Veteran VCs Talk About Weathering Tough Times (Online)
About this Event
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. You will get the event link after registration.
Veteran VCs (including Brad Feld of Foundry Group and Todd Dagres of Spark Capital) will discuss what it’s like for the startup community to experience a downturn. We’ll talk about what lessons can be learned from prior cycles and what unique challenges we’ll face in today’s climate.
Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars. Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blogs Feld Thoughts and Venture Deals.
Todd Dagres is a co-founder and General Partner of Spark Capital, focusing on early-stage investments. Todd has led Spark’s investments in 1stdibs, Freight Farms, Jana, Kateeva, SiFiveand Signpost. He also led Spark’s previous investments in Covestor (acquired by Interactive Brokers) and Verivue (acquired by Akamai). Todd was previously a general partner at Battery Ventures, where he led investments in Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), Arbor Networks (Donaher), Broadbus (Motorola), Redstone (Siemans), River Delta Networks (Motorola), Qtera (Nortel Networks) and XCOM (Level 3 Communications). Earlier in his career, Todd was a senior technology analyst at Montgomery Securities, Smith Barney and Yankee Group.