Marketing & Venture Capital Forum
Franklin is a founding partner at Marquee Venture Partners. Prior to that he was a partner at CAVU Ventures where he ran their New York Office. He has seventeen years of consumer products and retail experience. Franklin lead deal sourcing in the US and select European countries for Verlinvest, the Brussels based investment firm backed by the founding shareholders of Anheuser-Busch Inbev. He was tasked with setting up the New York office for Verlinvest and he focuses on growth investments within the branded consumer and retail sectors deploying equity checks of US $5m to $150m. He has worked on a variety of new investments, including Sir Kensington’s and Mutti, in addition to having significant operational involvement with the portfolio companies, including Vita Coco and popchips. Prior to joining Verlinvest, Franklin worked in the consumer products investment banking group at UBS, in M&A and strategy at Diageo and in brand marketing at LVMH. He started his career at The Boston Consulting Group where he served clients in consumer products and retail. Franklin received an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BA from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, and a Diploma from Sciences Po. in Paris. Franklin is Dutch, grew up in Europe where he learnt to speak four languages and has lived and worked in New York since 2005.
Mukul Deoras is Chief Marketing Officer for the Colgate-Palmolive Company. Mukul joined Colgate in 2004 as Director, Special Projects for the Asia Pacific Division. Later that year he became Marketing Director Colgate Thailand and in 2006 he became General Manager.
In 2008 Mukul was promoted to Vice President, Personal Care in Global Marketing responsible for managing and driving growth for our Personal Care Worldwide. In 2010 Mukul became Vice President/General Manager of Colgate India. In 2012 Mukul became President, Colgate Asia Division where his business insights and focus on building leading brands have contributed significantly to our strong volume and sales performance.
In 2015 Mukul was promoted to his current role as Chief Marketing Officer. Mukul is responsible for all the Global Categories and brands as well as Global Insights, Global Advertising and Shopper Marketing on a worldwide basis. Mukul Deoras has earned his post graduate from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabael, India. Prior to Colgate, Mr. Deoras worked for Unilever in India.
Union Square Area
This event starts on February 20th at 6:00 PM.
This Forum will take place on Tuesday evening, February 20th, bringing together top executives, partners, and like-minded professionals from the Marketing, Venture Capital, and Tech/Startup industries.
The evening kicks off with dinner, drinks, and networking, where you’ll find fresh faces and reconnect with some familiar ones. Afterwards, you will take a seat at a roundtable session where you will join in on a meaningful discussion regarding the current market trends and various investment philosophies. You will have the option to choose an industry focus; either Marketing or Venture Capital.
The roundtable format is designed to create an open atmosphere for valuable group discussion. This your opportunity to personally to connect and get to know some of the most talented and successful professionals within the industry.