Frontiers of Innovation: Navigating Startups and Venture Capital in 2023 with Westwood Ventures
In the ever-evolving landscape of startups and venture capital, 2023 stands as a year of transformative change and unparalleled opportunities. “Frontiers of Innovation” is your gateway to understanding these shifts. In this cutting-edge webinar, we delve deep into the heart of startup dynamics and the role of venture capital in shaping tomorrow’s market leaders.
Join us as Managing Partner Edward Tsai and our team dissect key trends, reveal insights into emerging technologies (like AI, fintech, and next-gen drug discovery), and provide practical strategies for navigating the complex yet thrilling world of startups in 2023. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned investor, or simply keen on the pulse of innovation, this webinar is your compass to understanding and leveraging the shifts in the startup ecosystem. Don’t miss this chance to fuel your knowledge and spark your innovative spirit!
This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about trends in VC and within the Westwood Ventures portfolio. The discussion will be led by Westwood Ventures’ Managing Partner Ed Tsai. This presentation is open to all alumni and friends of UCLA.
During this session, we will discuss:
- HomeWhat are recent trends in venture capital financing for startups?
- HomeWhere are top VCs investing?
- HomeWhere are startups seeing the most traction and funding?
- HomeWhat are some examples of new themes of innovation in startups and technologies like AI and Fintech?
- HomeWhat are some summary points regarding innovation in 2023 and your life/career/finances?
- HomeWhat are "watch outs" when considering joining or investing in a startup in 2023?
- HomeHow can you have innovative startups in your investment portfolio?
- HomeOpen Q&A
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, Westwood Ventures & Blockchain Fund
Edward has 15+ years of investment experience in the U.S. and China, including a successful track record with investments such as Cruise Automation (acq. by GM), Life360 (IPO), Palantir (IPO), and Brave Software. In addition, Edward has served on the limited partner advisory committees at Cendana Capital and Ten Eleven Ventures, and he has deep operating experience at tech and cybersecurity companies. Most recently, he was Director of Investments at enterprise security company Qianxin, where he led $700 million in fundraising, ran multiple M&A deals, and managed a large investment portfolio. As Assistant GM for Qianxin, he also incubated their cybersecurity spinout fund Security Capital. At 360, he led International Investments and Strategic Development. He started his venture career as Vice President at DCM, a global early-stage VC firm managing $4 billion. He holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from UCLA, where he is a Kauffman Fellow (class of ’15).