We're excited to invite you to Venture University's Cohort 6 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 and explain why they chose to invest.
Cohort 6 includes 30 investors (~0.5% accepted) that formed four deal sourcing teams: Consumer, Enterprise & Healthcare, Fintech, & Frontier Tech. Over 11 weeks they will source investmet opportunities, meet with investors and startups, conduct due diligence, and invest in 3-5 companies.
At REVERSE DEMO DAY each investment team will share their key findings and insights from their due diligence for why they got excited about the market, the team, the solution and strategy, and 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, and Partners
2) First time fund managers and emerging fund managers, angel investors, and family offices looking to improve their overall investment strategies
3) Founders and 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 DAY you can learn about new markets and 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!) and 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 Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's office. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a top ranked Law Firm for Venture Capital and has partnered with Venture University to teach some of the Advanced Industry Modules, including fund formation, investment terms and docs, M&A, and IPO.
Interested in learning more about Venture University? Go to www.Venture.University. Venture University is currently accepting applications for the Winter 2020 (Jan 13th - Mar 27th, 2020) and Spring 2020 (Mar 30th - Jun 12th 2020) cohorts.