Venture Capital 101 with Waterman Ventures
Join us for a 45-minute Venture Capital 101 presentation covering key documents, stages, and the basic principles of venture capital investing. The presentation will be led by Waterman Ventures’ Managing Partner Ludwig Schulze and is open to all alumni and friends of Brown.
During the session, we will discuss:
- HomeThe stages of venture capital
- HomeKey aspects of investing (theme-building, sourcing, and winning deals, etc.)
- HomeImportant documents involved in investing
- HomeExamples of what to look for when evaluating deals
Note: You must be accredited to invest in venture capital. Important disclosure information can be found at av-funds.com/disclosures.
About your presenter
Managing Partner, Waterman Ventures & 116 Street Ventures
Ludwig has been on all sides of venture — as an entrepreneur, corporate buyer of ventures, and venture capitalist. Before Alumni Ventures, he experienced the daily realities of entrepreneurship as Founder and CEO of a mobile payments venture that served over 12 million people. Earlier, at a Fortune 100 telecommunications manufacturer (Nokia), he held general manager and business development roles that included investing in and acquiring venture-backed businesses. His first experience in venture capital was with an $800 million global fund that focused on enterprise and mobile software both before and after the dot.com crash. Ludwig began his career as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He has a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia. He lives in NYC with his wife and 2 teenagers.