The Venture Mindset — Webinar​ with Ilya Strebulaev

Louis Lehot
2 min readApr 25, 2024


Date and Time: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | 1:30–2:30 p.m. PT (Online)

Hi Friends,

Join the NACD Northern California Chapter for an exclusive virtual event as we delve into the captivating world of venture capital and corporate innovation with renowned expert Ilya Strebulaev, professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) and founder and faculty director of the Stanford GSB Venture Capital Initiative.

In this continuation of our Private Company Series, we’ll explore the counterintuitive strategies of venture capitalists and uncover the secrets behind their extraordinary successes and occasional setbacks.

Companies like Amazon, Google, Moderna, SpaceX, and Zoom owe much of their success to the keen insights and bold actions of venture capitalists and their unique ability to identify trends and nurture groundbreaking technologies to shape the future.

Claudia Fan Munce — venture advisor at NEA; former corporate venture leader at IBM; faculty member at Stanford GSB; board director at BMO Financial Corp., Best Buy Corp., and Arteris Semiconductor Co.; and board chair of NACD Northern California — will have a fireside chat with Strebulaev and address some thought-provoking topics that resonate with board directors and corporate leaders:

  • The value of dissent and danger of consensus
  • How to foster innovation
  • How to identify initiatives that aren’t working
  • The importance of failure

Save your spot for an engaging conversation, with time for Q&A, that will challenge conventional thinking and inspire new perspectives on navigating the ever-evolving landscape of business and technology.

Strebulaev’s anticipated book, The Venture Mindset: How to Make Smarter Bets and Achieve Extraordinary Growth, co-written with Alex Dang, will be released on May 21. The book draws from over 20 years of research, teaching, and firsthand experience as an independent director to provide great stories, insights, and practical tools to enhance decision-making and innovation.

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Louis Lehot

Louis Lehot is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Follow on Twitter @lehotlouis