Last week, I was invited to speak at the 500 Startups headquarters in San Francisco. It was great to meet and spend time with the current Batch 18 group of startups. 500 Startups is a leading global venture capital fund and startup accelerator. They manage over $200M in assets and have invested in 1300+ technology startups. I have a lot of respect for them and what they are doing over there. In my experience, the companies coming out of their accelerator program are prepared to succeed. They teach their startups how to market, raise money, network, hire the right people, and scale a business. The Rosecliff Venture Fund has backed multiple 500 startup companies. Our latest was Yellowdig, an EdTech startup.
At the event, I discussed various topics including; what a venture capital fund looks for in a founder, what my decision making process consists of, my personal road to success, how I broke into the venture capital industry, and my advice to entrepreneurs.
At Rosecliff, we invest in startup enterprises and innovative ideas that have substantial growth potential. Our goal is to partner with dynamic founders and assist them in building exceptional, valuable companies. Rosecliff’s mission is to invest in companies that can have a direct positive impact on society and have the ability to make the world better for future generations. I personally love helping and meeting new founders every day.
Below you will find a video of me at the event. Please check it out if you have a chance. Whether you are a founder, investor, or someone who is interested in investing… I think you will learn a lot from my visit there. Please comment and leave any feedback. If you have any questions, you can always reach out to the Rosecliff team.