Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - Company Release
Ali Riaz shares secrets to success for high-growth, market-driven maturity
The entrepreneurship ecosystem in the US is growing fast with more companies founded every day, yet the overwhelming majority of startups fail. This Sunday, Harvard Business School will host the 10th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference themed "Dream. Build. Grow: The Lifecycle of a Startup." Seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and experts will discuss first-hand experiences — successes and failures — in each step of the lifecycle of a startup.
Attivio CEO, Ali Riaz, will share how Attivio quickly advanced from a privately backed startup to a thriving business, driving more than 100 percent revenue growth each year since its founding in 2007.
Most recently, Attivio received $34 million in new growth capital from Oak Investment Partners and renewed commitment from initial investors, Per-Olof Söderberg and Tenth Avenue Holdings. Known for its unique method of joining multiple content and data sources so companies can gain insight that would be missed by legacy systems, Attivio's new round of financing supports the company's continued growth and broadens the network that helps bring disruptive, game-changing technology to the global marketplace.
Riaz will join Peter Cannone (OnForce), Abhi Shah (Clutch Group), and Dan O'Keefe (Technology Crossover Ventures) for the "Raising Growth Capital" panel to discuss how high-growth companies raise large rounds of capital to pursue growth initiatives or to recapitalize existing shareholders. Riaz and the other panelists will discuss the key considerations that go into raising these rounds and how various parties — companies, growth equity firms, investment banks, and lawyers — work together to complete these transactions.
For media interested in speaking with Riaz about Attivio's recent funding, please email email@example.com. To register for the HBS 2012 Entrepreneurship Conference, please visit http://www.hbseconference.org/.