Some might say this is the worst time to be a startup founder. We are jumping from one crisis to another and VC investments have not only slowed down but have seen a drastic decline in the last 12 months. How do founders deal with this situation? This session will be all about how to build relations as a founder and still access capital as well as how you can survive this winter, from extending your runway to key partnerships you have to build.
As an Operator Glenn has over 25 years as an entrepreneur, founder, and senior executive with experience running a wide variety of public and private companies, with nine exits, 3 public offerings, and over $5B in value created.
In addition, he has been an active investor and venture capitalist for over 15 years, specializing in pre-seed and seed-stage companies in AdTech, AgTech, AI/ML, AR/VR, Big Data, Cyber Security (logical and physical access control), Digital Storage and Compression, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Robotics, and Social Media. Over 200 investments, with numerous exits to brands such as Amazon, Google, GE, Intel, and Microsoft.
To interview these amazing investors, we have DueDash founder, serial entrepreneur, and investor Parul Madan. A global entrepreneur turned investor turned entrepreneur again. She combines knowledge, experiences, and successes from the corporate, entrepreneurial, and investor world all into one.
She is a successful entrepreneur who has founded and led many companies to successful exits. As an active early-stage investor, she has invested in 40 start-ups worldwide and is also Managing Director of Quake Europe, where she led the 5G Accelerator Program in partnership with Deutsche Telekom and RTL. Parul established the Founder Institute, a pre-seed accelerator program from Silicon Valley here in the Cologne region in 2017, and in 2020 founded DueDash with a mission to leave no investable start-ups behind.