We're excited to invite you toVenture University's Cohort 5 REVERSE DEMO DAY!
What's a REVERSE DEMO DAY? Glad you asked!
Venture University is an investor accelerator (vs. a startup accelerator), so rather than having startups pitch at DEMO DAY, we have the investors within the cohort pitch the companies they selected to invest in & explain why they chose to invest.
Cohort 5includes 20 investors (~0.5% accepted) that formed four deal sourcing teams: Consumer, Enterprise & Healthcare, Fintech & Blockchain, & Frontier Tech. Over 11 weeks they will source investmet opportunities, meet with investors & startups, conduct due diligence, & invest in 3-5 companies.
At REVERSE DEMO DAY each investment team will share their key findings & insights from their due diligence for why they got excited about the market, the team, the solution & strategy, & some of the key traction metrics that made them say "yes" to invest.
The Cohort includes three types of individuals:
1) Individuals that are looking to break into VC / PE as Analysts, Associates, Principals, & Partners
2) First time fund managers & emerging fund managers, angel investors, & family offices looking to improve their overall investment strategies
3) Founders & entrepreneurs that are looking to join high growth businesses or start their next company
Are you an investor? Perfect! If you're looking at hiring individuals now or in the future to join your investment team or you're looking to join a new fund yourself, the cohort includes a highly curated selection of individuals that are looking to join investment funds or launch their own funds. Also, by attending REVERSE DEMO DAYyou can learn about new markets & companies through the eyes of our investors.
Are you an entrepreneur? Perfect! Come meet our investment team. Whether you're raising capital for your current company (pitch Venture University's investment team), looking to join a new company (we can recommend positions available within our portfolio of companies, or you can talk to some of the entrepreneurs within the cohort about working with their companies), or looking to partner with any of our portfolio companies (we can make intro's).
Are you a strategic? Perfect! Come learn about a few innovative companies that recently raised capital (they must be doing something right!) & see if there are any strategic partnerships or investment opportunities with these companies.
Venture University's REVERSE DEMO DAY in San Francisco will be hosted at Wilson SonsiniGoodrich & Rosati's office. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a top ranked Law Firm for Venture Capital & has partnered with Venture University to teach some of the Advanced Industry Modules, including fund formation, investment terms & docs, M&A, & IPO.
Interested in learning more about Venture University?Go towww.Venture.University. Venture University is currently accepting applications for the Fall2019 (Sept 16th - Dec 13th 2019), Winter 2020 (Jan 13th - Mar 27th, 2020), andSpring 2020 (Mar 30th - Jun 12th 2020) cohorts.