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How To Raise Capital For Your Startup From Top VC Investors

9:00 am - 9:45 am

J. Skyler Fernandes
Co-Founder & General Partner at VU Venture Partners & Venture University

J. Skyler (Sky) Fernandes is ranked as a Powerlist 100 VC and is the Co-Founder & General Partner of VU Venture Partners, a multi-stage venture capital fund focused on Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, Frontier Tech, Healthcare, and Property Tech. VU has a ~30 person investment team and has offices in San Francisco, New York City, and Hong Kong. Sky is also the Co-Founder & CEO of Venture University, the world's leading investor accelerator for venture capital, private equity, and angel investing. VU has disrupted the traditional venture fund model in terms of scalability and value to founders and investors. VU sources and reviews 10x more deal flow than a typical fund and are capable of covering markets broader, deeper, faster, and smarter. VU also provides a powerful insider investor and strategic network that can better support portfolio companies and offers greater value to LPs by generating superior and consistent returns.

Course Description:

Raising capital for your business can be an intimidating and arduous journey. Sky will review the top five criteria that VC's care about when looking to invest in this session. Join Sky to learn about tremendous target market opportunities, the difference between an unfair and sustainable competitive advantage, and how founders who have a vision can raise current and future capital and have a secure product-market fit that displays a solution to a real problem.

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:


  • Out-perform on key metrics

  • Gain real traction and capital efficiency

  • Attract and hire a team that can execute and generate revenue