Jim’s focus is building high-performance teams to tackle tough problems to create thriving businesses. Jim can help you with preparing for fundraising, product strategy, scaling your customer base, and building a healthy company culture/leading as a founder and/or CEO
Meghan has 15 years of experience in marketing and communications for enterprise, health and consumer technology companies. She has built programs that drive business results across the US, Europe and Japan.
Meghan can help tackle any marketing challenges, weigh in on the best approach to reaching each of your audiences, identify key messages, determine press angles, provide input on how to approach PR support and advise on first marketing hires.
Shivani currently leads the New User Experience engineering team at Slack. She is passionate about the engineering leadership craft and is a mentor for professional women in Silicon Valley that focuses on career development and mentorship and Plato (www.platohq.com) where she mentors startup CTOs/VPs/Engineering Managers. Additionally, Shivani is one of the organizers of www.calibratesf.com, an engineering leadership conference.
Shivani can help you strategize how to scale teams + build culture, build healthy engineering/product/design partnerships, career growth plans + performance improvement plans and conflict resolution.
Join Cheryl Cheng as a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley's Deal Camp.
Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.
Join Cheryl Cheng as a guest lecturer at VC Unlocked at Stanford University.
Venture Capital Unlocked is a two-week crash course on investing strategies, tools and tactics for investors who want to learn how Silicon Valley really works.
In this course, you’ll work closely with Stanford University faculty and 500 Startups leadership to hone your investment theses and invest like 500 Startups, one of the most active seed investors in the world.
Dan O'Connor is a corporate partner at Gunderson Dettmer. Dan practices corporate and securities law, with a focus on representing companies and investors in the technology and life science sectors. He represents startup and emerging growth companies, issuers and underwriters in public offerings, and companies involved in merger and acquisition transactions. Dan is also a co-author of Formation and Financing of Emerging Growth Companies.
Dan can help you with choice of entity matters, formation matters, start-up matters, seed and bridge financing matters, financing matters, acquisition matters and other general corporate matters.
Are you interested in entering Venture Capital? Join Cheryl Cheng, VC and General Partner at BlueRun Ventures, for an engaging discussion over dinner.
Cheryl's background includes mergers and acquisitions along with brand management and marketing.
Dinner will be provided by the host.
Stanford alumni & students
Cheryl Cheng, '99
Diana Liu is the co-founder of The-SIX.co. Diana focuses on educating Start-ups and Enterprises on how they can leverage design thinking as a methodology to amplify their end customer experience (B2B and B2C). Diana joins us for Office Hours and can assist early stage companies in defining product roadmaps and go to market strategies.
Join BRV's Cheryl Cheng at HardwareCon 2018. HardwareCon is your opportunity to learn about the latest technology and business trends in AI, Machine Learning, Robotics, IoT, Blockchain, Product Design and more.
Cheryl will be speaking on the Health and Wellness Tech Panel being held on the main stage on Friday, April 20th from 11: 00 am - 11:45 am.
Hosted by friends of BRV, Fossa, Open Source Happy Hour is a fun, casual evening where we invite interesting Open-Sourcerers to meet, drink and talk about Open Source. This event is hosted at FOSSA's 4000 sqft warehouse-style office in downtown SoMa with plenty of space to eat, drink and be merry.
Join BRV's Cheryl Cheng at the Israeli Dealmakers Summit, the largest and most prestigious Israel-focused business event of the year. The event balances a roster of world-class speakers with significant networking time, providing unrivaled dealmaking opportunities across key industries including: IoT & Connected Devices; Cyber Security; Digital, Marketing & eCommerce; Industrial Technology; Autonomous Vehicles; Data Science & Analytics; Artificial Intelligence; and Virtual & Augmented Reality.
Cheryl will be speaking at the “Dealmakers Panel: Digital Media & Data Science”, taking place on March 21st from 10:30 am to 11:20 am.
Join the Irish Technology Leadership Group on March 15th as they honor BRV's John Malloy as one of the 50 2018 SV50 Honorees. The Honorees are recognized as being the top Irish and Irish-American executives making a significant impact in their field.
Join Cheryl at Berkeley's Deal Camp as she discusses BRV's investment thesis and how it is applied to evaluate venture deals.
500 Startups runs Deal Camp in partnership w/ Berkeley Law. It's a 4-day investor education program for aspiring fund managers, angel investors and tech lawyers on the legal aspect of doing early stage VC deals.
Parking is available at Maxwell Garage, located at 2175 Gayley Road - Adjacent to Memorial Stadium and a short walk from Boalt Hall.
Beers with BRV is an opportunity for founders, product developers, and investors to connect, socialize and explore new opportunities. If you'd like to join us–please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invite.
Hope you can join the BRV team for an evening of drinks and great conversation!
BRV and Epic are excited to host our CEO/founder Summit in Salt Lake City! We believe it takes a village to create industry changing business and it doesn't happen overnight. Join our teams, founders, and advisors in a discussion around bringing startups from seed stage to scaled businesses.
Bluerun Ventures hosts monthly dinners to bring together founders building in the same space. We keep the dinners small (under 14 people) and theme the dinner discussions around specific topics to be as valuable as possible to all attendees. The dinners are a great way to get to know your colleagues, our team, and our portfolio even better.
To request an invite for our Founder Dinner Series please email email@example.com.