May 19, 2016 at TechCode Accelerator in Mountain View.
The Athletic Hall at University of Washington is called Dempsey Hall, in order to honor Neal, who has also received the honor of being included in Forbes Midas List of Top VCs.
Neal will share his story and conduct an interactive Q&A session with the audience. Food and drinks will be provided.
Bay Partners is one of the first VC firms founded in Silicon Valley and over the years they have helped over 250 companies go from start-up to successful liquidity, resulting in over $1 billion in exit returns.
Bay’s latest two funds have produced some of the most successful returns in the industry, with 3 IPOs and 2 large M&A transactions in one year alone, including Guidewire IPO listed by the Wall Street Journal as one of the most successful IPOs of the year.
Neal is Senior Partner at Bay, responsible for 9 board seats and driving the company’s investment in many successful companies including Guidewire, Eloqua and DropCam.
Most recent liquidity events include IPOs by Xactly in April of 2015, Apigee in June of 2015, and the acquisition of Board Vantage by NASDAQ in March 2016.
With 26 IPOs in 20 years and 16 significant M&A deals, Neal and his team have generated substantial results by working with companies that altered the way the technology industry works.
This ability to drive successful portfolios has made Bay’s 2006 vintage fund currently one of the industry’s best performing funds and ranked the #2 top performing fund in 2015 by Pitch Book.
In addition to serving on the boards of BoardVantage, Enphase Energy, Ensenda, Guidewire Software, Apigee, Sonatype and Xactly, he also serves on the Board of EMQ Children and Family Services and served as the Fritzky Chair for the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Neal finds great passion and joy in being a VC because it allows him to mentor entrepreneurs. Mentoring people is so important to Neal that he volunteers his time as an advisor to non-profit organizations such as the American Leadership Forum (ALF).
A lover of risk and adventure, Neal has climbed six of the seven tallest summits, sailed around the world, and run countless marathons, including the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Neal also created his own entrepreneur mentoring program called “Neal’s Running Start” named after his favorite athletic activity.
Neal received his Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Washington.
Neal’s leadership helped establish the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.
6:00pm – 6:45pm: food, networking, demo/sponsor tables
6:30pm – 8:30pm: program and Q&A
8:30pm – 9:00pm: meet the speaker, networking