Entrepreneurial and Venture Financing Solutions

July 21, 2014
Hosted by Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic

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Are entrepreneurship and early stage companies on the rise or decline? A topic which seems to have many nuances and is getting attention by both by the media and institutions focused on entrepreneurship will be the emphasis of the this week’s discussion on The Second Stage. Entrenched in the early stage ecosystem and working closely with growing companies, angel investors, venture capitalists and private equity firms, the hosts will be joined by Mr. John Hoesley, Managing Director with Silicon Valley Bank to share his observations. Mr. Hoesley will provide insight into what Silicon Valley Bank is seeing across the various industries it services and whether early stage funding appears to be on the rise, decline or remaining status quo. The hosts will also discuss how Silicon Valley Bank services this unique entrepreneurial sector and even highlight some of the innovative financing solutions they provide to their clients. To learn more, join The Second Stage discussion at 5:00pm EST.

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The Second Stage serves as an entrepreneurial forum to exchange ideas and best practices amongst peers. While each business is unique, most companies face the same obstacles on their path to success. The topics and trends addressed within this community of like-minded individuals will include financials and reporting, valuation and value creation, succession planning, human resources, technology, insurance and benefits, as well as many others. The show will be delivered from the perspective of the hosts who view opportunities from both an entrepreneurial and institutional private investor perspective.

The Second Stage also shines a light on the significant impact that entrepreneurs and their growing companies have on creating a vibrant economic base.

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Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic

Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic

Brendan Anderson has spent the past 20 years as an investor and manager of businesses ranging from manufacturing to financial services. Fascinated by the capital gap within the small business growth sector, he rapidly came to the conclusion that providing best practices in addition to growth capital could consistently produce great results for the management, employees, communities, and investors. He is an active member and mentor within Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and is continuously entrenched in its culture of best practices.

Jeffrey Kadlic spent the first 10 years of his career making private investments in an institutional setting. Early success was achieved in large part to an entrepreneurial mindset within a corporate culture. While practicing as an institutional investor, working in and around dynamic small businesses, he recognized that growing small businesses needed more than just an influx of cash to scale operations. Leveraging corporate practices within an entrepreneurial setting, in addition to the capital, was the best way to achieve great performance.

Brendan and Jeffrey are both alumni of Crain’s Forty under 40 and E and Y Entrepreneur of the Year finalists.

Connected by their passion for growing small companies, in 2005, Anderson and Kadlic partnered to co-found Evolution Capital Partners, focused exclusively on advising and investing growth capital in Second Stage Companies. Evolution and its companies recognized on the Inc.500 5000.

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