Family Office Investments in Innovative Technologies & Life Science
The NYC High Tech Family Office Meetings are a series of select meetings dedicated to Tech and Life Science Investments of high net worth individuals and single family office executives in private and public companies as well as funds. We are committed to the privacy of our families as well as for the quality of our programs and speakers, bringing cutting edge industries and ideas to our families.
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 then 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.
This year, our high tech and life sciences event will be held at the NYC offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP, one of the country’s leading law firms in the life sciences and technology sectors. Pepper Hamilton has approximately 500 lawyers in offices throughout the key financial centers on the east coast of the United States, as well as in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Andrew Hulsh, a senior partner in the firm’s private equity and venture capital practice, will serve as moderator of our event.
The conference will be followed by a cocktail reception.
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
Ms. Alyssa Jaffee, Senior Associate, Pritzker Group
Come and meet exciting opportunities. Meet Innovation.