2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Beyond the Money: VC Tools, Community and Support

Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon E
500 E 4th St


The recently created Community role in VC firms is now more important than ever. VCs are funding more companies into later stages. We're seeing the most 1+ billion valuations in history. As Mark Suster said, there are more opportunities for VC firms due to cheap computing power, global audiences, mobile and always-on consumers. With more opportunities, there are more risks and uncertainties ahead.
According to PandoDaily, as many as 1000 companies who’ve received seed rounds won’t be around in a year – maybe six months. Whether it's angel investment, seed capital or Series A, as soon as the money hits the bank, the clock starts ticking. VC platforms and communities can help improve startup's chances for survival.
In this talk, we'll be exploring how entrepreneurs should navigate their relationships with investors to be setup for success. You'll learn how VCs build community, what external resources are important, and how to bypass common mistakes startups make after investment.


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Brittany Laughlin


Union Square Ventures

Brittany is the General Manager of the Union Square Ventures Network (USV). USV is a venture capital firm that manages $1B across six funds. Their portfolio companies created services that have fun...

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Christiaan Vorkink


True Ventures

Dan Kozikowski

Dir of Community


Dan Kozikowski is the Director of Community for FirstMark Capital, and is responsible for all of the firm’s portfolio-facing initiatives. He previously worked in a variety of financial and operatio...

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Nicola Korzenko

Assoc & Head of Platform

Lerer Hippeau Ventures

Nicola Korzenko is the Head of Platform at Lerer Ventures. Previously, Nicola was the Manager of Operations at Signpost, a Google Ventures and Spark Capital-backed startup that provides automated l...

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