Working with LPs in 2020

Communication strategies
Best practices during the pandemic.

Pitching LPs
Insights on how they evaluate funds.

Investment thesis
How their investment strategies may change.

Featured speakers

Joanna Rupp

Managing Director, University of Chicago
Joanna is the managing director of the $1.3 billion private equity portfolio for University of Chicago’s endowment. She joined the University in 2001, and in 2004 she became the chief operating officer. Prior to joining the University, Joanna was a vice president with Security Capital Markets Group and a member of the municipal finance group at Goldman Sachs. Additionally Joanna is a Kauffman Fellow, Class 21.

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Ben VanGelder

Associate Director, Georgetown University Investment Office
Ben is the Associate Director for Georgetown endowment’s private asset classes, with a particular focus on venture capital and real estate. Ben started his career at Yale’s Investments Office, where he served for five years before joining the Georgetown team. At Yale, he was responsible for due diligence and review of funds for Yale’s $3 billion real estate portfolio.

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Kelli Fontaine

Chief of Staff, Cendana Capital
Kelli Fontaine is the Chief of Staff at Cendana Capital, where she leads data, relationships and operations for the firm. The fund invests globally in early stage VC funds. Prior to Cendana, Kelli was a Director at Trinity Capital focused on deploying venture debt to startups, and she gained operating experience at RPX Corp a start-up that IPO’ed in 4 years.

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Chris Douvos

Managing Director, Ahoy Capital
Chris founded Ahoy Capital in 2018. A pioneering investor in the micro-VC movement, Chris has been a fixture in venture capital for nearly two decades. Prior to Ahoy Capital, Chris spearheaded investment efforts at Venture Investment Associates and The Investment Fund for Foundations. Prior to that, he invested with Princeton University’s endowment.

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