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Is "Financial-First" the Future of CVC Funds?

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)

Is "Financial-First" the Future of CVC Funds?

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Is "Financial-First"
the Future of CVC Funds?
Corporate venture fund objectives span the entire range from being primarily strategic to being "financial first", along the lines of traditional institutional VCs.

* Why have Google, Cisco, SAP, and Deutsche Telekom all sponsored “financial first” venture groups?
* What does a financially driven fund bring back to the parent in terms of strategic value? 
* Are financial-first corporate venture funds more attractive to entrepreneurs than strategics? To other investors/VCs for co-investment?
* Are the advantages of financial-funds sector specific, and stage specific?
Is "financial-first" the shape of things to come?

Managing Director, Venture Capital

Eric is a Managing Director at Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners in the Venture Capital team. He serves as a Board Member/Observer at Anomali, CipherCloud, Innovid, Inuitive, Pinger, Ranovus, and ShareThis.
Prior to DTCP, Eric was a Managing Director at VantagePoint Venture Partners, where he headed the mobile practice, leading rounds of funding at Spatial Wireless, OZ Communications, and many others. Eric has personally invested in numerous startups and has also run a quant hedge fund. Before beginning his investing career, Eric co-founded two venture-backed startups, where he raised five rounds of venture capital.
Eric earned a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, as well as an MBA and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Rashmi leads enterprise software investments for M12 in the Bay Area. She brings a combination of strong venture capital and startup operating experience. Previously, Rashmi was an Investment Director at Intel Capital focused on investing in cloud, infrastructure, and big data companies. She also led global business development for high-growth startups Couchbase and BlueData. Prior to that, she held business development and product development positions at GE and Oracle. Rashmi has an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mumbai in India.
Vice President

Albert is a seasoned venture capitalist, with over a decade and a half of experience. Prior to Ericsson, Albert was a Managing Director at Investor Growth Capital – the late stage VC arm of Investor AB. He is also an applied physicist with over 10 peer reviewed journal publications. Albert earned his Diplom degree at the RWTH Aachen in Germany, and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Harvard University.
Managing Director

Sean has twenty years of venture capital experience, including the creation of new investing structures. He has also been a part-time professor at U.C. Berkeley's HAAS School of Business for eighteen years, teaching courses in venture capital and private equity. Prior to this, he was a Principal at BCG, and a Systems Engineer and AT&T Bell Labs. As part of being a hands on Co=Creation investor, Sean also manages Data Science for Live Reach Media, a portfolio company, doing traffic and people analysis for public spaces.


11:30 Registration and Lunch
12:00 Panel discussion and Q/A
11:30 Networking

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Morgan Lewis
1400 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)

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