SuperReturn US West Returns to San Francisco February 12-14

Premier West Coast Private Equity and Venture Capital Event to Bring Together Industry Professionals

SAN FRANCISCO--()--SuperReturn, the world’s leading private equity and venture capital conference series, will host its annual SuperReturn US West conference at San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel, February 12-14, 2018.

The leading event of its kind on the West Coast, the three-day conference will bring together more than 350 senior industry professionals, including over 100 limited partners and 100 expert speakers. The agenda features buyout and venture-focused content exploring a wide variety of hot topics and market trends. Sessions will focus on, among other topics, co-investments, venture and technology, international investing, and new this year, issues in private credit and distressed debt. A Fundraising Summit and brand new Secondaries Summit will precede the main conference.

Distinguished speakers presenting at SuperReturn US West include:

  • Julia Feldman, Portfolio Manager – Private Equity Group, Goldman Sachs & Co
  • Scott Kupor, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Aaron Gershenberg, Founder and Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Bank Capital
  • Lindsay Larsen, Managing Director, UVIMCO
  • Doug Tapley, Director, KKR
  • Julia Winterson, Director, Investments, Dignity Health
  • Andrea Auerbach, Managing Director, Head of Global Private Investments, Cambridge Associates
  • Kevin McDowell, Managing Director, Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund

“We are very pleased to once again host SuperReturn US West in San Francisco, bringing together a myriad of institutional investors and private equity firms from across the world to exchange ideas, spot new trends and build valuable relationships,” says Dr. Dorothy Kelso, Head of SuperReturn.

Svetlana Fathers, Editor-in-Chief of SuperReturn US West, adds, “Novel content, the latest market intelligence and thought-provoking discussions, continue to make SuperReturn US West the premier event of its kind. Our sincere thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors, partners, speakers and attendees, and all who make the conference series a success.”

As in years past, SuperReturn US West will feature fireside chats, roundtable discussions, as well as “too hot to touch” closed door sessions and debates, all designed to create the perfect platform for attendees to learn and share expertise. The program includes events exclusively for limited partners, as well as a range of LP/GP structured and informal networking opportunities. To view the full schedule and to register to attend, please visit:

Following SuperReturn US West, the SuperReturn Series in the US will continue later this year with SuperReturn US East in Boston in June, and SuperReturn Private Credit US in Chicago in October.

Campbell Lutyens and Monroe Capital are co-sponsors of SuperReturn US West. Additional sponsors include Audax Group and BackBay Communications.

About SuperReturn US West
SuperReturn US West is the premier private equity and venture capital event on the West Coast, and part of the SuperReturn series of leading private equity events that take place across the world.

This three-day conference will bring together more than 350 private equity and venture capital professionals from around the world, including 100+ limited partners (LPs), to network and discuss current trends and opportunities within the North American private equity industry. The event will cover topics such as GP value creation, diversity, AI, impact investing and ESG, succession planning, co-investments and international investing.


BackBay Communications
Philip Nunes, 617.391.0792


BackBay Communications
Philip Nunes, 617.391.0792