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Monday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beyond the Money: VC Tools, Community and Support

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The recently created Community role in VC firms is now more important than ever. VCs are funding more companies into later stages. We're seeing the most 1+ billion valuations in history. As Mark Suster said, there are more opportunities for VC firms due to cheap computing power, global audiences, mobile and always-on consumers. With more opportunities, there are more risks and uncertainties ahead.
According to PandoDaily, as many as 1000 companies who’ve received seed rounds won’t be around in a year – maybe six months. Whether it's angel investment, seed capital or Series A, as soon as the money hits the bank, the clock starts ticking. VC platforms and communities can help improve startup's chances for survival.
In this talk, we'll be exploring how entrepreneurs should navigate their relationships with investors to be setup for success. You'll learn how VCs build community, what external resources are important, and how to bypass common mistakes startups make after investment.

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Nicola Korzenko

Assoc & Head of Platform, Lerer Hippeau Ventures
Nicola Korzenko is the Head of Platform at Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Previously, Nicola worked at Signpost, a Google Ventures and Spark Capital-backed startup. Prior to Signpost, Nicola was an agent trainee at Creative Artists Agency. She graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College... Read More →
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Dan Kozikowski

Dir of Community, FirstMark
Dan Kozikowski is Vice President Networks for FirstMark Capital, and is responsible for the firm’s portfolio-facing initiatives to connect FirstMark companies with expertise, customers, and talent. He manages FirstMark’s web and mobile technology platform, Talent Network, Customer... Read More →
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Brittany Laughlin

GM, Union Square Ventures
Brittany is the General Manager of the Union Square Ventures Network (USV). USV is a venture capital firm that manages $1B across six funds. Their portfolio companies created services that have fundamentally transformed important markets including Twitter, SoundCloud, Tumblr, Foursquare... Read More →
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Christiaan Vorkink

Principal, True Ventures
Christiaan is a Vice President at True Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund based in San Francisco and Palo Alto. True invests at the earliest stages of company development to help visionary Founders launch and scale products and services we believe can change the world... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon E

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