Plenary Session: Keep Calm & Carry on: How to Successfully Deal with Investment Failures

Every VC has to deal with failure, and difficult investment decisions can be more prevalent and complex during an economic downturn. Successful VCs know how to approach these tough decisions and best manage (and learn from) failure. This session will cover topics such as:

  • When to leave a board;
  • When to continue to invest versus cut the cord;
  • Negotiating down rounds; and
  • Dealing with the potential reputational impact at the fund and how to communicate effectively with LPs.

Reading Materials

Location: Date: October 7, 2020 Time: 8:30 am - 9:15 am Nikhil Basu Trivedi Jeff Clavier Heidi Roizen Andy Schwab