Super Early Bird Registration to Expire February 26th for's Venture Capital Leaders Forum 2010

Top Investing Minds to Explore the Future of the Venture Capital Industry at's Influential Conference

New York, NY, February 26, 2010 --( once again brings together an exceptional faculty of top business minds for Venture Capital Leaders Forum 2010, "Setting the Stage for Transformational Change" (, April 16th, Boston, Massachusetts. This will be the forum where industry practitioners will obtain crucial insights for the industry to reach sizeable returns in this new decade; topics to be discussed include:

· Transformational Change for Venture Capital Firms in 2010
· To I.P.O. or not to I.P.O., Is That Really an Option?
· What Successful Fundraising in 2010 Will Require of Your Fund
· Reaching Sizeable Returns in the High-Risk Cleantech Environment

According to NVCA’s Venture View 2010, the Venture Capital industry will begin to see gradual increases in investment levels and exit transactions in 2010, but it will continue to shrink in size over the next five years. Specific areas of optimism include clean technology investing, growth equity and later stage companies, and ongoing opportunities overseas. There is, however, a collective lack of enthusiasm for seed and early stage investing. The jury is still out on whether the investments that have been made in the Internet, wireless and semiconductor sectors ultimately pay off, there is an improvement in fundraising conditions and the I.P.O. market, and Cleantech demonstrates its full potential to carry the industry to a successful 2010.

Venture Capital Leaders Forum 2010 is produced by (, the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs, professionals and diplomats, founded by former McKinsey consultant Edgar Perez. Upcoming Leaders Forums and Business Networking receptions include:

· Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2010, ""Extraordinary Opportunities Investors Cannot Afford to Pass", (, February 26th, New York City
· High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour, "High-Frequency Trading: The New Standard?", with Irene Aldridge, (, March 1st, 2010, New York City
· Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2010, "Generating Alpha in Challenging Times" (, March 18th, 2010, New York City
· Banking M&A Leaders Forum 2010, "Have Deal-Making Hit Bottom Yet?" (, March 25th, 2010, Washington DC
· Real Estate Leaders Forum 2010, "Successfully Investing in Distressed Real Estate Assets" (, April 22nd, 2010, New York City

Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact by sending an email to has been frequently featured in the press, including recent articles in The New York Times, " Helps Job Seekers Make Overseas Connections" ( and Columbia Business School's Hermes Alumni Magazine, "10 Under 10" (

Edgar Perez