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See how the Post Seed Conference played out on Twitter

Thank you to all of those who attended Post Seed Conference and made it great!

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
December 2, 2016 | Comments
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Vator held its annual Post Seed event on Thursday, and it couldn't have gone better. Not only were the panelists, and all of our presenting companies great, but so were all of our audience members, who helped us to preserved the memory of the event on Twitter forever.

Here are some highlights from our attendees on Twitter:

Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator), Paul Martino (Managing Partner, Bullpen Capital), Semil Shah (General Partner, Haystack)

Session One – “Making Venture Great Again: The Post Seed Manifesto”: Duncan Davidson (Managing Director, Bullpen Capital)

Session Two – “Winning at Cisco, Baseball, and Seed”: Dan Scheinman (Angel Investor, SF Giants), Paul Martino (Managing Partner, Bullpen Capital)

Session Three – “Investing in Categories No One is Paying Attention To”: Moderator: Eric Eric Newcomer (Startup Reporter, Bloomberg); Panelists: Michael Ma (General Partner, Liquid 2 Ventures), Dave Peterson (Co-Founder & Partner, Play Bigger Advisors), Christine Herron (Director, Intel Capital), Chris Paik (Partner, Thrive Capital), Aeref Hilaly (Partner, Sequoia Capital)

Session Four – “Disrupting the Venture Ecosystem”: Chamath Palihapitiya (Founder & CEO, Social Capital LP), Semil Shah (General Partner, Haystack)

Session Five – “CEOs who Navigated the Post Seed Waters”: Moderator: Eric Wiesen (General Partner, Bullpen Capital); Panelists: Tony Vartanian (Founder & CEO, Jump Ramp Games), Stuart Landesberg (Founder & CEO, Grove Collaborative), Justin Potter (Founder & CEO, Cleanify), Dan Greenberg (Founder & CEO, Sharethrough), Aarthi Ramamurthy ( Founder, Lumoid)

Session Six – “Getting to a Super-Sized A Round and Liquidity”: Moderator: Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator); Panelists: Winter Mead (Vice President, Sapphire Ventures), Shruti Gandhi (Managing Partner, Array Ventures), Brenda Smith (President, CV Brokerage), Brian O’Malley (Partner, Accel Partners)

Session Seven – “Playing the Game as a Contrarian”: Aydin Senkut (Founder & Managing Director, Felicis Ventures), Rolfe Winkler (Technology Reporter, Wall Street Journal)

Session Eight – “Post Seed/Small A is a Big Thing”: Moderator: Andre Gharakhanian (Founder & Partner, Silicon Legal Strategy); Panelists: Leo Polovets (Partner, Susa Ventures), Marc Michel (Managing Partner, Runway Venture Partners), Jim Andelman (Co-founder and Managing Partner, Rincon Venture Partners), Jed Katz (Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners)

Session Nine – “Magic Box Paradigm” - The unconventional view on M&A: Ezra Roizen (Founder, advsr), Andre Gharakhanian (Founder & Partner, Silicon Legal Strategy)

Session Ten – “From Seed to IPO”: Jeff Lawson (CEO, Twilio), Byron Deeter (Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners)

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