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VC Event: Investing During Global Crises, with Jenny Fielding

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Columbia Venture Community is pleased to invite you to a live discussion with Jenny Fielding on Investing During Global Crises.

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Note: This event will occur via Zoom Webinar. The instructions to join will be sent to all registered attendees via email two hours and ten minutes before the event begins.

Columbia Venture Community is pleased to invite you to a live discussion with Jenny Fielding on Investing During Global Crises.

Jenny is the Managing Director of Techstars New York Accelerator and General Partner of The Fund. In this talk, we’ll discuss the unique and unforeseen challenges created for our global community over the past several months and provide an overview of investing during crises.

We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Global pandemic
  • Economic downturn
  • Social unrest in response to racism and social injustice

About the Speaker:

Jenny Fielding

Managing Director, Techstars New York

Jenny Fielding is the Managing Director of the Techstars New York City Accelerator, where she leads the program. She is also the founder of The Fund, a first check fund investing in local founders. Her portfolio includes more than 120+ companies. Jenny is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and Kauffman Fellow. Previously, she ran Corporate Venture at BBC Worldwide and has founded several companies including Switch-Mobile (acquired in 2009).

About the Moderator:

Roope Marttila

CVC Venture Engagement Program Lead

Roope is an investor and a 3x founder, currently focusing on his legal AI company. He founded his first company, an online stock brokerage, during the 2008 financial crisis. He has also worked at several VC-backed companies, Big Tech, and (inter)governmental organizations. At Columbia Venture Community, he's on the Global Board in charge of VC & LP relations. He believes in startup karma and invests in impressive people with a bias toward action.

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