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Life After Liquidity

  • The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)

Lise Buyer, Founder and Partner, Class V Group
Kalpana Chandrasekhar, VP of Customer Experience, HotelTonight
David Rosenthal, General Partner, Wave Capital; Host, “Acquired” Podcast
Dan Springer, CEO and Founder, DocuSign

San Francisco’s 2019 IPO (initial public offering) wave has made national headlines, but little has been said to equip employees for the major cultural shifts they will face as their companies consider liquidity strategies. What does the lead-up entail, and what does life after liquidity look like for executive leadership and employees alike? 

Join DocuSign CEO Dan Springer, host of the “Acquired” podcast David Rosenthal, Class V Group founder Lise Buyer and VP of customer experience at HotelTonight (Airbnb's newest acquisition) Kalpana Chandrasekhar as they share their own post-liquidity insights—from inception to successfully navigating initial public offering, acquisition or mergers and many of the other stages of a company’s life. Learn how companies can make these informed decisions and should prepare their employees for these life-changing transitions as well as how these business decisions impact the community at large.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
Notes: This program is generously supported by First Republic Bank

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