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Thank you to all of those who attended Vator, Bullpen and Venture 51's Post Seed and made it great!
Vator held its second annual Post Seed event on Tuesday, in partnership with Bullpen Capital and Venture51, and it couldn't have been better. Not only were the panelists, and all of our presenting companies great, but so were all of our audience members, who helped us to preserved the memory of the event on Twitter forever.
Session One – John Doerr (Kleiner Perkins) Keynote, moderated by Paul Martino (Bullpen Capital)
Session Two – What happens when the music stops?
Moderator: Alastair Goldfisher (Venture Capital Journal); Panelists: Jenny Fielding (Techstars), Rebecca Lynn (Canvas Venture Fund), Andre Gharakhanian (Silicon Legal Strategy), Paige Craig (Arena Ventures), Satya Patel (Homebrew)
Session Three – Founders Lessons Learned
Moderator: Duncan Davidson (Bullpen Capital); Panelists: Josh Viner (Wag), Matt Munson (Twenty/20), Marcelo Camberos (Ipsy), Alex Chung (Giphy), Aaron Batalion (Lightspeed Venture Partners)
Session Four – Making the cut
Moderator: Connie Loizos (StrictlyVC); Panelists: Jenny Lefcourt (Freestyle.vc), Jamie Davidson (Redpoint), Larry Marcus (Walden Venture Capital), Eric Wiesen (Bullpen), Peter Pham (Science)
Peter Pham: When you go out for a big round, go out for a post-money at 60% of what you originally thought you'd get. #PostSeedConf— Semil (@semil) December 1, 2015
Session Five – Post-Seed CEOs
Moderator: Cory Johnson (Bloomberg); Panelists: Eric Jennings (Filament), Drew Uher (Homelight), Matt Straz (Namely), Sunil Rajaraman (Scripted), Scot Chisholm (Classy)
Session Six – Alfred Lin (Sequoia Capital); moderated by Bambi Francisco (Vator)
Missing Uber was failure on our part, says Sequoia's Alfred Lin. We were too smart for our own good. Didn't see market #postseedconf— mgboz (@mgboz) December 1, 2015
Session Seven – What Unicorns looked like at Series A/Post-Seed
Moderator: Alex Konrad (Forbes); Panelists: Tod Francis (Shasta Ventures), Jed Katz (Javelin Venture Partners), Christine Herron (Intel), Tom Loverro (IVP), Matt Mazeo (Lowercase Capital)
What did unicorns look like at Series A? Like virtually any other company. All other answers are correlation not causation. #postseedconf— ned renzi (@NedRenzi) December 1, 2015
Session Eight – Scott Kupor (Haystack); Moderator: Scott Kupor (Andreessen Horowitz)
Session Nine – Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures); Moderated by Bambi Francisco (Vator)
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