Head of global research and development at Life Technologies
Professor of Systems Biology, Columbia University
Founder and Managing Partner, Frazier Healthcare Ventures
Vice president, chief strategy and operating officer of the Texas Medical Center
“Although many startups hope to become venture capital-backed companies, few understand how the venture capital industry works. In this Crash Course, Jason Mendelson will attempt to illuminate what many consider the venture capital black box. Jason will explain how venture capitalists think, how they raise their funds, and how they decide to invest their money. If you are a startup looking to raise venture capital, this Crash Course will help you understand how to cultivate relationships with venture capitalists, how to engage them, and how to make the relationship a productive one.”
Register online. The event is free for CU students, faculty, and “struggling entrepreneurs,” but members of the general public are asked to pay $15 in advance and $20 at the door.