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Ilya Strebulaev

Ilya Strebulaev is the foremost academic expert on venture capital. 

As the founder of the Venture Capital Initiative and a Professor of Private Equity and Finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he teaches a popular class on venture capital, his research has been widely published in leading academic journals and featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Bloomberg and the Harvard Business Review. 

He frequently leads workshops and executive sessions for senior business and government leaders around the world and has consulted for companies and investors on the venture industry trends and corporate innovation. In 2023 he was named a Top Voice on LinkedIn.

Alex Dang

Alex Dang is a CEO, a senior technology executive, and an advisor on technology and innovation with almost two decades of professional experience.

Alex experienced the venture mindset firsthand at Amazon and AWS where as a product leader he designed and launched numerous new businesses and solutions for millions of customers across ecommerce, supply chain, and AI.

Most recently, Alex brought this perspective to global executives as a Partner at McKinsey & Company in its Silicon Valley office. He worked with established organizations to imagine, build, and scale new businesses, from launching online sales channels and data-as-a-service solutions to reimagining healthcare services and driving large-scale digital transformation programs.

Alex graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

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