How Repatriation might shape Tech M&A

Join peers from leading corporate development, venture capital, and founder communities as we unpack the current startup ecosystem with a focus on building, partnering, or acquiring innovation. With a reported $2.5 Trillion in overseas profits, repatriation could have far reaching implications for the M&A environment and corporate venture capital. We'll look at the much talked about repatriation holiday, currently under consideration by the Trump administration. Against this backdrop, we'll explore how innovation plays such a pivotal role for incumbents, how we could see a new influx of strategic corporate venture capital investment, as US firms put their money to work investing or acquiring US-based technology companies. 
We’re hosting a private dinner for a small selection of partners and friends to dive into the topic and tease out different viewpoints. We have the pleasure of being joined by former Illinois Senator, Mark Kirk. During his time in Washington, Mark served on the Committee on Appropriations, as well as the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. With his unique insight, we'll explore the current administration's policies, with a specific focus on the likelihood of a repatriation holiday, and its ramifications for corporate M&A.

Joining us in this conversation will be corporate venture investors, corporate development officers, as well CXO leaders and buyers of technology. This is a chance to interact with a diverse group of peers and allies in a setting focused on sharing insights and ideas.


speaker-mark-kirk.pngMark Kirk
Former U.S. Senator


6:00pm Welcome Reception
6:30pm Dinner Conversations
8:30pm Program Conclusion

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sway Ventures
325 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111

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Spotlight Guest 


Senator Mark Kirk
A Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., September 15, 1959; B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1981; M.S., London School of Economics, London, England, 1982; J.D., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1992; United States Naval Reserves, 1989 to present; lawyer, private practice; staff member for United States Representative John Porter of Illinois, 1984-1990; special assistant, United States Department of State, 1992-1993; staff member for United States House of Representatives International Relations Committee, 1995; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 2001, until his resignation on November 29, 2010; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in the November 2, 2010, special election to the term ending January 3, 2011, a seat previously held by appointed Senator Roland Burris, and at the same time elected in the general election for the six-year term ending January 3, 2017; took the oath of office on November 29, 2010.

Pairings is a modern dinner party.

We begin each evening with drinks and mingling in the main room. Depending on the night, we may have some thought provoking talks or entertaining acts in store. Eventually we seat all of our diners at one long communal table, where our guest chef and their team for that evening, serve and explain each course to the entire dining group at once. They carefully pair that meal with a series of wines or cocktails that match the aesthetic and flavor of the meal. This is a chance to slow down, to savor and interact with a diverse group of peers, and we think it’s worth it for the shared experience this format creates.