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Boulder: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) - Hosted by Rubicon VC
Mon, March 20, 2017, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
Join us for “Boulder: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)” Hosted by Rubicon Venture Capital
Featuring a moderated panel discussion with leading VCs plus time for networking, drinks and hors d'oeuvres. CVC is more important than ever with 1 out of 5 venture financings including at least 1 CVC.
Why is CVC important?
How and when should entrepreneurs / VCs raise funding for their startups from a CVC?
How can startups partner with a large corporate for rapid global growth?
What are the classic mistakes to avoid?
How can angels partner with a CVC?
How can corporates create a winning CVC and use it to drive M&A?
What's the difference between raising from and living with CVCs vs financial VCs?
Will we ever see CVC in Colorado?
Romans will discuss key findings from his research interviewing over 100 CVCs (including interviews with David Cohen @TechStars & Brad Feld @FG) and then moderate a live panel of leading VCs. Hear this discussion and join the conversation with Rubicon Venture Capital in Boulder. Hint: Rubicon wants to invest in cool Boulder startups and get to know the active angels and VCs.
Ticket includes 1 copy of Romans' new book. Find it and review on:
- 5:30pm - 6:00pm Registration & networking
- 6:00pm - 6:30pm Welcome remarks by Techstars followed by Andrew Romans sharing insights from CVC research
- 6:30pm - 7:30pm Moderated CVC panel discussion & questions
- 7:30pm - 7:40pm Three 90 second startup pitches from the volunteers helping with the event
- 7:40pm - 9:00pm Networking, cocktails & bites
CVC / VC Panel
Seth Levine, Managing Director, Foundry Group
Ryan Pollock, Managing Director, Iron Gate Capital
Chris Saxman, Managing Director, Rockies Venture Fund
Denny Otsuga, President and CEO, FVC Americas
Mark Weakley, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
Andrew Romans, General Partner, Rubicon Venture Capital, Moderator & Author
Additional VCs to be confirmed on the panel.
“It is fair to say that not all CVCs are able to keep their promise of adding value, but when they do, it is certainly one of the most powerful ways to accelerate the growth of a startup. Masters of Corporate Venture Capital is essential reading for entrepreneurs, VCs and CVCs.” — FREDERIC ROMBAUT, Managing Director, Cisco Investment; cofounder, Qualcomm Ventures & Director, Apax Partners
If you want to host or sponsor a CVC event anywhere in the world please get in touch: email@example.com
Interested in a little pre-reading? Check out two free chapters from Andrew Romans' previous book The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital: Inside Secrets From the Leaders in the Startup Game. For Boulder locals, David Cohen of TechStars wrote the chapter on accelerators :-)
Free liquidity & secondary market chapter "Ladder to Liquidity: The Secondary Market"
Free M&A chapter “Which Way to the Exit?”
Please also hear Andrew Romans' keynote on CVC at this year's Angel Capital Summit in Denver March 21 & 22, 2017.
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