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Startup Venture Trends for 2021
What are the 2021 trends for startups and venture capital? We're at an unusual inflection point, as we move into a post-pandemic world, a new US administration, and more diverse capital sources than ever before. Certain sectors are poised for tremendous opportunity. This webinar will feature a discussion between a leading Silicon Valley lawyer, a Venture Capital investor, and a startup expert who teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford. Join us for a free-wheeling discussion of 2021 trends and what they mean for entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors. Attendance is free, but space is limited.

Jan 28, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Danielle D'Agostaro
Principal Partner @WV Ventures
Danielle D'Agostaro is the Principal Partner at WV Ventures, a $100M VC joint venture between Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn, Johnson Controls, and Northwestern Mutual. Danielle is an experienced operator with a demonstrated history in early stage startup investments. Prior to WVV, Danielle spent the last 7 years building the Alchemist Accelerator into the leading enterprise accelerator in the country where she was Managing Partner and COO. In that role, not only did she run the daily operations of the company, but she also invested in and worked with over 400 companies such as LaunchDarkly, Rigetti Quantum Computing, and Cobalt.io. Before that she worked at Adobe Systems as a digital marketer and developed marketing initiatives for UC Berkeley's campus restaurant's division. Danielle received a B.A. in Media Studies from University of California, Berkeley where she finished her degree in 2.5 years.
Louis Lehot
Silicon Valley Attorney @L2 Counsel
Louis Lehot represents private companies, financial sponsors, venture capitalists, investors and investment banks in forming, financing, governing, buying and selling companies. He has extensive experience assisting a wide variety of businesses at all stages of development—from two founders and a laptop through venture capital financing to IPO and beyond. Having advised non-US multinationals looking to access US capital markets for years, he is uniquely positioned to assist companies with cross border transactions.
Bret Waters
Founder @4thly
Bret Waters has been in Silicon Valley his entire life as an entrepreneur, CEO, investor, and academic. Today his focus is helping other entrepreneurs and innovators succeed and thrive. He teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University, coaches startup CEO’s at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and runs the 4thly Startup Accelerator. Previously he founded and ran three Silicon Valley software companies, raising capital, building high-performing teams, creating innovative products, and managing successful exits. He also spent six years on the advisory board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, working to bring innovation to K-12 education, and has served as Chief Mentor with the European Innovation Academy, teaching Silicon Valley innovation methodology to engineering students from around the world. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.