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2019 Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - March 27 @ 6:30 pm

The Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium offers practical guidance on achieving success as a venture capitalist in a rapidly changing marketplace. Learn to respond effectively to new governance challenges at venture capital firms and at portfolio companies, and explore best practices in fund management and limited partner relationships. Speakers include leading venture capitalists, limited partners, CEOs, regulators, attorneys, and scholars.

Topics for 2019 will include:

  • Crypto Law and Regulation
  • Best Board Practices and Running Effective Board Meetings
  • Exits: Acquisitions, IPOs, Direct Offerings and Secondary Markets
  • The Limited Partner Perspective
  • Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Duties


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Bill Gurley, General Partner, Benchmark
  • Amy Banse, Managing Director & Head of Funds, Comcast Ventures
  • Katie Haun, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Valerie Szczepanik, Associate Director and Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


General Tuition Rates:
$1,900.00 Early Bird Price (on or before December 31, 2018)
$2,300.00 Full Price (after January 1, 2019)

Tuition covers admission to all sessions; attendance at the opening dinner; event meals; access to the 2019 Venture Capital Symposium supplemental reading materials; and a formal certificate of completion.

NVCA Members: Enter the code “NVCA” during registration to receive 10% off the current tuition rate.
Stanford Students, Faculty, and Alumni: Enter the code “ALUMNI” during registration to receive 10% off the current tuition rate.

*Please note that the Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium is limited to members of VC firms (e.g. partners, principals, associates, analysts, EIRs, GCs, etc.) and board members, senior executives or GCs of venture-backed companies, including CEOs/founders and independent directors. Admission to the Symposium is open only to qualified participants as determined by the program co-directors.



March 26 @ 3:00 pm
March 27 @ 6:30 pm
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