Wed, Sep 27, 2023

4 PM – 4:45 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Floor 1 Activity Room B

11201 Cedar Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States

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Join us on Wednesday, September 27 as part the Case Western Reserve University Entrepreneurship Speaker Series for a Roundtable Discussion with Sunil Nagaraj, founding partner at Ubiquity Ventures, a seed-stage institutional venture capital firm with over $150 million under management and a focus on "software beyond the screen"® startups. Sunil will be sharing 5 key differences between entrepreneurship and venture capital, with time for audience questions and discussion.

Ubiquity Ventures's portfolio includes B2B technology companies that utilize smart hardware or machine learning to solve business problems outside the reach of computers and smartphones. By transforming real-world physical problems into the domain of software, Ubiquity-backed startups tap into large greenfield markets and offer more effective solutions.

Sunil currently serves on the boards of Esper, Halter, Kinetic, Koop, Loft Orbital, Parallel Domain, Resemble AI, ThruWave and other undisclosed investments.

Prior to founding Ubiquity Ventures, Sunil spent the better part of a decade with Bessemer Venture Partners where his work included leading the seed rounds of Auth0 (acquired by Okta for $6.5 billion) and Zapier as well as investments in Rocket Lab (NASDAQ: RKLB), Spire (NASDAQ: SPIR), Velo3D (NYSE: VLD), Tile (acquired by Life360), and Twitch (acquired by Amazon for $1 billion). Prior to being an investor, Sunil was founder/CEO of Triangulate, a VC-backed online dating startup using machine learning and behavioral data to improve matching accuracy. He has also worked at Bain & Company, Cisco, and Microsoft.

Sunil holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves as President of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (the largest general astronomy education society in the world with past Presidents including Edwin Hubble and Frank Drake). He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School California Research Center and as an Alumni Advisor to the Harvard MS/MBA program. He spends his free time playing piano, sailing, and nerding out on new technologies.

To register for this event, please indicate your in-person or virtual attendance. We will also be broadcasting this roundtable to LinkedIn Live on our LinkedIn page.

CWRU Entrepreneurship hosts discussions from highly-accomplished industry professionals to speak with current students and alumni who are interested in topics within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Participating guests are encouraged to arrive prepared with questions and topics for discussion.
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Floor 1 Activity Room B

11201 Cedar Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States

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