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Innovative Ways to Unlock the Hidden Value of a Company through Intellectual Property by Pete Conley

Boustead Securities' Head of Intellectual Property Banking and Managing Director, Pete Conley, and Aon's Chief Commercial Officer, Brian Hinman, recently lead Kontaksource's Kontakt Over Kaffe webinar, Innovative Ways to Unlock the Hidden Value of a Company through Intellectual Property. Click the video to watch the presentation.

About Pete Conley

Pete Conley joined Boustead in 2014, and has over 25 years of experience at the intersection of IP-related investment banking, equity capital markets and the forecasting of emerging new technologies. Pete's investment banking focus is on providing equity financing and M&A services to small-cap public companies with promising disruptive technologies and strong intellectual property (“IP”).  In addition to his role at Boustead, Pete is currently the Chief Operating Officer of ipCreate, a global leader in strategic innovation and patent quality services, where he is involved in creating and monetizing strategic patent portfolios through a variety of transaction types and deal structures — including patent sales, joint ventures, M&A and IP spin-offs into private or public companies. Prior to joining ipCreate in 2012, Pete’s 25 year investment banking and capital markets experience spans the financing of over 200 small-cap technology companies; including as Senior Managing Director at MDB Capital Group from 2003 to 2012, where he led that firm’s efforts for IP-based investment banking and IP equity research, culminating in the development of the PatentVest patent intelligence platform. Prior to that role, he was co-founder and Director of Research for The AnalytIQ Group/RDEX Research, an institutional equity research firm focused solely on patent research and analysis covering over 600 public companies and independently ranked for alpha in the top 10% of all ranked U.S. research firms. Pete also served on the founding team of E*Offering, the investment bank of E*Trade, where he was Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets. Funded by General Atlantic, SoftBank, NEA and Battery Ventures, E*Offering was ranked by IDD as the #1 Internet investment bank with 30% market share and involvement in nearly 1 out of 2 Internet IPOs from 1999 to 2000. From 1991 to 1998, Pete was Head of Institutional Sales at Roth Capital Partners. Pete began his career with Lehman Brothers in 1988. 


Pete Conley

Managing Director Head of Intellectual Property (IP) Banking

(310) 383-7874

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