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VIP Video Conference: Innovations in Capital Markets

The Forge / SharesPost Merger and What it Means for the Alternatives Sector and Private Capital Markets

Thursday, May 28

FT Partners hosted Kelly Rodriques, CEO of Forge, Greg Brogger, Founder & CEO of SharesPost, and world-renowned investor Tim Draper to discuss the merger of Forge Global and SharesPost – as well as innovations in the Alternative Investments Market.

About Our Panelists

Kelly Rodriques

Kelly Rodriques is the CEO of Forge. Kelly was a founding investor of mFoundry, the leading provider of mobile banking, which was acquired by FIS in 2013. Most recently, he served as CEO of PENSCO, one of the nation’s leading alternative asset custodians, which was sold to Opus Bank in 2017. Previously, Kelly was an Operating Partner of Ignition Capital and CEO and Chairman of Totality, acquired by Verizon in 2006.

Greg Brogger

Greg Brogger is the Founder & CEO of SharesPost. Prior to SharesPost, Greg launched and led Nasdaq Private Market, a joint venture between SharesPost and NASDAQ OMX Group. Greg was also a co-founder of TrueCar, a member of the founding team at Internet Brands, and Idealab’s VP of Business Development. He began his career advising private technology companies as a securities lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Tim Draper

Tim Draper is a prominent venture capitalist and founder of Draper Associates, DFJ, and the Draper Venture Network, a global network of venture capital funds, as well as Draper University. He funded Baidu, Tesla, Skype, SpaceX, Twitch, Hotmail, Focus Media, Robinhood, Athenahealth, Box, Cruise Automation, Carta, Planet, PTC and 15 other unicorns at the seed stage.

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