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The Kellogg School of Management is proud to present the 13th Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference, “Finding Growth in the Next Generation.” Each year, the conference brings together some of the biggest names and brightest minds in the fields of private equity and venture capital to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. This year’s conference will provide a forum for private equity investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and Limited Partners to discuss how the next generation of funds will find growth and ultimately drive returns for investors. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain insights, pose questions and network with leading investment professionals representing a diverse group of firms, markets and geographies.

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  • Bon French ’76
    CEO, Adams Street Partners

    Bon is the CEO of Adams Street Partners, a global private equity investment management firm located in Chicago. He actively participates as an investment professional and is responsible for managing relationships with several of Adams Street's managers including Accel Partners, Austin Ventures, Madison Dearborn Partners and New Enterprise Associates.He is sought out by private equity firms, consultants and investors for advice and recommendations on a variety of private equity topics.

  • Peter Barris
    Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates

    Peter is the Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates, an international venture capital firm. Over the last 12 years, NEA's assets under management have grown ten-fold to over $11B and the firm has expanded its operations to India and China. Under Peter's leadership, NEA has invested in industry-transforming technology companies like CareerBuilder, Data Domain,, Groupon, Juniper Networks, Macromedia, Playdom,, and TiVo.