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Customer Acquisition Forum

A gathering of the world’s most innovative marketers from the TCV portfolio and invited guests since 2007.

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Mike Bennett
former CEO Solarwinds

Event Overview

Customer acquisition is often the primary engine of growth. Acquiring customers more efficiently allows companies to be more profitable, and to reinvest those profits into accelerating growth. We believe supporting our portfolio companies in this area is a tangible and impactful way for us to add value. TCV executives and invited guests come together once a year in a collaborative setting. This group includes some of the world’s most sophisticated marketers from both the internet consumer and software fields.

Consumer

Online customer acquisition is the lifeblood of consumer internet companies. We are fortunate to have a internet portfolio that includes some of the most advanced marketers whether their tactics are in the form of direct response, brand, product, PR, or pricing strategies. Click here to find out more about our consumer event and prior speakers.

Software

We believe that innovation in go-to-market models is the single biggest sea change that will impact the software industry for the coming decade. These innovations have wide ranging implications on product, sales, and marketing processes. Implemented successfully, companies can and have disrupted large incumbents and built significant franchises. We assemble a group of companies that has each innovated at meaningful scale, and is pursuing a unique approach. Click here to find out more about our software event and prior speakers. Companies named above include TCV current and former portfolio companies, as well as other past attendees. For a complete alphabetical list of TCV investments, click here

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Mike Bennett
former CEO Solarwinds

CONSUMER

Online customer acquisition is the lifeblood of consumer internet companies. We are fortunate to have a consumer internet portfolio that includes some of the most advanced marketers whether their tactics are in the form of direct response, brand, product, PR, or pricing strategies. Prior Speakers Include:

  • Reed Hastings, CEO Netflix (2010)
  • Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow (2007, 2012)
  • Kristian Segerstrale, EVP of Digital, Electronic Arts (2012)
  • Rob Solomon, President Groupon, TCV Venture Partner, CEO Sidestep (2011)
  • David Fischer, Vice President of Advertising and Global Operations at Facebook (2011)
  • Tim Kendall, Pinterest, former head of Facebook Ad Platform (2007, 2012)
  • Chamath Palihapitiya, VP of Growth, Mobile, Int’l Facebook (2008, 2010)
  • Ed Han, CEO Tinyprints (2011)
  • Karim Temsamani, Head of Mobile Google (2011)
  • Neve Savage, VP of Consumer Marketing Netflix (2008)
  • Greg Steiner, COO and President eHarmony (2007)

Companies named above include TCV current and former portfolio companies, as well as other past attendees. For a complete alphabetical list of TCV investments, click here

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laudantium, totam rem
aperiam, eaque ipsa quae
ab illo inventore veritatis et
quasi architecto beatae
sunt.”

Mike Bennett
former CEO Solarwinds

SOFTWARE

We believe that innovation in go-to-market models is the single biggest sea change that will impact the software industry for the coming decade. These innovations have wide ranging implications on product, sales, and marketing processes. Implemented successfully, companies can and have disrupted large incumbents and built significant franchises. We assemble a group of companies that has each innovated at meaningful scale, and is pursuing a unique approach.

Prior Speakers Include:

  • Godfrey Sullivan, CEO Splunk (2012)
  • Mike Bennett, former CEO Solarwinds (2011)
  • Anthony Deighton, CTO and SVP of Products Qliktech (2011, 2009)
  • Tim Kopp, CMO ExactTarget (2010)
  • Bjarne Hansen, President Sitecore (2012)
  • Kenny Van Zant, former SVP of Product Solarwinds (2009)
  • Dan Levin, COO Box.net (2012)
  • Zack Urlocker, President Zendesk, former EVP Marketing, Product MySQL (2009, 2012)
  • Rita Selvaggi, former SVP of Marketing Solarwinds (2011)
  • Gail Ennis, CMO of Omniture (2009)
  • Andrew Burton, SVP of Product, GM Logmein (2011)
  • Michael Baum, co-founder Splunk (2009, 2010)

Companies named above include TCV current and former portfolio companies, as well as other past attendees. For a complete alphabetical list of TCV investments, click here