Backstop Beyond 2023

Four Seasons Hotel, Austin

05 Oct

Panel: Thought Leadership - Fundraising: The art and science of investor relations from LP and GP perspectives

After years of ever-increasing fund sizes and capital raising, 2023 has landed with a bump. Even the most established managers are struggling to gain the traction that used to come to them with relative ease, and rumblings of extended timelines for fundraising, smaller fund sizes than previous vintages, and LPs sitting on unfunded commitments has meant that effective investor relations has never been more critical. Our panel will examine this topic from the GP and LP perspective and explore how to navigate this increasingly competitive market.

  • What do investors really want to hear from an investment pitch, and how has this changed from previous years?
  • How has the investor relations function evolved in the US, and what have been the main challenges GPS have faced?
  • What are the rules of engagement when fundraising?
  • Are AI tools set to be a differentiator when assessing the market?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    William Tice Partner Pollen Street Capital Bio
    Ralph DeBernardo Partner & Head of Investor Relations Sapphire Ventures Bio
    Phillip Cunningham Vice President, Strategic Development and Investor Relations PeakSpan Capital Bio
    Mallory Baker Head of Investor Relations and Business Development Presidio Investors Bio
    Brent Belt Relationship Manager ION Analytics (Backstop)