Executive Sessions and Workshops
I actively work with business leaders at Stanford and around the world to help them and their organizations succeed. I present executive sessions and workshops, deliver keynote speeches, and advise companies and investors on a wide range of issues. The topics that I cover with executives at large corporations are those that are critical for today's business leaders to internalize and act upon: fostering and investing in corporate innovation, making better strategic financial decisions, realizing the potential of corporate venture capital, and learning from Silicon Valley. I also work with large investors on issues ranging from the valuation of VC-backed companies to selecting managers and optimizing their investment portfolio. At Stanford, I am the faculty director of the Emerging CFO Executive Education Program.
I developed an intensive course on innovation and venture capital for several executive clients (see a Sample Syllabus) that covers all aspects of the innovation funding ecosystem, including the decision-making process of angel and venture capital (VC) investors, the ins and outs of contracting between VCs and start-ups, the return patterns and economics of VC funds and the details of contractual process between limited partners and VCs, the valuation of early-stage companies, the corporate venture capital process, and the structure of the Silicon Valley ecosystem. The course, which utilizes the most recent developments, empirical evidence and research, is based on my Stanford Venture Capital course, but covers many topics in greater detail.
Here is the description of several executive sessions/workshops/keynote speeches I gave recently to various groups of participants at Stanford and elsewhere:
Corporate innovation for company C-suite
Innovation goes global: How worried should we be and what to do
The innovation ecosystem of Silicon Valley