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V. Pokladníková: Role of venture capital in growing successful startups - Silicon Valley perspective (40 min.)

  • Business Hall
  • cs › en

venture capital, startups, investment,

Is there a role for Venture Capital in early stage company development? In this presentation we will examine several Silicon Valley investor backed companies, the effects early stage investors have had on their growth, and the role played by the Silicon Valley ecosystem.

We will also discuss strategies for ventures that started abroad and want to expand their business to the US market.

To get feedback on the potential of your company or product idea to succeed in Silicon Valley you can send your pitch to

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Vlasta Pokladníková (US)

Venture Consultant

Vlasta Pokladnikova is a Silicon Valley based venture consultant and a business develoment professional. She started her work in the technology business after receiving her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University where she focused on technology commercialization and venture capital research at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Vlasta has a hands-on experience in growing early-stage venture-backed Silicon Valley companies. She served as an in-house business and product development executive and venture advisor at a number of startup companies in storage resource management, enterprise search, and new media markets. Recently, she has been advising top tier venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital and Draper Fisher Jurvetson on investment opportunities in the European emerging markets. Her areas of interest are early stage companies with disruptive products addressing large markets in software/web, new media and ehealth.

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