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From Dorm Rooms to Board Rooms

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

​Join Crescent Fund and The Sullivan Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UC San Diego for an evening of stories from San Diego’s best founders and investors, rooted in Southern California’s university ecosystem, including:

​​Adam Markowitz (UCSD): Co-Founder & CEO of Drata ($2B valuation, reached unicorn status in 10 months, backed by ICONIQ Growth, GGV Capital, & Salesforce Ventures); Previous Co-Founder & CEO of Portfolium (acq. by Instructure)

Shawn Xu (UCSD): Partner at Lowercarbon Capital ($2B AUM, early-stage ClimateTech); Previous Investor at Floodgate & International Expansion at Square; Forbes 30U30, Venture Capital

Steve McCloskey (UCSD): Founder & CEO of Nanome (VR & AI-enabled drug discovery, $6.4M raised from Bullpen Capital & Oculus Founder)

Houman Haghighi (UCSD): Partner at Menlo Ventures ($5B AUM, backed Chima, Carta, & more); Previous Director at Qualcomm Ventures (personally led investment in Zoom)

Mitch Thrower (USD, UCSD): Co-Founder & CEO of Events.com ($170M raised, powering thousands of venues worldwide); Previous Co-Founder of Active.com ($52M raised)

Dillon Ferdinandi (Cal Poly SLO): Director at Slack Fund ($175M AUM, backed Loom, Glean, Lattice, & more); Previous employee #10 at Typekit (acq. by Adobe) & Director of Partnerships at Zemanta (acq. by Outbrain)

​​And more to be announced soon!

​​​Crescent Fund 🌙

​​​Crescent Fund is a student-run micro-VC built to back student/alumni founders from SoCal universities at the earliest stages. Our team spans 10+ universities and we’ve backed 20+ companies across Southern California. If there is a startup on our campus or beyond, we’ll know about it!

​​​Check out our website to learn more: crescentfund.vc 🌙

​Student Entrepreneurs Network 💡

​The Student Entrepreneurs Network (SEN) at UC San Diego aims to cultivate an interdisciplinary community of students passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. SEN seeks to empower its members to create a lasting impact by supporting an entrepreneurial mindset and the generation of new ventures for the benefit of the UC San Diego community and society.

​​For more information, visit https://senatucsd.org/ 💡

Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://lu.ma/crescent-fund-ucsd-from-dorm-rooms-to-board-rooms

Venue

Otterson Hall
MPR 2 Room 2S117 (2nd Floor)
La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
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Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,
Website:
https://lu.ma/crescent-fund-ucsd-from-dorm-rooms-to-board-rooms

Venue

Otterson Hall
MPR 2 Room 2S117 (2nd Floor)
La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
+ Google Map