Pulling Back the Curtain on Deep Tech Due Diligence
Looking to get a better understanding of how venture capitalists (VCs) think? This webinar will deep dive into working with VCs and learning how they choose which deep tech ideas to build. This webinar will also spotlight how VCs think about product-market fit, how they evaluate tech from a commercialization perspective and identify potential markets. Learn how VCs stress-test technologies and validate the cutting-edge ideas that will define the future.
December 13, 2023 (Wednesday)
Cost: Members $0, Non-Members $225
- Describe and explain scientific ideas and intellectual property in ways that will be attractive to investors
- Analyze potential markets for technology and identify most attractive markets
- Explain why tech matters from a commercial perspective
- Critique and improve one’s own pitch to investors
Partner, Roadrunner Venture Studios
Project Manager, Roadrunner Venture Studios
, Partner, Roadrunner Venture Studios
Mike leads venture creation for the studio. He is a product leader with a track record of scaling startups and building new businesses across the US, Europe and Africa. Mike most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Zeno Moto, an electric bike and charging startup focused on emerging markets. Mike is a dual graduate of the Yale Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and the Yale School of Management as well as Lehigh University.
, Project Manager, Roadrunner Venture Studios
Katherine joined Roadrunner as a Product Manager in August 2023. She leads the studio’s ideas team, responsible for due diligence and validation. Previously, Katherine worked at Schmidt Futures as a Product Manager in social impact technology, supporting grantees building new tools for criminal justice reform, ed-tech and digital access to benefits programs. Most recently, as a Manager on the Schmidt Futures strategy team, Katherine focused on the intersection of strategy and technology.