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  • Date: Jun 17, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
  • Timezone: America/New York


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Christine Herron

Advisor, Bullpen Capital

About the Event

About the Guest Speaker: Christine Herron
Christine Herron is an early-stage investor and diversity advocate. Most recently, Christine co-led the Intel Capital Diversity Fund while leading investments in early-stage companies. She was responsible for diversity investing across Intel Capital sectors, supporting technology companies founded or run by women, underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ, or veterans.

Previously, Christine was an investor with seed stage venture fund First Round Capital, working with Better Finance, Double Verify, Get Satisfaction (ACQ: Sprinklr), Mint (ACQ: INTU), and Xobni (ACQ: YHOO). At Omidyar Network, she developed the Media and Web 2.0 practice strategy and led deals such as Common Sense Media and Socialtext.

At Geocapital Partners, Christine focused on early Internet and network technology, leading Series A funding for AXON Networks (ACQ: 3COM), D-Vision (ACQ: ADSK), FocusVision (MBO), Netcom (IPO: NETC), and ViaGrafix (IPO: VIAX). Christine was also a founder or early employee at GiftWorks (ACQ: FrontStream), Mercury2, and NetObjects (IPO: NETC).

Christine earned an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Columbia University. She is a founding advisor or mentor to 500 Startups, Bullpen Capital, and StartX, and serves on Alonzo King's LINES Ballet Board of Directors. She is active on @christine and a frequent speaker.

About VC Lab
VC Lab (http://fi.co/vc) is a virtual program that helps new managers to launch accelerators, pre-seed, seed or Series A venture capital firms globally. The goal of the program is to help you complete your first closing in one year or less by providing a supportive community, tactical advice and resources through approximately 25 hours per week of structured work.

Participants work closely with the Silicon Valley team of the Founder Institute and leading experts in launching VC funds, including experienced general partners, limited partners, fund of funds and back office experts. Through the program, you will join private webinars, attend office hours and you will engage with your peers via our dedicated Slack channel. The program also provides managers with the opportunity to participate in Demo Day style events to help accelerate their fundraising efforts.

Learn more and apply to the program at FI.co/vc.

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