Venture Capital: Due Diligence (Online)
- Percentage of executives who predict an increase in M&A activity in their industry in the next 12 months. Source: KPMG
- PE & VC professionals who spend more than three-fourths of their time on due diligence, portfolio monitoring, deal sourcing, and valuation Source: ACUITY’S 2022 PE&VC SURVEY
- There is a 2% YoY growth of professionals with “Due Diligence” listed as a skill. Source: LinkedIn Insights
People — How to Assess
Understand the makeup of a due diligence team, the people, their roles, how they work together, and if they possess that “it factor” you are seeking.
Professor of Professional Practice, Finance
Faculty Director of the Lang Center for Entrepreneurship
Angela Lee is an award-winning professor and former Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School where she teaches venture capital and leadership programs. She started her career in product management and then moved to consulting at McKinsey & Company. She founded four startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has evaluated over 20,000 companies and invested in over 90 companies. She also serves as a impact partner at Fresco Capital, an early-stage venture fund that focuses on the future of work, digital health, and sustainability.
She was awarded the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School in 2020 and won the Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom in 2022.
Angela has spoken at the White House and NASA and is an expert in teaching online and making learning scalable. She is a sought-after expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, and Fox Business. She was recognized by Inc. as one of 17 Inspiring Women to Watch, by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 6 Innovative Women to Watch, and by Crain’s as a Notable Women in Tech.
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