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Venture University presents the virtual panel: How to Launch Your First Fund.  Hear from emerging managers who have gone through it and come out with perspective on pitfalls and insight on competitive advantages. Leading Venture University alumni Nora Alkadi, David de Jesus, and Rahul Singh will speak on their experiences and earned strategies on building a VC.

The hour-long virtual panel will be moderated by Assure CEO Jeremy Neilson held on Wednesday, December 2, at noon MT, and include an intro from Venture University CEO Sky Fernandes.

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Jeremy Neilson
MODERATOR
Jeremy Neilson, an Inc. 5000 entrepreneur, is a founder and a co-CEO of Assure. Prior to Assure, Mr. Neilson launched and managed Utah’s $300M private equity program, the Utah Fund of Funds, which invested in 28 funds and across most of the private equity spectrum. Before the Utah Fund of Funds, Jeremy was an associate with the University Venture Fund where he spent time working closely with local and national venture capitalists on company due diligence. Jeremy has served as a venture capital fund advisory board member and investment committee member for various foundations.
 
Jeremy hosts a podcast “The Assure Podcast with Jeremy Neilson” and does weekly video interviews with leaders in venture capital in a series called “What’s Going on in Venture”. Watch it here.

 
Skyler Fernandes
J. Skyler Fernandes
Co-Founder and CEO of VENTURE UNIVERSITY
J. Skyler (Sky) Fernandes is ranked as a Powerlist 100 VC and is the Co-Founder & General Partner of VU Venture Partners, a multi-stage venture capital fund focused on Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, Frontier Tech, Healthcare, and Property Tech. Sky is also the Co-Founder & CEO of Venture University.
 
VENTURE UNIVERSITY
Venture University is the world's leading investor accelerator for individuals breaking into venture capital, private equity, and angel investing. VU's investor accelerator is a modern day trade school, where individuals gain high quality investment experience through a VC/PE Investment Apprenticeship and take academic courses as part of VU's Executive Education Program. Individuals "learn by doing" by joining VU's investment team, VU Venture Partners, a multi-stage investment fund focusing on seed through growth stage companies, investing in ~3-5 companies per quarter, across Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, Frontier Tech, Healthcare, and Proptech, and share in the financial upside on the investments made via a Profit Sharing Agreement. During the program individuals receive mentorship, career development, VC/PE industry networking, and learn from and work alongside top performing investment professionals who have invested $1.8B+ over 35+ yrs in 250+ companies and have achieved over a 4x+ net cash return as early investors in Beyond Meat, Facebook, Uber, Venmo, Twitter, and more.
 
 
 

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PANEL DISCUSSION: 

How to Launch Your First Fund

 

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David de Jesus, Action Ventures
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Venture Capital investor, business builder, and experienced software engineer with over 10+ years of broad technical expertise. Private Equity Enthusiast.

ACTION VENTURES

Action Ventures is here for you.  We take action, and we know you do too.  We are high-performance fanatics and high-energy junkies, radical thinkers, misfits, and technophiles.  Leave it to us to surround you with team of cheerleaders, motivators-who knows, The Rock might even show up to give a pep talk. 

We are #LongLA but we are inclusive of startups from areas of the world where we have affinities, such as South East Asia and Latin America.

 
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Nora Alkadi of Graphene Ventures
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GRAPHENE VENTURES

Just like the nanomaterial for which we're named, we bring strengthtransparency and flexibility to everything we do. Those principles provide sturdy support for our singular mission. To propel future-shaping tech startups toward extraordinary growth, and maximize returns for all involved.

 
 
Rahul
Rahul Singh, Dual Use Ventures
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DUAL USE VENTURES

We jump in the trenches with startup founders and help them find a problem in DOD worth solving. Our organization is focused towards helping startups solve problems and find customers in the DOD. We thrive on fostering collaboration within our public / private sector network and accelerate startups through the SBIR process by bringing all the required stakeholders under one roof.

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