are the startup.
Embracing Frontier Tech as a CVC
The final panel at Counter III touched on how some of the most progressive CVCs are embracing technologies such as crypto and the metaverse. Sapphire Ventures’ Rico Mallozzi moderated the panel featuring Coinbase Ventures’ Steven Willinger, Meta’s Peter Rojas and M12’s Michael Stewart.
Thanks to everyone who joined us!
To those who attended, thank you so much for joining us. We’ll see you again soon!
Patrick, Joe, Mikey & Tanvi,