Entrepreneurship and Investment

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, 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.


Scott Friend
Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
Kirsten Green
Founder & Managing Director, Forerunner Ventures
Jeremy Liew
Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Brian O'Malley
Partner, Accel


Peter J. Fusco
Partner, Lowenstein Sandler