ATLANTA, GA – October 1, 2019 – Venture Atlanta, the premier venture capital conference in the Southeast, today announced the addition of a new keynote - "Building a Unicorn - The Story of AppDynamics and Unusual Ventures" - to the 2019 conference. Featuring a fireside chat with Jyoti Bansal and John Vrionis, the talk will detail Bansal and Vrionis’ AppDynamics journey, from its early start-up days to its $3.7 billion sale to Cisco, and how that led to the creation of their new joint venture, Unusual Ventures.
“We’re excited to welcome Jyoti Bansal and John Vrionis to the Venture Atlanta stage,” said Mike Becker, Managing Director at Vocap Investment Partners and 2018 Venture Atlanta board chair. “Their story and insights on how to build successful companies while maintaining a successful partnership will be a great addition to this year’s conference.”
In 2018, Bansai and Vrionis co-founded Unusual Ventures, a seed-stage firm that invests in both enterprise and consumer startups and is committed to fostering the next generation of billion dollar companies through hands-on guidance and mentorship for entrepreneurs. Prior to Unusual Ventures, Bansai founded AppDynamics in 2008, an application intelligence company that provides enterprises with real-time insights into application performance, while Vrionis was a General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, where he invested in a number of successful companies, including AppDynamics, Cloudbees, DataStax, Heptio, Mulesoft, Nicira, and Nimble Storage.
Venture Atlanta is expected to draw a sold-out crowd of over 1,000 technology entrepreneurs, premier investors and key executives from across the country. The event will take place October 16-17 at Southern Exchange @ 200 Peachtree. Registration for premier investors is open until October 7.