12/6 | Blowing up the VC "Black Box"

12/6 | Blowing up the VC “Black Box”
August 15, 2016 Underscore VC

This is a private event for Core Members and invited guests only

The way we see it, venture capital is currently a bit of a “black box”. Pitch decks come in, yes or no decisions come out. But how do VC’s operate? How do VC’s find great entrepreneurs, decide when and how to invest, set terms and ultimately build a portfolio.

Even more important, how can individuals start to get involved in investing in startups and what do they need to know to do it well?

We want to share a bit of our best practice, developed over decades in the industry. It’s not a secret and we don’t want it to be — we want to blow up the black box of VC.

Come join the Underscore.VC investment team and a small group of your peers to understand how we go about identifying the best entrepreneurs to invest in. This will be an environment to ask whatever questions you’ve ever had about investing personally and to better understand how institutional investors approach investment opportunities.

Long term, we want to enable the next generation of great investors to emerge from today’s entrepreneurs and the only way to do that will be by being completely transparent and teaching what we have learned as venture investors.

We will host multiple sessions on this topic, each focused on different parts of the investment process. This session will mainly focus on the difference between individual and institutional investing and how to differentiate the roles and responsibilities of an angel investor and venture investor. We will also discuss a question not often addressed; how to transition from an entrepreneur to a venture capitalist and what to consider before doing so.

Event Details

  • Date:   Tuesday, December 6, 2016
  • Time:   4:30 – 6:00PM
  • Location:  Acquia (53 State Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA)

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