october 22 | san francisco

the relationship intelligence conference

In the past year, we’ve seen AI, automation, and data enrichment – among other technology and innovation – move the private capital industry forward. As competition rises for the best deals, the most technology and data-driven firms will succeed.

Join us at Affinity Campfire conference October 22, 2024 in San Francisco, where you’ll discover how leading dealmakers are winning with relationship intelligence. Examine, alongside your peers, investment strategies, industry trends, and innovative ways to weave Affinity into your day-to-day to fuel growth and further optimize deal processes.
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135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco
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agenda

Time
Session
Speakers
Location
10:00 am
Breakout session

Welcome to Campfire!

Ventana Room

Welcome to Campfire!

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Breakout session

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10:15 am
Breakout session

Company Vision and Product Keynote

Ventana Room

Company Vision and Product Keynote

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Breakout session

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11:15 am
Breakout session

Break

Break

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Breakout session

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11:30 am
Breakout session

Leading with Data: Transforming investment strategies through technology and insight

Ventana Room

Leading with Data: Transforming investment strategies through technology and insight

Moustafa ElBialy | Kleiner Perkins
Ray Zhou | Affinity

In this intimate fireside chat with Moustafa ElBaily, a leading Chief Information Officer from a top investment firm, we'll be exploring how data-driven insights, technology, and leadership are transforming investment strategies today. Join us for this open discussion and exchange ideas on practical approaches to fostering a data-centric culture, optimizing deal flow, and using AI to improve operations and decision-making.

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Breakout session

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12:15 pm
Breakout session

Lunch at the Presidio

Hawthorn Room

Lunch at the Presidio

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1:30 pm
Breakout session

The investor's COO: a unique perspective on digitizing VC workflows

Ventana Room

The investor's COO: a unique perspective on digitizing VC workflows

Jen Ard | Intel Capital
Dan Polonka | Affinity

Advances in AI and machine learning are propelling an increasingly competitive race towards digitization and data-driven investing across private capital, transforming how firms source, evaluate, and manage deals. In this session, we’ll be joined by Jen Ard, a VC investor-turned-COO to hear her unique perspective on implementing data-driven workflows, and how investors and operations teams can work in unison to leverage technology to make smarter investment decisions.

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Breakout session

True centralization: using Relationship Intelligence, APIs and integrations to embed the value of Affinity into all of your databases and workflows

Cypress Room

True centralization: using Relationship Intelligence, APIs and integrations to embed the value of Affinity into all of your databases and workflows

Casey Rovinelli | OMERS
Dan Brown | SpeedInvest,
Dominique Simoneau-Ritchie | Affinity

Your data’s value is at its peak when it is combined, aligned, and working comprehensively across your systems to drive efficiencies and uncover new insights. In this session, we’ll meet with Affinity power users Dan Brown of Speedinvest, and Casey Rovinelli of OMERS to discuss how they’ve pushed Affinity’s API and integrations to their limits (and sometimes beyond), and combined them with relationship intelligence in the quest for a fully holistic dataset.

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2:15 pm
Breakout session

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2:30 pm
Breakout session

Networks aren’t just for deals: powering portfolio growth and investor relations with Affinity

Ventana Room

Networks aren’t just for deals: powering portfolio growth and investor relations with Affinity

Samantha Santaniello-Lawrence | MassMutual Ventures
Jolynn Vallejo | Kapor Capital
Dominique Simoneau-Ritchie | Affinity

Join industry leaders Samantha Santaniello-Lawrence (MassMutual Ventures) and Jolynn Vallejo (Kapor Capital) as they delve into using Affinity for more than just deal sourcing and management. They’ll cover how they drove adoption, the thinking behind the processes they’ve created, and also showcase how they’ve tailored Affinity to support fundraising, investor relations, and portfolio growth. This session will ensure you can get more value from your firm’s shared network.

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3:45 pm
Breakout session

Creating a VC OS that helps us diligence 1,000+ deals a year

Ventana Room

Creating a VC OS that helps us diligence 1,000+ deals a year

Sergio Monsalve | Roble Ventures
Reanesh Kanaganayagam | Affinity

Sergio Monsalve, Founding Partner at Roble Ventures has created something special. The integrated tech stack at the firm of three has minimized manual work; increased deal flow efficiency; and allowed the team to focus on building relationships and providing top-notch portfolio support.

In this session, Sergio will guide you through his philosophy, the components of his tech stack, and team structure that have set up Roble Venture to diligence 1,000+ deals a year. This session will help you use a tech-enabled approach to give you more time and resources to focus on your core strengths.

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Breakout session

How to scale your operations from idea to action and action to adoption

Cypress Room

How to scale your operations from idea to action and action to adoption

Lauren Gomez | Sozo Ventures
Jeremy Hertzog | Affinity

Lauren Gomez (Sozo Ventures) completely changes how Sozo ventures operations looked as they scaled from Fund 2 to Fund 3. Learn about how she drove adoption, managed change, and streamlined workflows across deal sourcing; relationship management; and pipeline tracking. This session will give you best practices in implementing a process that helps the investment team and broader firm succeed and adapt as they scale.

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4:00 pm
Breakout session

Break

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Breakout session

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4:15 pm
Breakout session

Dealmaker Awards

Jesse Lott

Ventana Room

Dealmaker Awards

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5:00 pm
Breakout session

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Ventana Room

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5:15 pm
Breakout session

Networking happy hour

Courtyard

Networking happy hour

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Agenda coming soon.
Stay tuned!
time
session
speakers
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9:00 AM
Breakfast & registration
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
N/A
Ventana Room
10:00 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
Break
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
N/A
Ventana Room
10:45 AM
Finding, funding, and flourishing: expert insights on calculated investing
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

Ventana Room
11:15 AM
Coffee
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
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Ventana Room
11:25 AM
Product Roadmap Vision
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
Andy Bryson
Ventana Room

conference speakers

Lauren Gomez

Principal
Sozo Ventures

Moustafa ElBialy

CIO
Kleiner Perkins

Jolynn Vallejo

Chief of Staff
Kapor Capital

Samantha Santaniello-Lawrence

Head of Platform: GTM, BD & Strategic Partnerships
MassMutual Ventures

Dan Brown

Head of Product & Tech
Speedinvest

Casey Rovinelli

Partner, Data & Technology
OMERS Ventures

Jen Ard

Managing Director, Head of Investment Operations
Intel Capital

Sergio Monsalve

Founding Partner
Roble Ventures

Ray Zhou

Co-founder
Affinity

Shubham Goel

Co-founder
Affinity

Ken Fine

Ceo
Affinity

Paul Ross

CMO
Affinity

Dominique Simoneau-Ritchie

CTO
Affinity

Andy Bryson

CPO
Affinity

Dan Polonka

Product Marketing
Affinity

Reanesh Kanaganayagam

Product Marketing
Affinity

Jeremy Hertzog

Director of Product marketing
Affinity

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

October 22nd, 2024. 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.