RAISE 2019: Save the Date!
You haven’t heard from us in a while. But not for lack of activity. In fact we’ve been heads down for months, carefully planning RAISE 2019: May 9th at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio.
When we launched RAISE I in 2015, we didn’t know whether there would be a market for an intimate gathering of emerging fund managers and interested LPs. We actually worried that no one would show up. The fact that we “sell out” our VIP invites every year within the first week and that GPs tried to crash our first and every conference since, suggests that we are indeed curating a valuable experience and network.
One decision we’ve debated every year is conference format. Specifically: how much of the day do we shine a light on emerging fund managers, via “Pitch Tracks”, vs. feature speaker panels and keynote speakers. What we’ve come to realize, thanks to your survey feedback and attendance data is that, no matter how stellar our programming lineup, the key RAISE conference differentiator at RAISE is our spotlight on the best in-market, emerging fund investment opportunities.
Accordingly, we have redesigned the event to be primarily a GP Pitch Day. We will start off with our much sought after RAISE Insights presentation highlighting GP and LP data and trends (see last year’s summary here) followed by an inspirational morning fireside chat. The bulk of the afternoon will consist of 40-50 carefully filtered Fund Pitches, in parallel tracks.
In high demand last year, we will also offer early sign-up for small group break-out sessions with the most sought after LPs and veteran fund entrepreneurs.
And then there’s the RAISE After Party. If you haven’t received an invitation in prior years, request one here. Save the Date: May 9th!