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June 21, 2019 8:15AM - 9:30AM — Friday Morning Coffee Meetup

Behind the Scenes of Becoming a VC

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An informal look at my experience raising $200M from Sand Hill Road, transitioning to a new role as a partner at a local LA venture fund, lessons learned, lessons learning, and what has surprised me now that I’m sitting on the other side of the table.

At Shift, we raised ~$100M from DFJ, Highland Capital, Goldman Sachs, BMW and DCM before just recently raising another $140M series D. Shift started with me showing up at my co-founders apartment every morning at 10am, parking cars outside his house and taking pics with my iPhone. It’s been up and to the right like a deeply soul-searching rollercoaster.

I moved back to Pasadena to be close to family and did some speed dating with the LA venture funds before landing at TenOneTen. We fund early stage entrepreneurs (usually $500k - $1M check size) and I am just learning the ropes. In this talk, I’ll reflect on what I’ve learned and what I’m still learning.


Speaker — Minnie Ingersoll

Long-time Silicon Valley product leader and operations executive with a particular interest in building and scaling impact through elegant technical solutions and great teams.

  • Friday — June 21, 2019
    8:15AM - 9:30AM
  • Cross Campus
    85 N Raymond Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91103
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Friday Morning Coffee Meetup

Friday Morning Coffee Meetup is a weekly speaker series that highlights local innovators and provides the local community an inside look on the innovation happening in our city.

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Parking is not provided unless otherwise noted in the event description. Near the venue, there should be convenient public parking lots, street parking, or metered spaces nearby.

Cross Campus
85 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

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June 21, 2019 8:15AM - 9:30AM — Friday Morning Coffee Meetup

Behind the Scenes of Becoming a VC

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