Stanford.NVCA Venture Capital Symposium

The Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium offers practical guidance on achieving success as a venture capitalist in a rapidly changing marketplace.

The Stanford•NVCA Venture Capital Symposium is the premier governance program for members of the venture capital community. Investors, startup executives and directors of venture-backed companies will gain the skills needed to respond effectively to real-world governance challenges that commonly arise at VC firms and their portfolio companies, including conflicts of interest, culture and inclusion, board-founder relationships and boardroom mechanics. Participants will also explore best practices in fund management and limited partner relationships, as well as emerging policy and regulatory issues that may affect their funds and investments. Speakers include leading venture capitalists, limited partners, CEOs, regulators, attorneys and scholars.

Topics for 2020 will include:

  • Navigating the Acquisition Process
  • Talent Management and Succession at VC Firms
  • Public Policies and Regulatory Developments that May Affect your Fund
  • Investing Outside of Silicon Valley
  • Culture and Ethics
  • IPOs, Direct Listings, and Secondary Market Transactions
  • Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Duties
  • Comparing Structure and Strategies in Corporate Venture