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55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States

July 2019

Faster Startup Fundraising: How To’s from 500 Companies **Founders Only!**

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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Jason Furtado, Founder and CEO of Shoobx, has spent the past several years building a platform that will help founders fundraise faster (and better!). Come hear Jason and Shoobx Head of Customer Success, Lynne Zagami, share stories about startup fundraising - things that work well, and some things that don’t work well. They’ll also share insights on how the 500 companies they’ve worked with are fundraising differently, to make preparing for and executing your next fundraise a more efficient and…

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August 2019

Venture Lane Ice Cream Social

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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Pop on over for a few scoops as well as delicious toppings at the August ice cream social - a great way to get to know others in the VL community.

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Do More, Faster, by Being Methodical with Clement Cazalot of Boston Techstars

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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Techstars and Founder Institute are joining forces to bring this workshop to our community and share practical tools and tips on managing your company -and your priorities as a founder- through KPIs and goal setting. This session will cover how to find your key metrics, how to use those metrics to set goals and drive growth, and how to create a data-driven culture. You will be given real examples of a KPI dashboard, the tools to set your own KPIs,…

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September 2019

CEO Circle

September 4 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 2, 2019 at 4:30pm

Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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A monthly exchange between member company CEOs.

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Your Next Massive Competitive Advantage Is Data Security

September 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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With the arrival of GDPR in Europe and comparable state legislation looming in California and New York, the security and privacy of personal information has never been more in the spotlight. This session will explore the strategies, tactics, and tools companies can use to turn what seems like a 'cost of doing business' into a game-changing competitive advantage. Jonathan Hughes, Senior Security Architect at BCG, will lead this session. Jonathan has a passion for demystifying cyber security by sharing the…

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FAM Meet-Up

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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FAM's September gathering will be back at Venture Lane. Ariel Elizarov is going to white board parts of Lazarus AI as well as chat about being in Techstars and getting Apple on his side. The talk starts promptly at 6:30 PM.

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Laney Lunch for CTOs

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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It's time we get all the Venture Lane CTOs together, whether you work here day-to-day or are part of the larger Venture Lane family. We will have the incomparable Will Koffel joining us to facilitate some group discussion, and lunch will be provided! In addition to being a multi-time founder & CTO, early stage investor & advisor, and current Head of Startup Ecosystems for Google Cloud, Will has a ton of experience facilitating CTO peer groups. Bring your greatest challenges,…

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Working Daughters Night Out for Caregivers

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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Join Care Academy's CEO Helen Adeosun and new author Liz O'Donnell  to hear about Liz's new book and her experience working full-time while caring for her aging parents. Talk will start promptly at 6pm. Light bites and drinks provided.

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Founders Diaries with Austin McChord of Datto

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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Join F-Prime for Founders Diaries, a forum for Boston entrepreneurs to hear the personal stories from founders of the most iconic companies in the region. For the Fall event, we are excited to feature Austin McChord who founded Datto in 2007 as a college student and served as the CEO of the company for more than ten years. Early on, Austin recognized that the exponential growth of data posed an opportunity to create the most effective business continuity and disaster recovery…

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October 2019

Zero to $100mm with CarGurus Head of Sales

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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Jason Abrahams, former Director of Strategic Revenue at CarGurus and current Founder & CEO of TireTutor, will share his story of bringing annual revenue at CarGurus from $15k to $100mm ARR in just under five years. Jason will focus primarily on the $2mm to $10mm chapter, as this is the next phase of growth for many Venture Lane members. Everything from scaling the sales team, to driving down CAC, and seeking out expansion revenue, etc. Jason will, of course, go…

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CEO Circle

October 2 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 2, 2019 at 4:30pm

Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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A monthly exchange between member company CEOs.

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Market & Munch

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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It's time for the marketing gurus at Venture Lane to get together for lunch again. The purpose of Market & Munch is to... Mix with other marketing leads in Boston's startup ecosystem. Pose a few critical asks to the group. Get connected to the people who can help.

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Tech Oktoberfest

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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We are bringing Munich to Boston. Join us for bier, bites, and more bier. A great excuse to mingle and connect with others in the Boston startup ecosystem. Lederhosen and Dirndl's encouraged.

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Strategies for a Successful Seed Round

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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Semyon Dukach, managing partner at One Way Ventures, will lead this session on the best practices for completing a successful seed round. Come ready to take notes and ask questions. Semyon is an absolute industry expert with previous experience as the managing director of Techstars Boston, a prolific angel investor with over 100 angel investments under his belt, as well as a multi-time founder with companies Vert and Fast Engines.    

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VC Brownbag: Gaurav Tuli of F-Prime Capital

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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Gaurav Tuli, Partner at F-Prime Capital, will join us for the October installment of our VC Brownbag series. Without the pressure of fundraising from outside investors, F-Prime focuses all of their energy on bringing a world of insight, domain expertise, and relationships to help their companies transform the world. In technology, they focus on enterprise software, fintech and frontier tech. In healthcare, they focus on therapeutics, medtech, and health IT & services.

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Why Outsourced Dev Teams Fail

October 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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We all have horror stories of working with outsourced dev shops that haven't quite yielded the results we expected. Two Venture Lane companies (Uptime Health and AceUp) use a firm they love and swear by, Newfire Partners. Stephen S. Hau, founder and CEO of Newfire, will lead this session on how to manage dev resources that are outsourced and offshore. Stephen is also a multi-time founder, angel investor, and board advisor for early stage tech in Boston.

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November 2019

Lock In Retention with Seamless Customer Onboarding

November 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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We have had a surge of Venture Lane companies signing BIG contracts with Fortune 500 level enterprises. Great news all around! We decided now is the time to have some serious thought leaders in customer onboarding & customer success over to Venture Lane. Laurie Long, VP of Customer Success at Allego, has spent the last 25 years scaling world-class customer service teams for fast growing tech companies. In this workshop, Laurie will focus primarily on... Transitioning customers from Sales to…

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Two to Ten: Cogito Sales Story

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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Douglas Kim, Chief Growth Revenue & Client Success Officer at Cogito, will share his story of growing revenue 150% YOY since commercialization of Cogito's contact center AI in 2015. Cogito’s contact center AI instantly analyzes hundreds of conversational behaviors to provide live in-call guidance combined with a real-time measure of customer experience. Douglas has 25 years experience in commercializing new solutions and helping businesses "Cross the Chasm" from early adopter to early majority phase for B2B software and Cloud based…

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VC Brown Bag: Bain Capital Ventures

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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Scott Friend, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures, will join us for the November installment of our VC Brownbag series. RSVP 'Yes' to attend! Bain Capital focuses on founders passionate about transforming major industries, ranging from SaaS, infrastructure software and security to fintech and healthcare to commerce and consumer tech. Their investments range from $1 million of seed capital (and smaller pre-seed investments) through $100 million of growth equity. Bain Capital's unique and differentiated platform empowers founders to grow their companies…

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Friendsgiving Potluck

November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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It's time to come together and enjoy a home-cooked meal (friendsgiving-style) as a community. Bring a dish that showcases your personal background & heritage.

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Market & Munch

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venture Lane, 55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF MARKET & MUNCH? The purpose of this monthly lunch is to meet other marketing leaders in high growth tech, bring your most urgent + important needs and initiatives to the group, and get immediate feedback on how to outperform those initiatives. WHAT IS THE FORMAT? Facilitated roundtable discussion. Each attendee adds their most urgent + important needs and initiatives to the board. We assign an urgency score to each item. We spend ~5 minutes discussing…

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