116 Street Ventures Presents: Venture Capital 101

Wednesday, July 21st, 2:00 PM EST

Watch our 45-minute Venture Capital 101 presentation covering key documents, stages, and the basic principles of venture capital investing. The presentation will be led by 116 Street Ventures’ Managing Partner Ludwig Schulze, and is open to all alumni and friends of Columbia University. 116 Street Ventures is Alumni Ventures’ Columbia-focused venture capital fund. 

There will be time for open questions during the call. During the session, we will discuss:

  • The stages of venture capital
  • Key aspects of investing (theme-building, sourcing, and winning deals, etc.)
  • Important documents involved in investing
  • Examples of what to look for when evaluating deals

* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital



About Your Presenter

Ludwig Schulze | Managing Partner | 116 Street Ventures

Ludwig Schulze | Managing Partner | 116 Street Ventures

Ludwig is Managing Partner of Waterman Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on the Brown University community, and 116 Street Ventures focused on the Columbia University community. He has been on all sides of venture — as an entrepreneur, corporate buyer of ventures, and venture capitalist. Before Waterman, he experienced the daily realities of entrepreneurship as Founder and CEO of a mobile payments venture that served over 12 million people. Earlier, at a Fortune 100 telecommunications manufacturer (Nokia), he held general manager and business development roles that included investing in and acquiring venture-backed businesses. His first experience in venture capital was with an $800 million global fund that focused on enterprise and mobile software both before and after the dot.com crash. Ludwig began his career as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He has a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia.

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