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Venture Trailblazers, featuring Mike Maples Jr (Founding Partner at Floodgate)

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Mike Maples Jr is a Co-Founding Partner at Floodgate, and is one of Silicon Valley’s most renowned early-stage investors. As a result of his early investments in companies like Twitter, Twitch, Okta, and more, he has been named to the Forbes Midas List eight times. On this edition of Venture Trailblazers, Mike will join us to discuss the ways top founders pivot and break away from standard best practices to build luminary companies. Venture Trailblazers is an exclusive event series that connects leading investors, founders, and ecosystem leaders from across the globe to discuss the latest trends in startups and venture capital.

About the Speaker – Mike Maples Jr
Mike Maples, Jr. is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author. He is focused on backing the founders of startup companies determined to achieve extraordinary success, from the very beginning. As a co-founding partner at Floodgate, he’s been on the Forbes Midas List eight times for his investments in companies such as Twitter, Twitch, Okta, Outreach, Rappi, Chegg, and Applied Intuition.

Maples co-authored the upcoming book Pattern Breakers, which noted entrepreneurship thought leader Steve Blank calls “the most important book on startups in the last ten years.” He additionally hosts a highly acclaimed podcast and newsletter, which explore the pivotal role of pattern breaking founders in reshaping business and culture in the 21st Century.

Venture Trailblazers is presented by the Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator; and VC Lab, the leading venture capital accelerator for emerging managers worldwide.
This event is reserved for the Founder Institute and VC Lab networks: including Local Leaders, Alumni, Mentors, Investors, Partners, and Enrolled Founders/ Fund Managers.