Tuesday, Session 1: 10:30–11:10am
Track 4: Entrepreneurship and Investment
Venture Capital Perspectives on Retail and Consumer Investing: Part 1
Venture capital funding is estimated to have surpassed $100 billion in 2015, with retail and other consumer-facing commerce startups being a key area of investment. Companies such as Jet.com, The Honest Company and Postmates have secured hundreds of millions of dollars— others like Flipkart count their funding in billions of dollars. In part one of this two-part series, hear perspectives from leading venture firms on which factors play the biggest role in investment decisions and what attracts sophisticated investors to certain entrepreneurs and business models over others.