Lunch & Learn

Topics & Speakers

All current and alumni VC University ONLINE participants have access to the monthly Lunch & Learn webinars. Past topics and speakers have included:

  • LP Insights – Beezer Clarkson (Sapphire Ventures) & Lisa Edgar (Top Tier)
  • Secrets of Sand Hill Road – Scott Kupor (Andreessen Horowitz)
  • Portfolio Construction – Charles Hudson (Precursor) & Renata Quintini (Lux Capital)
  • The Traction Gap – Bruce Cleveland (Wildcat Ventures)
  • Industry Perspectives on VC-Backed Exits and Liquidity – Guru Chahal (Lightspeed Venture Partners); Tim de Kay (Deloitte); Brian Patterson (Gunderson Dettmer)
  • How to Diligence, Value, and Protect Intellectual Property at Startups – Mira Chaurushiya (5AM Ventures); Shahin Farshchi (Lux Capital); Paul Parker (Perkins Coie)
  • Important Public Policy Issues Impacting VCs and Startups – NVCA Policy Team
  • VC AMA – Jeff Clavier (Uncork Capital)
  • How to Build a Successful Career in VC – Kate Mitchell (Scale Venture Partners)
  • The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of VC – Joe Horowitz (Icon Ventures)
  • Emerging VC Fundraising & Fund Management Best Practices During a Downturn – Will Price (Next Frontier Capital) & Seyonne Kang (Greenspring Associates)
  • Breaking into VC – Mahendra Ramisinghani (Secure Octane & author of The Business of Venture Capital); Cack Wilhem (IVP); Adrian Fortino (Mercury Fund); Andrew Schoen (NEA); & Joe Molinelli (True Search)
  • VC Perspectives on the Current Environment & Ecosystem Building – Brentt Baltimore (Greycroft), Mike Fernandez (B Capital), and Carmen Palafox (MiLA Capital)
  • “It’s About Damn Time” – Arlan Hamilton (Backstage Capital)
  • Fireside Chat with Barry Eggers (Lightspeed Venture Partners)
  • Fireside Chat with Greg Sands (Costanoa Ventures)
  • Fireside Chat with Sarah Bhagat (Sofinnova Investments)
  • Fireside Chat with Matt Goldstein and Priyanka Mitra (M12 | Microsoft’s Venture Fund)
  • Fireside Chat with Scott Dorsey (High Alpha)
  • Navigating VC as a New Fund Manager with Winter Mead (Oper8r) and Sara Zulkosky (Recast Capital)