Blue Ivy Ventures perspective on secular trends in 2021

Thursday, January 21st, 2:00 PM EST

Join us for a live, 45-minute presentation about Blue Ivy Venture’s perspective on secular trends in technology in 2021. Venture investing is an opaque asset class and having a framework to assess investment opportunities and identify long-term value creation is key. Our discussion will be led by Blue Ivy Ventures’ Managing Partner David Shapiro and is open to all Yale alumni and the Blue Ivy Ventures community.

During the session, we will discuss:

  • Emerging secular trends in 2021 and beyond across technology and healthcare
  • Blue Ivy Ventures’ framework for evaluating early stage companies
  • Some examples of current portfolio companies
  • There will be time for open questions during the call



About Your Presenter

David Shapiro, Managing Partner - Blue Ivy Ventures

David Shapiro, Managing Partner - Blue Ivy Ventures

David has over 25 years of experience as an investor, advisor, and board member, with expertise across early and late-stage venture capital, growth investing and secondary deals, as well as in technology operations and entrepreneurship. Before joining Blue Ivy, David was Senior VP Corporate Development and Business Development for DataXu, a marketer-aligned data, and analytics company. Prior to his time at DataXu, he was a Director with the global venture and private equity firm 3i, and Managing Partner at Great Point Capital (established to manage a venture portfolio spun off from 3i.) This includes Board Directorships with ten companies, as well as strategic advisory work at both the Board and operating levels. His pursuit and passion is helping disruptive technologies and ideas to scale commercially. Prior to his tenure with 3i, David was Co-Founder and COO of Exygy, focused on GPS and wireless technology. He also worked in the Private Equity group at GE Asset Management, where he specialized in late stage venture and growth capital opportunities. David received his BA in History from Yale in 1991, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2000.

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