Session 1: Ten Ways a VC Fund Will Fail

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Raising a fund is all the rage these days. If managed by inexperienced partners, the fund will likely fail to return an ROI to investors. Learn from experts the various ways a fund fails, and how to avoid them.


Dan Loague
President, Washington DC ArchAngels
Dan Loague has an extensive background in venture capital and early stage investments. Over the past twenty-five years he has built, and now works with a national network of exceptionally active angels, professional investors, corporate, business development professionals, technology enterprise executives and government officials. Read full profile…


Hakim Dyer

Hugo Jimenez
Managing Partner at Bethlehem Technologies
Mr. Jimenez has spent the last 20 years in Corporate and Business Development for a variety of clients in telecommunications, interactive media and health care. He specializes in working with emergent companies that have an evolutionary product or service, to develop and execute on capitalization and strategic business development plans. Read full profile…

Steven J. Kubisen, Ph.D.
President, InnoComm, LLC
Steve is a serial entrepreneur, corporate executive and university technology commercialization executive. He started his career in research and then moved to research management and general management for Union Carbide, Akzo Coatings, GE and Alcoa. As an entrepreneur, Steve was CEO of a revolutionary composites venture and a medical device venture, in addition to serving on boards of a number of early stage ventures. Read full profile…