Fireside Chat with Scott Kupor, Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

Join us for our Speaker Series & Networking Event with Andrew Romans, VC at Rubicon Venture Capital and author of two best selling books on venture capital:

– MASTERS OF CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL: Collective Wisdom from 50 VCs Best Practices for Corporate Venturing How to Access Startup Innovation & How to Get Funded


– THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BIBLE TO VENTURE CAPITAL: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game

More than 20% of all venture capital financing’s include at least one corporate VC and thus startups need to understand how corporate venture capital works.

Andrew captured wisdom from interviews with 100+ Corporate Venture Capitalists (CVCs), independent VCs, CEOs of startups, bankers and lawyers to write the definitive book on the topic of corporate venture capital.

If you are a startup or entrepreneur, this is a talk you do not want to miss!


6:00pm – 6:45pm – Dinner and networking, demo/sponsor tables
6:45pm – 7:00pm – Intros, demo/sponsor tables mentions
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Speakers program and Q&A
8:30pm – 9:00pm – Meet the speaker, networking

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Wednesday, 07/27/2016


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Founders Floor

2 North 1st St., 5th Floor

San Jose, CA 95113



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Discussion Topics

Andrew will give invaluable advice about how to best raise capital from CVCs, build partnerships between startups and large corporations and how to avoid potential mistakes and other dangers related to corporate venture capital.

Also, Andrew will share findings from his research and experience on why and how corporates should establish CVCs.

Other topics included:

– How to raise funding from corporate VCs

– How to partner with corporate VCs and big companies

– Landmines to avoid that can be disastrous for startups and other VCs involved

– How to position your startup to be acquired by a large corporation

– How corporations can use venture capital to access startup innovation, a steady pipeline of partnerships, investments and ultimately M&A opportunities

– And much more…


Scott Kupor

Managing Partner

Andreessen Horowitz

Scott Kupor is the managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where he is responsible for all aspects of running the firm.

He previously worked as vice president and general manager, Global Customer Support & Software-as-a-Service at Hewlett Packard. Scott joined HP in 2007 as part of the $1.6 billion acquisition of Opsware, where he was senior vice president of Customer Solutions. In this role, Scott had global responsibility for the company’s professional services, technical pre-sales and customer support organizations. Scott joined Opsware shortly after the company’s founding and held numerous executive management positions including vice president, financial planning and vice president, corporate development. In these roles, he led the company’s private financing activities as well as its initial public offering in 2001. Scott also started the company’s Asia Pacific operations via strategic partnerships with NEC, NTT and Samsung and led the execution of the company’s acquisitions of Tangram, Rendition, Creekpath and iConclude. Prior to Opsware, Scott represented software companies in both financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions at Credit Suisse First Boston and Lehman Brothers.

Scott graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy with honors and distinction. He also graduated Order of the Coif and with distinction from Stanford Law School and is a member of the California Bar Association.

Free street parking

Abundant street parking is available for free after 6:00 p.m. in downtown San Jose. Streets closest to Founders Floor with free street parking are Santa Clara St., North Market St. and St. John St.

Free parking garage

Founders Floor will provide a 2 hour free parking voucher to the Market & San Pedro Square Parking Garage. This garage is only one block away from Founders Floor. It’s located at 45 N. Market St., between W. Santa Clara St. and W. St. John St. Upon check-in at the Founders Floor event, make sure you ask for the 2 hour free parking voucher.

Public transportation

VTA Light Rail is right outside our building, and runs every 20 minutes making public transportation fast and easy.  Both the Mountain View-Winchester and the Alum Rock-Santa Teresa VTA light rail stop at the Santa Clara Station(s) which is located just a block away.

Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 48 hours before the event. Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 48 hours before the event cannot be honored. Thank you for your understanding.


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