The Relationship Intelligence Conference

September 26-27, 2022 | Carmel Valley Ranch
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Every deal starts with a relationship. As private capital and investment banking become more competitive, the ability to create warm introductions, form stronger connections, and establish relationships becomes more critical. It's now more important than ever for every deal maker to invest in the quality of their network and deal flow.

At Campfire—Affinity's inaugural 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 beyond 2022.

Keynote Speaker

Rick Welts
Former Golden State Warriors Executive - Basketball Hall of Fame

One of the most respected executives in sports and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, Rick Welts’ career spanned 46 years in executive roles with three NBA teams and the NBA League office in New York City. Welts stepped away from his position as President & Chief Operating Officer of the Golden State Warriors in June 2021 after 10 seasons with the club, during which time the team reached the NBA Finals in five consecutive years and won three NBA championships (2015, 2017, and 2018).

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Why you can't miss this

2
Days
300+
dealmakers
12
sessions
25+
speakers

Featuring inspirational and thought-provoking keynotes and several strategy breakout sessions, attendees will learn from industry leaders, peers, and Affinity experts on topics like

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Navigating relationships through choppy waters
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Using data to fuel your relationship pipeline
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The importance of relationship intelligence technology in building and managing your network

Attendees get the opportunity to connect, build executive-level relationships, and listen to the experiences of their peers, thought leaders, and Affinity experts around fueling growth, managing relationships, and using technology to bolster their processes.

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Sessions to look forward to

Navigating the changing deal landscape

How can you come out on top in today's economy? Hear from a panel of investment firms about how they're thinking about deal-making with portfolio companies

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Best practices on Relationship Intelligence for dealmaking

Hear from a panel of investors on how they use Relationship Intelligence technology to build, nurture and tap into their relationship networks

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Founders Forum

A lot has changed within the last year. Hear what founders are thinking about and how they look to engage with investors?

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Data-driven sourcing

Learn how you can use data about companies and CRM workflow analytics to source more quality opportunities

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Agenda

sunday, sept 25
day Zero
4:00 PM
Check in
5:30 - 700 PM
Welcome reception and badge pickup 
Redwood Terrace
monday, sept 26
day one
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast and badge pick up
Carmel Valley Ranch reception; Redwood Terrace
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome & CEO Keynote
Redwood Room
9:15 AM - 9:20 AM
Transition
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
Panel: Navigating the changing deal landscape to gear up for 2023 and beyond
Redwood Room
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Coffee
Partner Lodge (Oak Room B)
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Breakout session: Data-driven sourcing 
Redwood Room
Break out session: How your tech stack gives you a competitive edge
Oak Room A
10:55 AM - 11:00 AM
Transition
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Panel: Founders forum 
Redwood Room
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Lunch and networking
Redwood Terrace
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Break out session: Relationship intelligence in the tools you use everyday
Oak Room A
Break out session: Unlock more potential: Savvy usage tips from an Affinity super user
Redwood Terrace
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
Transition
1:35 PM - 2:20 PM
Guest Keynote with Rick Welts: Intentional leadership
Redwood Room
2:30 PM
Close
3:00 PM
Activities
7:00 PM
Dinner
Carmel Valley Ranch Clubhouse
tuesday, sept 27
day two
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast
Redwood Terrace
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Panel: Best practices on Relationship Intelligence for Dealmaking
Redwood Room
9:15 AM - 9:20 AM
Transition
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
Product Keynote ft. Dealroom
Redwood Room
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Coffee
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Fireside chat: How ESG is influencing the future of Venture Capital
Redwood Room
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grab & Go Lunch
Redwood Terrace
12:00 pm
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Conference Speakers

Ray Zhou
CEO & Co-Founder, Affinity
Ray Zhou
CEO & Co-Founder
Shubham Goel
CEO & Co-Founder, Affinity
Shubham Goel
CEO & Co-Founder
Rudy Burger
Managing Partner, Woodside Capital Partners
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Gleb Polyakov
CEO, Nylas
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Amir Movafaghi
CEO, Mixpanel
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Brian Smiga
Co-Founding Partner, Alpha Partners
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Ivan Lopez
Partner and Head of Platform, Antler
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Casey Rovinelli
Growth Director, Omers Ventures
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Eugene Lee
Partner, Omers Ventures
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Kevin Zhang
Partner, Bain Capital Ventures
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Maleka Momand
CEO, Esper
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Agnieszka Szefer
Director of Data Science, Bain Capital Ventures
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Rachel Feely-Kohl
Vice President, Community & Platform at F-Prime Capital
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Yoram Wijngaarde
Founder and CEO, Dealroom.co
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Kristen Talman
Reporter, Morning Brew
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Margaret Luna
Head of Platform and Marketing, Next Play Capital
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Nicholas Kim
Associate, Vestigo Ventures
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Chad Harding
Managing Partner, PEAK Technology Partners
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Christina Gilbert
CEO, OneSchema
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Paul Ross
SVP, Marketing, Affinity
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Reanesh Kanaganayagam
Product Marketing Manager, Affinity
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Cara Proszek
Sr Corporate Communications Manager. Affinity
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Megan Coxe
Manager, Customer Success, Affinity
Megan Coxe
Manager, Customer Success
Andy Bryson
SVP, Product, Affinity
Andy Bryson
SVP, Product
Brian Cloughley
Brian Cloughley
SVP, Customer Success and Revenue Expansion, Affinity
Brian Cloughley
SVP of Product
Alex Milbert
Senior Solutions Engineer, Affinity
Alex Milbert
Senior Solutions Engineer
Steve Responte
Director, Customer Success, Affinity
Steve Responte
Director, Customer Success
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management, Affinity
Brook Lane
Director, Product Management
Conference Location

Sweet Location

Carmel Valley Ranch provides an unparalleled setting to escape from the day-to-day and refresh perspectives as we look ahead to next year's priorities.

In person attendees can take advantage of curated activities like golf, yoga, bike riding, beekeeping, horseback riding, wine tasting, and more. Virtual attendees can get access to all speaking sessions, virtual networking opportunities, and a virtual exhibition lounge. For those interested in attending in-person, you’re welcome to book a room reservation on the Carmel Valley Ranch website by August 26 using this reservations link.

We have been overwhelmed with interest in Campfire and, unfortunately, have reached capacity for in-person attendance. Registration for virtual attendance remains open, and we encourage you to secure your spot today.
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Golf
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Bike riding
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Beekeeping
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Horseback riding
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Wine tasting
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Yoga
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smores and bonfire
wine and sunset
lavender farm