Join LAVA members, guests and the public at our monthly meeting.
The Speaker: Dave Berkus
An entrepreneur for over fifty years, Dave Berkus has formed and managed successful businesses and is a respected technology industry leader. Dave has worked with Fortune 500 companies down to start-ups, adding tremendous economic value and fostering emerging talent.
6:30pm - 9:30PM
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel
101 Wilshire Blvd
Fairmont - Santa Monica, California 90401
Online registration is closed.
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LAVA Distinguished Speaker Series
Speaker: Dave Berkus
Emeritus - Tech Coast Angels
- Managing partner: Berkus Technology Ventures, LLC and Kodiak Ventures, LP
- Author: Extending
the Runway and the Berkonomics
series of books and blogs
Director of the Year - Early Stage Company
Angeles County Technology Leader of the Year 2011
College Business Person of the Year 2010
500 CEO twice - America's Fastest Growing Companies
investments in early stage companies
Internal Rate of Return on Investments
An entrepreneur for over fifty
years, Dave Berkus has formed and managed successful businesses and is a
respected technology industry leader. Dave has worked with Fortune 500
companies down to start-ups, adding tremendous economic value and fostering
emerging talent.Read more…
The Topic: Finding Alpha! 20 Lessons Learned in 20 Years of Angel Investing
Dave tells twenty
stories of actual entrepreneurs who created amazing successes or spectacular
crashes, and the lessons he learned from each experience. With over 95 angel investments since 1993,
and serving on more than forty boards, some public, Dave has lots of great
stories to tell and insights to impart.
His spectacular investment returns over the years underscores his
successes in selecting, coaching and positioning his portfolio companies for
exits. Dave is asked to speak to angel,
venture, civic, and corporate groups worldwide each year, and is in great
demand for his knowledge of early stage corporate governance, trends in
technology, and of course, for the many stories and insights he provides.