How to Make Smarter Bets and Achieve Extraordinary Growth: A Conversation with Ilya Strebulaev

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Unlock the transformative playbook outlined in “The Venture Mindset: How to Make Smarter Bets and Achieve Extraordinary Growth,” authored by distinguished David S. Lobel Professor of Private Equity and Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Ilya Strebulaev along with Alumni Ventures Chief Investment Officer Mark Edwards.

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Gain unparalleled insights into navigating the venture capital world intelligently and achieving extraordinary growth. With special guest Ilya Strebulaev, this webinar promises to illuminate the path to success in a rapidly changing world. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading finance and private equity experts. Watch above today and revolutionize your investment strategy.

Ilya Strebulaev is the foremost academic expert on venture capital. As the founder of the Venture Capital Initiative and a Professor of Private Equity and Finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he teaches a popular class on venture capital, his research has been widely published in leading academic journals and featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Bloomberg and the Harvard Business Review. In 2023 he was named a Top Voice on LinkedIn.

The Venture Mindset” offers a transformative playbook for navigating the ever-changing business landscape, endorsed by industry giants like Eric Schmidt and Eric S. Yuan. Through captivating storytelling and rigorous research, authors Ilya Strebulaev and Alex Dang unveil nine principles derived from the unique thinking of venture capitalists, empowering readers to survive and thrive in an era of relentless disruption.

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    Gain unparalleled insights from Ilya Strebulaev, a leading figure in finance and private equity.
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    Discover the secrets to making informed investment decisions for extraordinary growth.
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    Explore the advantages of integrating venture capital into your diversified investment portfolio, following the strategies of top investors.
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About your presenters

Mark D. Edwards
Mark D. Edwards

Chief Investment Officer

Mark Edwards is the Chief Investment Officer at Alumni Ventures. A seasoned private equity executive who was an early investor in AV, Mark has served on the investment committees of Green D Ventures and Spike Ventures since inception. Mark has over 20 years of direct investing experience, having served in leadership roles at Five Peaks Capital Management, JLL Partners (~$4B of capital under management), and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (~$10B of capital under management). He holds an AB with honors from Stanford University and an MBA with distinction from Tuck (Tuck Scholar).

Ilya A. Strebulaev
Ilya A. Strebulaev

Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Ilya A. Strebulaev is The David S. Lobel Professor of Private Equity and Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business, with extensive expertise in corporate finance, venture capital, and financial decision-making. He earned his doctorate in finance from the London Business School and holds degrees from Lomonosov Moscow State University and the New Economic School, Moscow. As founder and director of the Stanford GSB Venture Capital Initiative, he leads groundbreaking research on innovation financing and private equity, receiving prestigious awards such as the First Paper Prize of the Brattle Award and the Fama-DFA Prize for his contributions to leading academic journals. An accomplished educator, he has received teaching accolades, including the Stanford MBA Distinguished Teaching Award and the Sloan Teaching Excellence Award. Beyond academia, he advises global leaders, consults on valuation and investment strategies for VC-backed companies, and serves as an expert witness in litigation matters.

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