Norwest held its third annual Investor Summit in San Francisco where buy side and sell side investment bankers, portfolio managers, analysts and select consumer Internet portfolio companies gathered for the afternoon. Portfolio companies within a few years of a potential IPO as well as newly public Norwest portfolio companies shared their stories.
The Summit has provided great exposure for our entrepreneurs to the broader financial community, while giving bankers and investors an early look at Norwest companies that already have scale and are on a fast track for growth. The Summit offers an opportunity for guests to interact with innovative early and mid-stage companies in our consumer Internet portfolio, and allows for a Q&A session with our select public companies.
A private dinner with Norwest portfolio company CEOs Renaud Laplanche of Lending Club and Cotter Cunningham of RetailMeNot, along with a select group of Norwest CEOs, took place immediately following the Summit. Renaud and Cotter shared their perspectives on scaling their companies in the run-up to the IPO process as well as culture building within their organizations.