Reverse Engineering Silicon Valley: The Venture Capital Circle of Life
Many have tried but none have succeeded. What makes Silicon Valley tic has long baffled innovators the world over. On this guided tour, we'll peek behind the curtain and try to suss out the recipe of the secret sauce of Silicon Valley's unfair advantage.
During this session, we'll discuss the differences in raising funds in Silicon Valley vs. everywhere else. We'll also dissect the synergies of the key players of the startup ecosystem in the current iteration of the innovation cycle. Finally, we'll look at some boots-on-the-ground crystal ball predictions for the new business models of our AI-powered digital future.
Nikolai Oreshkin
Managing Partner @ Elysium Venture Capital, San Francisco
Nikolai is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Elysium Venture Capital, an investment management fund focused on helping high-growth technology companies access global markets. Based in Silicon Valley and with strong ties in Europe and China, Nikolai leverages his domain expertise in AI, blockchain and consumer tech to invest in companies led by visionary technologists from across the world. During his tenure at Elysium, Nikolai has participated in over 50 VC transactions, including cross-border and M&A, valued at more than $1.5 billion. Nikolai is passionate about bridging international startup ecosystems, innovation hubs, and Silicon Valley venture.