In Person

VC-Backed Board Academy

March 8, 2024
Event details
March 8, 2024
8:00 am Pacific Standard Time
3 Embarcadero Center
20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Event summary

The VC-Backed Board Academy (VCBA) is an inaugural program for both new and seasoned directors of venture capital-backed companies, crafted to elevate your leadership in the boardroom.

Presented by Cooley, the UC Center for Business Law, San Francisco, and Nasdaq, the VCBA is a first-of-its-kind executive education seminar tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities faced by board members of venture-backed companies.

Led by a diverse roster of speakers, the curated agenda will address the critical business and legal developments impacting the VC ecosystem. Attendees came away from the event with actionable insights, equipped with the tools necessary to effectively govern a venture-backed company in 2024 and beyond. 


  • Fiduciary Duties and Conflict of Interests in VC-Backed Companies
  • Financing Dynamics: The Evolving VC Funding Landscape
  • Exits and Liquidity Trends in VC-Backed Companies
  • Startup Compensation Matters
  • Corporate Venture Capital and Cross-Over Investors in the Boardroom
  • Difficult Conversations and Going Out of Business
  • Board Composition and Structure

For more information, please email Anya Kielbik.

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