Network Updates, 3 October 2017
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- Now: Applications open for Class 23 (see KF website for details)
- October 5, 10am-7pm: Defy Ventures visit to California State Prison – Solano
- October 11: KF breakfast meetup at SOCAP conference, San Francisco
- October 22-27: Modules 2 & 5
Intercontinental Hotel, San Francisco
- November 1: KF Women’s Group breakfast at AngelList HQ; hosted by Jenny Rooke (Class 11) of 5Prime Ventures.
- November 2-3: Women’s Alternative Investment Summit, NYC, enhancing networking & deal-making opportunities for senior-level women.
- November 3-4: Culture Shifting Weekend, NYC, gathering 125 Black VCs & LPs to build strong relationships with institutional investors.
- November 14, 5-8pm: Houston, TX Chapter meeting
- December 5: PreMoney SF Investor Conference (15% KF discount. Code: KAUFFMAN)
- December 8, 8-10am: NY Regional Chapter breakfast
- December 18: MENA Chapter breakfast, Dubai
- January 8, 5:30-7pm: Austin, TX Chapter happy hour
- January 17, 8:30am Pacific: Impact SIG call
- January 21-26: Modules 3 & 6
Convene, 101 Park Ave., NYC
- International Summit, April 22-27: Tel Aviv & Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Congratulations to Clint Korver (Class 14) and Miriam Rivera (Class 15) on their recent exit: Blue River Technology was sold to John Deere for $305M. Clint and Miriam invested as part of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs and with their own firm, Ulu Ventures, in a $245K venture round in 2012. [Fortune article] [TechCrunch article] [Wired article]
On the Move
Thomaz Srougi (Class 17), Forbes, “How a Small Clinic Is Having a Big Impact on Healthcare in Brazil.” Read Thomaz’s feature article in Volume 6 of the Kauffman Fellows Report: “Rebooting Basic Healthcare in Brazil: Thinking Outside the System” for his first-person account of conceiving and launching Dr. Consulta.
Arun Jayadev (Class 16) and his company Airlite, RealBusiness, “Why WeWork Is Giving Away $20M Worth of Business Grants”
Ariel Arrieta (Class 18), was named #2 on Techfoliance‘s “Mapping of the 20 Must-Know FinTech Influencers in Argentina”
Congratulations to the Fellows whose firms are part of the “Top Ten Seed Accelerators” in the USA & Canada Accelerator Report 2016
- 500 Startups: Bedy Yang (Class 17), Krating Poonpol (Class 20), Santiago Zavala (Class 21), Vishal Harnal (Class 22)
- Alchemist Accelerator: Ravi Belani (Class 11)
- SOSV: Arvind Gupta (Class 22)
- StartX: Cameron Teitelman (Class 16), Suzanne Fletcher (Class 21), Henri Deshays (Class 21)
- TechStars: Brian Luerssen (Class 18), Jason Seats (Class 21)
Marlon Nichols (Class 18)
- Fast Company, “One Reason Black Founders Don’t Get Enough Funding? Black VCs Don’t, Either”
- HBCU.vc Blog, “Cross Culture Ventures Leading the Charge on Developing Young VCs”
Victor Gutwein (Class 22)
- Lexington Herald Leader (Kentucky), “How Does Lexington Rank for Tech Startups? Maybe Higher Than You Think.”
- Midwest Startups Blog, “Inside the Minds: Cold Email to Closing”
Claire England (Class 21)
- Built in Austin, “Meet 4 Austin Women Helping Close the Gender Gap in Startup Investing”
- Austin Business Journal, “Austin Angel Investors Dole Out Even More Cash to Early-Stage Startups”
Andras Forgacs (Class 14), Techfoliance‘s “Modern Meadow Reveals Its Pioneering 3D Bio-Printed Leather, Zoa”
Speakers & Podcasts
Brad Feld (Mentor Class 21, KF BOD) was interviewed on the Growth Everywhere podcast episode “Brad Feld Shares the Struggles of Building a Startup Without Compromising Your Personal Well-Being”
- Tuesday, October 10, San Francisco: “What Do Investors Really Want?,” including Victoria Cheng (Class 19), SVP at CITI Ventures
- Tuesday, October 26, Mountain View, CA: “Steps to Venture Capital”, including Miriam Rivera (Class 15), co-founder of Ulu Ventures & Ken Elefant (Class 5), Managing Director at Sorenson Ventures
Derek Bittar (Class 19)
- “7 Reasons Why Traditional Investors Don’t Understand Venture Capital”
- “3 Not-On-My-Resumé Skills that Landed My Dream Job”
Joe Floyd (Class 18)
- Video & podcast interview with Jett McCandless, Founder and CEO of project44
- “Emergence Enterprise Recap — September 2017”
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