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CFASP Luncheon:  "Venture Capital in Oregon - Is There Enough?"

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Please join us on September 24, 2019, for a luncheon with Diane Fraiman (Voyager Capital), Gerry Langeler (OVP Venture Partners), and Eric Rosenfeld (Oregon Venture Fund) - "Venture Capital in Oregon - Is There Enough?"

n true pioneering fashion, Oregon has grown its venture capital capacity in an organic, bootstrapping manner. While institutional capital available to finance entrepreneurs has grown, a lingering question remains: is there enough capital to go around? CFA Society Portland is bringing together a panel of Oregon’s foremost venture investors to discuss the present state of the industry.

Diane Fraiman - Voyager Capital
Diane serves as a Partner with Voyager and focuses on software and digital media investments in the Pacific Northwest, particularly Oregon. With over 30 years of technology company experience in leading marketing, strategy and business development, Diane works with startups in the enterprise software, Internet/mobile/social, and security software industries throughout the West Coast.

Diane is on the boards of Act-On Software, Stackery, TiE Oregon, University of Oregon Seed Fund Advisory Board, the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator, and Providence Child Center. She is also a board observer of Chirpify, Lytics and SheerID. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in Biomedical Engineering, and received an Executive MBA from Insead in Fountainebleau, France. Diane lives in Portland, Oregon.

Gerry Langeler - OVP Venture Partners
Gerry Langeler joined OVP Venture Partners in 1992 and focuses on investments in the clean tech, communications and software sectors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of CradlePoint, Group14 Technologies, Novomer, and PolySync.

Prior to joining OVP, Gerry was co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) in Portland, OR in 1981. There he served as President, and over eleven years helped lead Mentor through its IPO to over $400M in worldwide sales and over $1B in market capitalization. He began his technology career at Tektronix.  Gerry received his AB in Chemistry from Cornell University and his MBA from Harvard University.

Eric Rosenfeld - Oregon Venture Fund

Eric is a co-founder of the Oregon Venture Fund (OVF), a professionally managed, collaborative venture capital fund backed by the leaders of Oregon's business, technology, and entrepreneurial communities. The fund and its investors have invested $91M in 61 local startups that have grown to employ 3,790 Oregonians. OVF is the only venture fund offering investors and entrepreneurs free ice cream or beer for life when a fund generates a >10X return.

A fourth-generation Oregonian and former entrepreneur, Eric believes strongly in the transformative impact business and technology leaders can have when collaborating to support a new generation of local growth companies. Eric received his MBA from The Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and has degrees in Industrial Engineering and American Studies from Stanford.


Jon Finney - BMO
Jon Finney is the Director of Traditional Research at BMO Family Office.

Jon joined the firm in 2008 and has more than 19 years of experience in the financial services industry.  As the Director of Traditional Research, Jon oversees the research, due diligence and approval of the third-party traditional investment managers that BMO Family Office recommends to its clients. Jon works closely with Investment Advisors to implement those investments across client portfolios. Before assuming his current role, Jon was a Senior Research Analyst at CTC | myCFO whose research coverage spanned public markets, hedge funds and private markets investments.
 
Mr. Finney earned a BS in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Davis. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) designation.


Event Type

Society

Education Topic

 

Start Time

9/24/2019 12:00 PM

End Time

9/24/2019 1:30 PM

City

Portland

State/Province

OR

Event Country

USA

Event Region

Americas

Location Info

University Club of Portland
1225 S.W. Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon  97204

Speaker

Diane Fraiman (Voyager Capital), Gerry Langeler (OVP Venture Partners), and Eric Rosenfeld (Oregon Venture Fund)

CE Credits

Yes

SER Credit

Yes

Currency

US

Member Price

20.00

Non-Member Price

30.00

Candidate Price

20.00

Registration

All Day Event

 

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