After our July screening of SOMETHING VENTURED, which chronicles the founding of the venture capital industry in Silicon Valley, we convened a panel to discuss the VC model of today and tomorrow. Does venture investing need to evolve to keep fueling innovation in the Valley and around the world? What are the implications of the latest round of huge U.S. IPOs of social media and internet companies? Is history repeating itself with another bubble forming, or is this the new reality of a connected globe with multiple billions of potential users?
Our panel will feature two generations of venture investors giving their views on these and other questions: Chairman and Co-founder of New Enterprise Associates (NEA), VC legend Dick Kramlich, and Accel Partners next generation VC leader, Theresia Gouw Ranzetta. Richard Waters, San Francisco Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, moderated the conversation.
We are proud to be co-hosting this event with the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). The NVCA empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community's preeminent trade association, NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its 400 plus members through a full range of professional services. You can learn more about the NVCA at www.nvca.org.