VC Due Diligence

By PitchPerfect Silicon Valley (other events)

Tuesday, December 5 2017 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

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Join us for VC Chat on Due Diligence in Venture Capital Investments with  Alexis de Raadt St James, Merian Ventures & Vishal Vasishth, Obvious Ventures

Alexsis de Raadt St James, Founder/Managing Partner Merian Ventures Merian Ventures is a US and UK venture-capital firm. Alexsis is an investor and technology business executive with over 25 years of investment experience in both private and public markets. Merian Ventures invest in female entrepreneurs who are driven to build competitive and profitable companies in consumer, mobile and cyber security. Alexsis is also founder and chairman of The Althea Foundation, a social-venture fund in San Francisco she established in 2003.  Prior to these roles Alexsis held leadership roles and board seats with companies she funded or founded, senior executive roles in YBA Ventures, Commerce One, Shell International in London and Holland where she served in a number of management positions, including director of M&A, venture investments and treasury advisor.  Alexsis serves on the US-UK Fulbright Commission, leadership board of The Osher Center at the University of California Medical School San Francisco, the Leadership Council Salk Institute and is an advisor to CapLinked, Oorja, Provenance and CirrusIdentity. Alexsis has an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MBA from Erasmus University, Holland and a BA from the University of Texas, Austin. 

Vishal Vasishth, CoFounder Obvious Ventures He is CoFounder with Evan Williams and James Joaquin. Obvious Ventures invests in world positive technology companies across three themes: Sustainable Systems, Healthy Living & People Power. Most recently Vishal was the founding partner of SONG Investment Advisors, an India- based fund backed by Soros Economic Development Fund, Omidyar Network and Google. He also served as a senior executive at Steve Case’s Revolution, LLC and as Chief Strategy Officer at Patagonia, a leading multichannel retailer of outdoor and active lifestyle products in the US.  Vishal has demonstrated track record of operating and investing both in USA and Asia and creating value across diverse consumer oriented businesses. He was selected as a Henry Crown fellow of the Aspen Institute and a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly, both fellowships that recognize value-based leaders. Vishal earned a B. Tech degree in India, a Master’s degree in Sciences from North Carolina State University and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.  Vishal grew up in the fast growing city of Chandigarh, India.

Moderator: John Boitnott, Journalist & Digital Consultant.  John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He's an advisor at and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.

GLOBAL DEMO NITE @DocuSign: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT DOMAIN SPECIFIC BUT COVERS ALL DOMAINS. Book a demo table & get a video of your 3min pitch!

6:30pm to 7:00pm Networking

7:00pm to 8:00pm VC Chat

8:00pm to 8:30pm Demo Pitches

8:30pm to 9:00pm Networking


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