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A Fireside Chat w/ SAM ALTMAN

June 7th 2016 | 3-5 PM


Interested in founding a startup?

Mosaic Ventures is excited to announce an event on Tuesday June 7th, for anyone who is thinking about taking the leap with a big startup idea and wants to build a business. Join Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, and Simon Levene of Mosaic, for a talk and Q&A session on what it’s really like to start a startup. Hear stories and get advice on forming a winning team, developing a great idea, raising money from investors and more. Find out if the road to becoming a founder is really for you.

Y Combinator is the leading Silicon Valley accelerator program, which helps rapidly propel the ideas of founders into real businesses. YC has seeded and mentored over 2,000 companies over the last decade, with big tech successes including AirBnb, Docker, Stripe, Dropbox, Cruise and Reddit — all-­told, a combined market cap of $65B. YC also has started to back bio/medical technology teams, and has an NGO track too.

Please join us to learn more about YC and the increasingly interconnected worldwide tech ecosystem. We look forward to welcoming the best and brightest entrepreneurs-­in­-the-­making.

Y Combinator is a startup seed fund based in Mountain View, CA. In 2005, Y Combinator developed a new model of startup funding. Twice a year they invest a small amount of money in a large number of startups. The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, and the YC partners work closely with each company to get them into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each batch culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected audience of investors. Y Combinator has invested in over 1,250 companies including Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, Instacart and Weebly. The combined market capitalization of YC companies is over $65B.


Mosaic Ventures is a new Silicon Valley­-style venture capital firm based in London, focused on Series A.  We are investing a $140 million fund in founding teams that are fundamentally reshaping big markets.

Our partners have 30+ years of experience investing on both sides of the Atlantic. In that time, we have invested across 10 countries in over 70 companies that together have created about $200 billion of value. We also bring extensive operating experience at leading West Coast startups.

For more background, please read about what we invest in, our values, and the Mosaic story.


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