VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley

500 Startups

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500 Startups

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Prior attendees have come from VC firms, government-led funds, family offices, angel syndicates, accelerator programs, or are high-net worth individuals.

About the course

VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley is an invite-only program for emerging leaders who want to shape the future of the venture capital industry.

What to Expect

With 2,400+ investments in our portfolio, 500 Startups has seen more deals than just about anyone. Together with SCPD, 500 built VC Unlocked to share that knowledge and give angels and VCs the confidence they need to make better investments.

Our teaching methodology

The VC Unlocked program uses a project-based learning approach in which participants continually refine their investment theses with the help of 500 partners and Stanford University faculty.

Learn directly from startup founders on what they look for in the fundraising process.

Receive feedback from experienced investors on your startup investment areas and interests.

Screen pitches at our invite-only Demo Day with hundreds of other angel investors and VCs.

Conduct selection, evaluation and follow-on analysis with 40+ real companies currently raising capital.

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Christine Tsai

Christine Tsai is a Founding Partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital fund and startup accelerator. Since its inception in 2010, she helped grow 500 to ~$200M under management, 1300+ portfolio investments (including companies like Credit Karma, Twilio, ipsy, Udemy, MakerBot, Wildfire, Vi...

Bedy Yang

Bedy Yang is Managing Partner at 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, 500 Startups is a global, early stage tech VC fund that manages +$350M AuM in +1,800 investments around the world. In addition to being the most active global seed investor, 500 Startups runs a series of ecosystem-dev...

Robert Neivert

Robert Neivert is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups specializing in B2B seed investments. Previously he was an executive for startups, having founded or worked at eight companies with four exits and four companies still operating. He was CEO for last two venture funded start-ups. He also maintain...

Pedram Mokrian

My expertise lies at the intersection of how new technologies (connected devices, mobile, software systems), analytics (big data stack), and new business models (consumer marketplaces, product driven services) can disrupt large incumbent markets such as energy, manufacturing, logistics, education...

Michael Lepech

Michael Lepech is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. Mike’s research focuses on the integration of sustainability indicators into engineering design, ranging from materials design, st...

Mike Lyons

Mr. Lyons currently serves as Chairman of CypherPath, a converged infrastructure virtualization company and a board observer and former Chairman of Shadow Networks, Inc. a cyber security company; both are based on technology developed through a tech transfer partnership with Pacific Northwest Nat...

Trevor Loy

Trevor Loy is a Lecturer in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University, where he co-teaches a graduate-level course titled “Entrepreneurial Management and Finance.” Trevor is also the Managing Partner and Founder of Flywheel Ventures. He has over 20 years of inv...

Amit Bhatti

Amit is a Principal and former US corporate counsel at 500 Startups, where he oversees investments from 500’s main funds. Prior to 500 Startups, Amit was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represented technology companies across all stages of their lifecycle from start-...

Jeremy Liew

Jeremy joined Lightspeed in 2006 as the firm’s first consumer specialist, focusing on massive-scale social media, commerce, new media, and financial services. Like many in the industry, he was drawn to venture capital for its forward-looking approach to business. Jeremy has funded several compan...

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