Building a Company and Venture Capital Investing: An Open Discussion (Part 3: Investor Considerations)

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Friday, October 13, 2023
11:10 am to 12:00 pm

This four-part in-person series will be a discussion-heavy introduction to building a company and venture capital investing. Discussion topics include but are not limited to:

  • corporate venture capital vs venture capital,
  • building a great product vs. building a great business,
  • product market fit (PMF),
  • go to market (GTM),
  • pitching to investors, and
  • exit options.

The main purpose of this series is to provide general education. Thus, if you have an idea for a startup or are already working on building a company, you are invited to join but there will not necessarily be a discreet opportunity for you to pitch your idea nor any promise of funding.

This event will be held in person, and will not be streamed or recorded.

Participants must attend all four sessions:

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Philip Braddock is the portfolio management lead for Atlassian Ventures, where he supports founders as they build the future of collaborative work on the cloud. Philip is passionate about connecting with people in ways that are truly meaningful (not just tactical). He never hesitates to get up in front of a crowd, which his wife finds both admirable and embarrassing. When not at work, you can find him spending time with his family, traveling to new places or swimming, biking, running, or skiing — his own personal “quad-athalon”. Philip holds a BA in political science from Vassar College and a master’s in information management and systems from the School of Information at UC Berkeley.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Rebecca Andersen.

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Rebecca Andersen
Rebecca Andersen
Senior Director of Student & Alumni Career Development
311 South Hall


If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting, CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about mobility access in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Catherine Cronquist Browning with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7–10 days in advance of the event.

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Catherine Cronquist Browning
Catherine Cronquist Browning
Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and of Equity and Inclusion
111 South Hall

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August 11, 2023