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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast & Registration
Lobby and Cypress Room
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome & CEO Keynote
At Campfire—Affinity's customer conference—we'll explore what it means to be a part of the leading Relationship Intelligence ecosystem. And how industry-leading dealmakers use Relationship Intelligence technology to fuel growth, manage pipelines, and focus on what matters most as the market evolves

ray zhou

Ventana Room
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Finding, funding, and flourishing: expert insights on calculated investing

The world of private capital has changed compared to recent years. The era of soaring valuations and the ‘one day close’ is over—investors can no longer justify risky deals based on hype and growth at all costs. The focus has shifted to sourcing deals with solid fundamentals and strong metrics with companies that are durable and have long-term growth potential. Fundraising has become more difficult, too, as capital needs to be deployed more selectively—while growing portfolio companies has also become a bigger priority as a path to recouping LP investments.

In this panel we'll learn how our panel of expert deal makers are successfully navigating today’s investment landscape and finding success in the following efforts:

  • Deal Sourcing
  • Fundraising
  • Portfolio Company Growth


Ventana Room
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM
11:25 AM - 12:05 AM
Product Roadmap Vision

Affinity’s Product & Design leadership are excited to share some of the most recent, impactful capabilities that improve your daily CRM work and enable teams to tap into the information they need as they scale.

andy bryson

Ventana Room
12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch at the presidio
Cypress Room
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
breakout sessionBecome an operational hero: set your team and tech up for deal success

Right now, it’s essential for firms to find ways to do more with less while also maintaining healthy deal flow. More and more firms are becoming hyper focused on how they can move on the right deals faster, further strengthen their most valuable relationships, and collaborate more effectively as a team.

In this breakout session specifically tailored for the operational champions of Affinity— Caroline Haun (8VC) and Nolan English (SOSV) will share insights, stories, and best practices on how they’ve enabled their firm to be more successful and efficient in their dealmaking and supporting portfolio companies. 

This will be a free-flowing discussion that is open to question so please bring your ideas for the speakers and the room full of operators about Affinity’s automation, relationship intelligence, enrichment, and API/integrations.


Ventana Room
breakout sessionFrom Insights to Investments: Strategies for Success as a Data-Driven Investor

Data-driven firms are winning right now—and the most successful ones ensure this mindset is implemented across every team member throughout the organization. It’s important for General Partners to set the tone and lead by example around how data-driven insights paired with leadership intuition are key factors to your investment strategies.

In this breakout session specifically tailored for dealmakers—we’d love for you to help us lead an open discussion with fellow investment firm leaders about how you’re finding success in being a data-driven investor. We hope to create an environment to share insights, swap stories, and learn from your peers on best practices around how you’re:

  • Sharing your network and ongoing context from your day-to-day to improve the team’s overall deal and outreach success
  • Managing your deal flow to optimize for efficient prioritization across your teams
  • Using deal data and context to operate faster without sacrificing quality or adding risk

paul ross / MAR HERSHENSON

Hawthorn Room
2:15 pm - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:15 pM
Hurry Up and Wait: Digitizing in Down Markets

It has become apparent that data-driven deal making will define the winners in the next phase of venture capital. With Gartner predicting that 75% of investor reviews will be influenced by AI and data analytics by 2025, many VCs are facing a creeping deadline to modernize their systems and processes now, or risk being left behind. Simultaneously, firms are being tested by a challenging deal landscape where cutting costs and doing more with less are of top priority.

In this panel, we’ll sit down with operators who have led the way on digitization to gain insights on implementation best practices, and break down the delicate balance of effectively budgeting your resources without killing your agility for more open markets.

jennie dvorak / Ryan Bateman / Diogo Henriques / Amber Quinones / Andrew Cafourek

Ventana Room
3:15 pm - 3:30 PM
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Dealmaker Awards Presentation & Close

jesse goldman / dustin deno

Ventana Room
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Evening drinks & Networking

conference speakers

Andrew Cafourek

VP, Head of Technology

Amber Quinones

Head of Platform and Operations
BBG Ventures

Kelly Graziadei

Founder & General Partner
F7 Ventures

Nnamdi Iregbulem

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Curtis McKee

Third Point Ventures

Vivek Ramaswami

Madrona Venture Group

Diogo Henriques

BAM Elevate

Mar Hershenson

Managing Partner
Pear VC

Ryan Bateman

Chief Technology Officer
Sands Capital

Nolan English

Director of Portfolio Services

Caroline Haun

Operations Director

Jesse Goldman

VP, Customer Success

Jamie Fronckowiak

Senior Product Manager

Jennie Dvorak

VP of Product

Paul Ross


Dustin Deno


Andy Bryson


Shubham Goel

CEO & Co-Founder

Ray Zhou

CEO & Co-Founder

frequently asked questions

what is campfire?

Affinity’s Campfire conference explores what it means to be part of the leading relationship intelligence ecosystem and how dealmakers are using technology to fuel growth, manage pipelines and focus on what matters as the market landscape continues to shift.

who should attend campfire?

Anyone involved in the dealmaking process, both from the investing and technical operations perspectives. Meet senior members from a number of Venture Capital and Private Equity funds.

when and where is campfire

September 28th, 2023. The Presidio. San Francisco

how can i register for campfire

You can register clicking here

when will the final agenda be available

The Campfire website will be updated on an ongoing basis as speakers and sessions continue to be confirmed. Once the final agenda is confirmed, all registrants will be emailed to receive this.

i have dietary requirements, how can i alert the conference organizers

When registering for an in-person conference ticket, make sure to select your dietary preferences during the process.