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Wednesday, October 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Introducing Search Funds: Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition FULL

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Little-known to most entrepreneurs and investors, Search Funds get results: The asset class provides returns of 28.8% IRR and cash-on-cash multiples of 3.1x (Stanford). But WHAT IS a Search Fund? An entrepreneur raises a small fund, pays themselves while seeking a small business acquisition, then structures that transaction--and runs the company for years more with a focus on growth and preparing for an exit. Join us for this panel to learn more about Search Funds and this type of next-level entrepreneurship: You'll hear from the CEO of the largest social network in the space, one of the Pacific Northwest's most eminent search investors, and multiple search entrepreneurs who are out there right now, looking for the right company.

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Scott Alderman

Managing Director, Trilogy Search Partners
Scott Alderman is a Managing Director of Trilogy Search Partners. Previously, he was on the investment team of Trilogy Equity Partners, where he is still a Partner.  Prior to Trilogy, he spent 11 years at Western Wireless in various roles, including Chief Financial Officer of Western Wireless International which operated mobile networks in Europe... Read More →
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Jennifer Fuller

Founder and Managing Principal, Kent Hill Capital
As Kent Hill Capital’s Managing Principal, Jennifer Fuller has more than 15 years of professional experience in business strategy, finance, marketing and private equity. This includes working at Nordstrom as a Director of Corporate Strategy and at Bain & Company where she advised... Read More →
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Ben Fuller

Managing Partner, East Franklin
Ben Fuller is an entrepreneur and experienced leader familiar with the daily responsibilities and challenges of running organizations. Fuller has worked as a quality and continuous improvement leader at Sonoco Products Company, a global diversified packaging manufacturer, and as CEO... Read More →
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Edward McDonnell

CEO, Botanical Designs
Edward McDonnell is CEO of Botanical Designs, the Seattle area leader in design and maintenance of high-impact urban landscapes for commercial clients in office, retail, and medical facilities. Key services include horticulture, landscaping, living walls, green roofs, and holiday... Read More →
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Joe Morrison

Director, 49th State Angel Fund
Joe Morrison has worked on nearly all sides of the startup equation: As the co-founder of a tech startup, a startup accelerator, and as the sole staff person to build and manage the $12.7mm 49th State Angel Fund, one of the only municipally-managed venture capital functions in the nation. Particularly knowledgeable about early-stage capital and company formation, Joe's now focused on the intersection of impact companies and innovation finance. He holds an International MBA from Madrid... Read More →
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Jon Staenberg

Founder and El Jefe, Hand of God Wines
Jon Staenberg is a five-time founder with diverse experience across technology and investing: Early in his career he created marketing groups at Microsoft, moved on to become VP of sales and marketing at venture-backed startup Virtual i-O, then joined Rustic Canyon Partners as a venture... Read More →
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Luke Tatone

Founder and CEO, Searchfunder.com
Lucas Andrew Tatone is the Founder and CEO of Searchfunder.com, the online hub for searchers, investors, and other lower middle market professionals.  At Searchfunder, we believe that searching is better together and does not have to be a lonely road.  In a previous life, Luke built... Read More →

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Galvanize- Harbor Room