Phil Wickham is Managing Director of Sozo Ventures, an investment firm that supports IT ventures with their global expansion. Prior to Sozo, Phil was the Chairman and CEO of the Kauffman Fellows program, which works to develop the next generation of venture capital leaders.
In this talk, Phil examines the underlying skills and traits that distinguish great venture capitalists, from radical self-belief to the development of a novel investment thesis and the optimization of talent. Incorporating aspects of neuroscience, narrative theory and the dynamics of empowerment, Phil outlines a path for behavioral and emotional fitness for the investor.
MS&E 476 Course Description: We often discuss how technology is reinvented and disrupted, but there is also a good amount of change occurring within the venture capital industry. Within the past several decades there have been new entrants, from incubators to angels to different models of venture capital.
The course explores changes in the venture capital industry: from the rise of Sand Hill Road and investing in the dot-com bubble, to incubators and accelerators, equity crowdfunding platform, and different models of venture capital today. Through lectures, guest speakers and interviews, the course explores how companies are funded, grown, and scaled, hearing from individuals who have been at the forefront of the industry as investors, technologists and entrepreneurs.
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