Investing in Minnesota: A VC Perspective on the Region
Peter Rottier is a graduate of the Carlson School and a Minnesota native who currently resides in Silicon Valley. As a managing director at Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm, Peter has invested in multiple Minnesota-based companies. In this session, he'll share his unique perspective on what makes the Twin Cities a great area for technology growth. From tech talent to managerial experience, and from a supportive business community to high quality of life, Minnesota has a number of ingredients that make starting a business here attractive to investors.
Peter joined Summit Partners in 2006, and focuses primarily on the technology sector. His board directorships and investments include Answers (acquired by Apax Partners), Ascentis, Healthline Media, HelpSystems (acquired by H.I.G. Capital), Infor, ISH (acquired by PwC), MercuryGate, Perforce Software (acquired by Clearlake Capital), Rocket Fuel (Nasdaq: FUEL), Salient Partners, Snap Fitness (acquired by TZP Capital Partners), Solid State Equipment (acquired by Veeco Instruments), Systems Maintenance Services (acquired by Partners Group) and Trintech.
Prior to Summit, Peter worked for KSL Capital Partners, Stone Arch Capital and RBC Capital Markets.
Peter received a BS in finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.