A well-known venture capitalist of world reputation Tim Draper, a co-founder of venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), will hold a lecture for startup founders and others who would like to learn more about attracting of investment. The event is organized by Technopark Skolkovo jointly with crowdsourcing platform Citycelebrity. The project will be interesting not only to startups, but also to business angels and mentors for better understanding of the venture capital world, as well as to investors and funds’ employees.
This lecture will open a series of intellectual events Nowhere except Skolkovo which is a new program aimed at forming a cohesive innovation community through personal contacts, joint education and collective projects.
During the lecture, Tim will talk about what has changed in the world of venture capital, and what changes in education are needed to support and inspire entrepreneurs. A live discussion on the problems and new opportunities of investment in Russia will take place after the lecture. The discussion will be attended by representatives of Skolkovo, Russian Venture Company, investment foundations, mentoring and business angels community. Technopark Skolkovo will share its plans for the new season, future projects and educational programs.
The format of the event is a teleconference (English with simultaneous translation). Seating is limited to 100 people.
Tim Draper is one of the pioneers of the U.S. venture business; he is a venture capitalist in the third generation and a co-founder of venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), which is the world's leader in venture capital investing in technology companies at initial and early stages of development. DFJ headquartered in Silicon Valley (USA). Tim Draper made two successful venture capital investments in the Russian high-tech market in late 90's. In particular, the income from the sale of Parametric Technology is 175 times higher than investment, and Coatue Company with its development center in Novosibirsk was successfully sold to AMD.