Family Office Investments in Innovative Technologies
The NYC High Tech Family Office Meetings are a series of select Semi Annual events dedicated to investments of high net worth individuals and single family office executives in Tech and Life Science Opportunities.
Investment opportunities in innovative technologies are increasingly being recognized by the next generation of wealthy families and their family office executives. Family members are more open to exploring opportunities far from their family’s core business and traditional investment portfolios of real estate, stocks, commodities, etc. They understand exciting opportunities exist within high level technology sectors and see the wealth being created, seeking to diversify their portfolios whilst waiting for the next unicorn opportunity.
Unlike traditional institutional investors, high net worth individuals and single family offices are uniquely positioned to invest in innovative technologies. In part due to their freedom of cross-sector investments, appetite and ability to invest in different company stages, different growth perspectives and market caps with more flexibility than institutions that must adhere to specific holding periods due to a fund’s timeline or structure. They are more open to the idea of risk than institutional funds that are highly restricted and regulated. Family offices see this as an exciting investment adventure. With flexibility, patience and resources, private wealth creates the ideal long-term investor base.
Economies are still experiencing sub-par growth post 2008, investors are on the constant hunt for returns looking to tap into innovations from Fintech to Aerospace, Life Science to the Internet, Cleantech to Agtech. Network with some of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time and those SFOs who know the value of innovative technologies as they seek to turbo-boost their portfolios. Come and discuss the latest cutting edge ideas, tech trends and investing models in a unique environment.
The conference will be followed by a cocktail reception and private investors’ dinners throughout the week.
March 2017 Conference Speakers included:
Mr. Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates, One of the leading tech hedge fund investors with investments at Skype, Hotmail, Tesla, Baidu, Theranos, Athenahealth, Solar City, Box, TwitchTV and SpaceX.
Dr. Yossi Vardi, Godfather of Israel’s High Tech scene, Founding Investor of Mirabilis (ICQ)
Mr. Dov Moran, Founder of M-Systems that invented the USB Memory Stick, later bought by Sandisk for $1.6B
Mr. Adam Singolda, Founder & CEO of Taboola, the largest online discovery platform.
Mr. Slava Rubin, Co-Founder of Indiegogo - the world’s largest global crowdfunding platform.
Mr. John Brothwick, CEO and Co-Founder of Betaworks - an internet studio that builds and invests in companies across the social, data-driven media internet
Dr. Guruduth S. Banavar, Chief Science Officer & Vice President, Cognitive Computing, IBM
Mr. Danny Lange, Head of Machine Learning, UBER
Mr. Michael Wei, Director, AI Research Center Samsung America Research
Mr. Yann Lecun, Director, Facebook AI Research
Mr. David Teten, Partner, ff Capital
Ms. Alyssa Jaffee, Investor, Pritzker Group
Come and meet exciting opportunities. Meet Innovation.