SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES



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The Speakers

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Michael Tharp   |  Peter Thiel   |  Peter Thiel   |  David Toll   |  Kim Tomsen   |  Nathan Tone   |  Joan Trant   |  Angela Ty

Michael Tharp, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Cimarron Capital Partners
Buyouts West Speaker

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Peter Thiel, Founder, Mithril Capital Management; Clarium Capital Management
PartnerConnect West Speaker

Peter Thiel is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Mr. Thiel first gained attention for innovations in banking and startup finance. Today he is known as the mentor of the PayPal mafia of entrepreneurs, as well as for his warnings of a coming technology deficit with severe economic consequences. He works to accelerate innovation to prevent such a crisis by identifying and funding promising technology ideas and by guiding successful companies to scale and dominate their industries.

In 1998, Mr. Thiel made e-commerce easier, faster, and more secure by co-founding and leading PayPal, which now has more than 113 million active financial accounts. In 2002, Mr. Thiel sold PayPal to eBay and founded a global macro fund, Clarium.

In 2004, Mr. Thiel Co-Founded Palantir Technologies, which offers platforms for finance companies and intelligence, defense, and law enforcement communities to integrate, visualize, and analyze the world’s information.In the same year, he made the first outside investment in Facebook, a social networking hub that now has more than 1 billion active members. Mr. Thiel serves on its board.

Building on his personal success as a venture capital investor, Peter co-founded and manages Founders Fund, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital fund that has pioneered new methods of venture financing that benefit founders. Through Founders Fund, as well as through his private investing, he has helped the next generation of tech companies, such as SpaceX, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zynga, RoboteX, Spotify, Practice Fusion, and ZocDoc And in 2012, he co-founded Mithril Capital Management, an international technology investment fund.

Mr. Thiel established and funds the Thiel Foundation, which promotes freedom in all its forms. He sponsors the Committee to Protect Journalists, The Seasteading Institute, and the Human Rights Foundation. He funds the artificial intelligence research of theSingularity Institute. He aids work against violence through the Oslo Freedom Forum and through the research of philosopher René Girard, which is extended and promulgated byImitatio. He also promotes better health by funding the longevity research of Dr. Cynthia Kenyon and the SENS Research Foundation.

Mr. Thiel created the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship, which nurtures the tech visionaries of tomorrow. And he formed Breakout Labs to help independent scientists, engineers, and inventors advance their most radical ideas. Peter earned a B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he occasionally teaches on globalization and technology and serves on the board of overseers of the Hoover Institution. His articles have appeared in Policy Review and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Thiel co-produced the film Thank You for Smoking, was rated a master by the United States Chess Federation, and received the Innovation Award from the Economist in 2010. He lives in San Francisco.

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Peter Thiel, Founder, Mithril Capital Management; Clarium Capital Management
HedgeWorld West Speaker

Peter Thiel is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Mr. Thiel first gained attention for innovations in banking and startup finance. Today he is known as the mentor of the PayPal mafia of entrepreneurs, as well as for his warnings of a coming technology deficit with severe economic consequences. He works to accelerate innovation to prevent such a crisis by identifying and funding promising technology ideas and by guiding successful companies to scale and dominate their industries.

In 1998, Mr. Thiel made e-commerce easier, faster, and more secure by co-founding and leading PayPal, which now has more than 113 million active financial accounts. In 2002, Mr. Thiel sold PayPal to eBay and founded a global macro fund, Clarium.

In 2004, Mr. Thiel Co-Founded Palantir Technologies, which offers platforms for finance companies and intelligence, defense, and law enforcement communities to integrate, visualize, and analyze the world’s information.In the same year, he made the first outside investment in Facebook, a social networking hub that now has more than 1 billion active members. Mr. Thiel serves on its board.

Building on his personal success as a venture capital investor, Peter co-founded and manages Founders Fund, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital fund that has pioneered new methods of venture financing that benefit founders. Through Founders Fund, as well as through his private investing, he has helped the next generation of tech companies, such as SpaceX, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zynga, RoboteX, Spotify, Practice Fusion, and ZocDoc And in 2012, he co-founded Mithril Capital Management, an international technology investment fund.

Mr. Thiel established and funds the Thiel Foundation, which promotes freedom in all its forms. He sponsors the Committee to Protect Journalists, The Seasteading Institute, and the Human Rights Foundation. He funds the artificial intelligence research of theSingularity Institute. He aids work against violence through the Oslo Freedom Forum and through the research of philosopher René Girard, which is extended and promulgated byImitatio. He also promotes better health by funding the longevity research of Dr. Cynthia Kenyon and the SENS Research Foundation.

Mr. Thiel created the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship, which nurtures the tech visionaries of tomorrow. And he formed Breakout Labs to help independent scientists, engineers, and inventors advance their most radical ideas. Peter earned a B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he occasionally teaches on globalization and technology and serves on the board of overseers of the Hoover Institution. His articles have appeared in Policy Review and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Thiel co-produced the film Thank You for Smoking, was rated a master by the United States Chess Federation, and received the Innovation Award from the Economist in 2010. He lives in San Francisco.

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David Toll, Editor In Charge, Buyouts Magazine
Buyouts West Speaker

David Toll is editor-in-charge of Buyouts Magazine, a bi-weekly published since 1988 by Thomson Reuters. Since joining in 2006, Mr.Toll has overseen the launch of a number of regular features, including a monthly review of leverage multiples, quarterly rundown of troubled companies, and annual review of industry returns. He is the co-creator or co-author of several studies, including the annual Thomson Reuters-Holt PE/VC Compensation Study, the bi-annual Thomson Reuters Partnership Agreements Study, and the Guide to Secondary Buyers and Placement Agents. Mr.Toll moderates panel discussions and interviews keynote speakers at Buyouts events held around the country. He is also the magazine's cartoonist.

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Kim Tomsen, Partner, Tomsen Riley LLP
HedgeWorld West Speaker

Kim Tomsen is a partner at Tomsen Riley LLP, an investment management boutique law firm.

Ms. Tomsen regularly represents family offices, private and public foundations, endowments and high net worth individuals on a variety of legal matters, with a focus on their investments and business transactions. She also provides advice and counsel in connection with angel and seed investments, as well as advisory and board placements.

In addition, Ms. Tomsen represents private fund managers and investment funds on a wide range of investment, business, regulatory, compliance and securities law issues. She also provides legal advice relating to syndicate investment groups and investment platforms. Her clients include emerging managers and established managers with multi-billion assets under management. Ms. Tomsen has extensive experience with manager and fund formation, including seeding arrangements, as well as operational and business matters relating to fund operations.

Ms. Tomsen serves on the board of the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation, with a focus on the Foundation's Endowment. She is also Co-Chair of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Northern California.

Ms. Tomsen holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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Nathan Tone, Co-Founder, MakeXYZ
Venture Alpha West Speaker

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Joan Trant, Director of Marketing & Impact, TriLinc Global
HedgeWorld West Speaker

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Angela Ty, Senior Manager, KPMG
Venture Alpha West Speaker

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