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The latest from Wildcat, our portfolio companies, and upcoming events.

January 30, 2020

Bruce Cleveland to Speak at Columbia Venture Community Event

Join us on Thursday, January 30th at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab in San Francisco, as we hold the final event in our 4-part series…

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January 28, 2020

Phyllis Whiteley to Speak at SLAS 2020

How Diversity Drives Entrepreneurial Success Tuesday, January 28 | 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Location: Ignite Theater Are organizations missing out on great ideas from within…

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February 10, 2020

JT to speak at SuperReturn US West

Unicorns or Lemmings: How to Know which Investments Will Take Off How does a VC spot a winner out of a wide range of options?…

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October 4, 2019

Market Engineering Workshop

Lack of Market Engineering is why 80% of Startups Fail We're here to show you how to nail it! Join Wildcat Venture Partners and ColdPressed…

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September 26, 2019

Grahme Taylor to judge 5th Annual Columbia University Startup Demo Night

The San Francisco Chapter of the Columbia Venture Community cordially invites you to attend our 5th Annual Columbia Alumni Startup Demo Night. If you're interested in seeing first-hand…

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September 25, 2019

Bruce Cleveland to speak at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab

Join us on Wednesday, September 25th at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab in San Francisco, as we hold our third event in a 4-part series…

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October 8, 2019

Bruce Cleveland to speak at Capital Factory in Austin

Join Capital Factory in welcoming Wildcat Venture Partners on October 8, 2019 for a Lunch & Learn infosession. Industry statistics show that more than 80% of…

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June 20, 2019

Bruce Cleveland to speak at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab

Join us on Thursday, June 20th at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab in San Francisco as we hold our second event in a 4-part series…

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April 23, 2019

Bruce Cleveland to speak at Lean Culture

From Ideation to Scale: Achieving Startup Traction Join Bruce Cleveland, Founding Partner of Wildcat Venture Partners, and author of the book Traversing the Traction Gap…

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March 21, 2019

Bruce Cleveland to speak at Columbia University’s Career Design Lab

Join us on Thursday, March 21 at Columbia University’s new Career Design Lab in San Francisco as we kick off a quarterly event series showcasing…

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March 11, 2019

2019 SXSW A Tech Star Is Born

Did you miss it? Wildcat Venture Partners held our 4th Annual Startup Mixer on Monday, March 11th, during the SXSW Interactive Festival. This year, we…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Bill Ericson together with Geoffrey Moore at World of Connections 2018

World of Connections 2018 - Digital Transformation World of Connections is an invitation-only event gathering together 300 entrepreneurs, innovators, VCs, and technology leaders. This year…

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October 23, 2018

Jennifer Trzepacz to speak at Peer 150 Berkeley CHRO Institute

The CHRO Institute is an executive level program designed for high potential human resources executives looking to develop and enhance their leadership skills. They focus…

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November 14, 2018

Leading Teams & Products That Count with Bruce Cleveland

Products That Count is one of the largest networks of product managers in the world. Over 200,000 product managers committed to building great products join…

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July 29, 2018

Bruce Cleveland Speaks at Samsung Forum

According to data collected from product failure rate surveys sponsored by MIT Sloan, University of Michigan, Harvard and many others, the sad truth is that…

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June 12, 2018

TGI presents the Revenue Architecture Series

Did you miss it? Revenue: Accelerating, Scaling & Driving Growth On June 12th, Wildcat Venture Partners and the Traction Gap Institute hosted the latest event…

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Nathaniel Krasnoff to participate on Investors’ Jury at Silicon Valley Open Doors

SVOD or Silicon Valley Open Doors is a leading technology investment conference that brings in an eclectic mix of 2000 most creative, forward-thinking, and insightful people…

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May 5, 2018

Nathaniel Krasnoff speaks at Horasis Global Meeting

The annual Horasis Global Meeting is one of the world’s foremost gatherings of business leaders who interact with key government officials and eminent thought leaders.…

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June 1, 2018

Nathaniel Krasnoff to speak at AWE

AWE (Augmented World Expo) is the world’s #1 AR+VR conference and expo with annual dates in the USA, Asia and Europe. These events bring together…

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March 12, 2018

2018 SXSW Rooftop Escape

Did you miss it? Wildcat Venture Partners held our 3rd Annual Startup Mixer on Monday, March 12th, during the SXSW Interactive Festival. This year, we…

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March 1, 2018

Product Architecture Event

Did you miss it? Wildcat hosted the Product Architecture Series - Designing Pillars for Success On March 1st, international design and consulting firm, IDEO, joined…

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March 12, 2018

Bryan Stolle to lead Panel at SXSW 2018

Startup Culture: Where do we go from here? There’s been a well-documented breakdown in the culture and values of Silicon Valley. From Uber’s founder’s threats,…

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January 25, 2018

Nathaniel Krasnoff to speak at Shape The World Solver Series

Kicking off in the Davos during World Economic Forum week, the SOLVER Series brings together thinkers, innovators and cross-sector leaders to share and spark new…

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January 18, 2018

Bruce Cleveland to appear on 1Mby1M’s Entrepreneur Roundtable

As part of the 1Mby1M initiative, Sramana Mitra is offering this FREE online 1M/1M strategy roundtable to entrepreneurs interested in discussing positioning, financing, and other aspects of…

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Nathaniel Krasnoff to Chair and speak at Einstein AI, Deep Learning & SuperIntelligence Summit

Clariden’s Einstein AI, Deep Learning & SuperIntelligence Summit 2017 is leading-edge summit on artificial intelligence, Artificial General Intelligence and moonshots. The summit brings together senior industry leaders, investors,…

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Bruce Cleveland to Keynote at SeedCon 2017

SeedCon: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Conference Cohosted by the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital (EVC) student group at Chicago Booth and the Polsky Center, SeedCon is a conference designed to bring…

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October 25, 2017

Bruce Cleveland to Speak at Bunker Labs Inaugural Muster

The 1st annual Bay Area Muster invites veterans, corporate partners and innovators to come, bring their best ideas and develop new connections and insights. Bunker…

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October 19, 2017

Laura Evans to Judge at Women Founders Network Fast Pitch

Women Founders Network: Building the Female Entrepreneur Ecosystem The focus and goal of WFN is to connect women founders building high-growth businesses not only with…

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October 3, 2017

Bill Ericson to Speak at Health2.0

This October 2,000 of the best and brightest will gather to discuss, witness, and share the leading cutting-edge innovations transforming today’s global health care system.…

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September 6, 2017

How Legends Design & Dominate Categories

Did you miss it? Wildcat co-hosted How Legends Design & Dominate Categories On September 6, Traction Gap Institute (TGI) joined Wildcat Venture Partners to host How Legends…

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August 21, 2017


On August 21, 2017, Wildcat Venture Partners hosted an intimate evening for our portfolio and industry friends on How to Differentiate with Data Science. We welcomed…

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August 4, 2017

Katherine Barr to Mentor at Techstars LA

Date: August 4, 2017 Techstars LA accelerator takes a horizontal focus and will accept tech startups from around the world that are innovating across a…

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June 15, 2017

Bruce Cleveland Speaks at BunkerLab’s Bunker Brews

Bunker Brews are a great place to expand your veteran network, learn from experts, and be inspired to act on your own venture ideas. This…

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May 12, 2017

Wildcat Open House

On May 12, 2017, we opened our doors and welcomed 150 of our closest friends and partners to the new Wildcat office in San Mateo.…

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May 4, 2017

Katherine Barr to participate in Caltech Workshop

Date: May 4, 2017 Katherine Barr will be participating in a workshop at Caltech on Negotiations. The workshop is being held for undergrad and graduate…

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April 20, 2017

Katherine Barr guest speaker at Stanford Entrepreneurial Class

Katherine Barr to speak at Stanford Entrepreneurial Finance & Management Class on April 20, 2017.

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March 24, 2017

Bruce Cleveland speaks at VetCon 2017

Bruce Cleveland discusses Navigating the Traction Gap EVENT LINK: VetCon WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:00-4:45pm (PT) WHERE: GSV Labs - 585 Broadway, Redwood City, CA

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March 13, 2017

SXSW 2017 | A Carnival of Cocktails & Conversations

Every March, thousands of people flood the city of Austin for SXSW Interactive. The city is transformed into a funhouse of networking opportunities for up…

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March 14, 2017

Bryan Stolle to speak at SXSW 2017

Bryan Stolle will be speaking on the following panel at SXSW 2017. Psychopaths in Silicon Valley: A Guide Whether you’re living the startup life or…

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March 2, 2017

TGI: Building the Perfect Team

Did you miss it? Wildcat co-hosted Building the Perfect Team On March 2, Traction Gap Institute (TGI) joined Wildcat Venture Partners, Velocity Coaching and Shasta Ventures…

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January 25, 2017

Bruce Cleveland speaks at Products That Count

Watch the video from the event here. DATE AND TIME Wed, January 25, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST LOCATION Yelp Headquarters 140 New…

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February 15, 2017

Bill Ericson Judges Gigaom 2017 AI start-up competition

Bill Ericson to judge Gigaom's 2017 AI Start-up competition at Gigaom AI 2/15-2/16 in San Francisco. Gigaom will be holding our first annual competition for…

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January 13, 2017

Phyllis Whiteley to Judge UC Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Boot-camp

  Phyllis Whiteley joins the judging panel to choose the winner out of the 3 finalist teams of the UC Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Boot-camp…

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October 6, 2016

InsureTech Guest Speaker Bryan Stolle

Rapid technological innovation along with an in escapable shift in consumer behavior is creating nothing short of a revolution. Those who don’t change won’t just lose business;…

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October 3, 2016

Generation Startup Movie Screening

On Monday, October 3rd Wildcat had the honor of hosting one of the only screenings in the bay area for the film Generation Startup. The…

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September 27, 2016

Traction Gap Institute Intro Event

Last week, Wildcat hosted the first in a series of Traction Gap events. Following up on our June launch event where we introduced the Traction Gap, we…

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September 8, 2016

SVIA Insurance Disrupted with Guest Speaker Abhas Gupta

Join us as we explore the next wave of disruptive big data, advanced analytics and AI as it meets new business and engagement models, interconnected digital ecosystems,…

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September 15, 2016

Abhas Gupta speaks at MATTER Insights

Abhas brings his deep and broad experience to MATTER, where he will discuss his digital health investment thesis: where he thinks the biggest opportunities are,…

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September 7, 2016

Retail Ascendant Guest Speaker Katherine Barr

The Ascendant is an exclusive, nomination-based professional network for the most prominent and progressive senior executives at the forefront of marketing transformation. Along with hard-hitting…

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July 7, 2016

Product Sync Event Recap

Last week Wildcat Venture Partners co-hosted Product Sync, a meet-up for Silicon Valley’s top product managers, entrepreneurs, and VC’s. Following up on our recent launch…

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June 23, 2016

48 Hours in the Valley with Guest Speaker Katherine Barr

Twice a year, C100 brings up to 20 promising Canadian companies to Silicon Valley for 48Hrs of mentorship, networking opportunities, investor meetings, and unparalleled access…

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June 2, 2016

Traversing The Traction Gap Event Recap

Last week, Wildcat hosted “Traversing the Traction Gap,” where we debuted the Traction Gap – a framework that describes progressive stages of startup maturity, not…

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April 19, 2016

Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference with with Speaker: Katherine Barr

The Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference is a three-day event showcasing women at the forefront of the technology and start-up spaces, with inspiring keynotes from…

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April 12, 2016

Spring 2016 Viseo Talent Summit with Panelist: Elizabeth Patterson

The Viseo Talent Summit will bring together the tech industry’s best and brightest head of talent, recruitment, PE and VC investors and CxOs at the…

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Monday March 14, 2016

SXSW | 6th Annual Start-up Mixer

Every year, SXSW Interactive takes over Austin, transforming the city into a networking hub for professionals, budding business people and everyone in between. This year…

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CodeGirl Screening & Panel Discussion

Wildcat Venture Partners and Mohr Davidow Ventures announced that they will be hosting a private screening of CodeGirl, the latest documentary from Director Lesley Chilcott (executive producer…

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Friday July 17, 2015

TO THE BATCAVES | VP of Product Meetup

The rumors are real. Word on the street is that a certain Fortune 40 company has been preparing for a first-of-its-kind experimental retail space - their own Bat…

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Thursday May 21, 2015

25@25 | 25 Leaders at 25 Lusk

Katherine Barr of Wildcat Venture Partners would like to invite you to an intimate dinner for visionaries who have become leaders in their fields, changed the game,…

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SXSW 2015: Startup Mixer

SXSW is a crazy week of panels, parties, and networking. In the thick of it, Neon teamed up with Mohr Davidow Ventures and their other partners,…

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