Venture Capital

VC Secrets: What do top funds look for in founders?

Tue 17 May 2022 / 12:30 (BST), 13:30 (CEST)

About the event

When VCs do due diligence on a startup, they're also assessing the founders. Too often, these evaluation processes are built on rigid methods that don’t capture founders’ potential to develop. So what's the best way for founders to get ahead of the curve? At our next event, our panel of experts will demystify the founder due diligence process. They'll reveal what top funds look for in founders, how this process is failing investors and founders, as well as practical ways for founders to prepare to be evaluated. If you've ever wanted to peer behind the VC curtain, this is your chance!

We'll be discussing

  1. Founder due diligence: what to expect and how to prepare as a founder
  2. How founder diligence in venture capital is falling short
  3. Where could the process be improved?

Moderators & Speakers

Julius Bachmann
Julius Bachmann

Founder Coach, Co-Founder @ JRNY

Eleanor Warnock
Eleanor Warnock

Deputy Editor @ Sifted

Elspeth Lawson
Elspeth Lawson

Partner & Deputy CPO @ Entrepreneur First

Anna Ott
Anna Ott

VP People & ESG @ HV Capital