From the Desk of Jamie Montgomery

The Montgomery Summit 2017 presented by Macquarie is almost a week away, and I hope you have made plans to join us. For many of you, your visit to Santa Monica is an annual ritual, and I trust that you will appreciate the continued evolution of the program. For any first timers, I would like to extend you a warm welcome, and I sincerely hope that this becomes an annual ritual. Register Here.

We like to say that The Montgomery Summit is where where creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and capital meet. You will discover breakout companies and major industry narratives. In 2017, we will again convene a global community of 1,000 investors, entrepreneurs, and industry executives. This year, we also have an unparalleled depth and breadth of private technology companies participating.  We strive to provide a welcoming and exciting environment capitalizing on this iconic venue of the Fairmont Miramar and its location in Santa Monica.

Stellar Line Up of Presenting Companies 

At the core program, we will showcase 150 private companies from over 56 cities and 22 states.  We have an incredible selection of presenting companies this year, including some gems we’ve recently confirmed. We curate the companies into four tracks based on the stage of the company –  Market Leaders,  Growth,  Emerging and First Look. Click the corresponding track to learn more about each of the companies. These designations are directionally accurate and are designed to assist you in planning your conference agenda.

Continuing our tradition of inviting global innovators, the 2017 Summit will include companies from several countries. I would pay close attention to one of the leading technology players from India presenting, CarTrade as well as one of the hottest companies in the UK, Grapeshot.

Some of most exciting internet companies are presenting including –  HotelTonight, App Annie, Thrive Market, Mashable, Casper, thredUP, TheRealReal, FanDuel, The Honest Company and ZipRecruiter. Many of these could be teed up for a public offering following Snap, Inc.

Cyber Security is a very dynamic and rapidly evolving sector – presenting companies include Crowdstrike, Darktrace, Fidelis Cybersecurity, Signal Sciences, E8 Security, Hackerone, and Endgame. We think these could be the winners in a sector that will rapidly consolidate in the coming year. We also have dozens of dynamic enterprise software companies at the Summit this year including Radius Intelligence, Wrike, Smartsheet and Hootsuite.

We continue to see a lot of innovation in Financial Technology –  presenting companies include Align Commerce, Active Hours and Payrange. Artificial intelligence/Machine Learning is also a dynamic sector – check out Second Spectrum, Perspica, Capricity and SmartAction.

We are pleased to host a few breakout companies in area of the Industrial IoT – Foghorn Systems, Aeris and IoTium. Also, we are pleased to offer a Showcase of Southern California Companies on Day 2 of the Summit including Carbon 38, Bridg, YOI and Branch Messenger.

Your biggest problem will be choosing which company presentation to attend – simple solution – bring a colleague.

Early Starts and Late Finishes

We look forward to hosting you with two breakfast sessions that you will not want to miss beginning at 7:30 AM on March 8th and 9th and with evening events lasting late into the night at the Fairmont and the adjacent Bungalow.

We only have a limited number of available spots before we are at capacity so please sign up before we are forced to close registration.

From Santa Monica, where it is Sunny and 70 degrees.

Jamie Montgomery