Oct 19, 2021 • 45M

#29 Skyler Fernandes, Venture University & VU Venture Partners Pt. 1

 
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J Skyler is the founder and general partner of Venture University & VU Venture Partners, a multi-stage venture capital fund focused on Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, Frontier, Healthcare, and PropTech. VU Venture Partners has offices in San Francisco, New York City, and Hong Kong.

Skyler is also the Founder & CEO of Venture University, the world's leading investor accelerator for individuals breaking into venture capital, private equity, and angel investing.

The team have invested over $1.8 Billion in more than 250 companies, including Beyond Meat, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Venmo, FabFitFun, Oculus, Oscar, Wish, and other great tech success stories.

In this episode, you’ll learn:
– How J Skyler has built one of the world's leading investor accelerator programs as well as a top performing fund yielding 4x net cash returns to LPs.
- Why VC must be learnt on the job and university education is a lame duck to entrepreneurial innovators
- How VU thinks about the European opportunity & how they're approaching their expansion to our continent
- Why J Skyler is 100% satisfied with the current female & minority representation in their cohorts