Capital Fundraising – Opportunities and Trends

At the Bay Area Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference, Laura Melahn '07, Brett Paschke '90, Matthew Quilter '74, Marcus Stroud '16 and moderator Ilya Kirnos '99 discussed the changing nature of venture capital fundraising, the merging of public and private markets, and much more.  


One takeaway: Venture capital has evolved, so much so that a “Series A isn’t a Series A anymore.”

Ilya Kirnos, '99

  • Founding Partner, SignalFire

Laura Melahn, '07

  • Partner, GV

Brett Paschke, '90

  • Head of Equity Capital Markets, William Blair & Co.

Matthew Quilter, '74

  • Partner, Fenwick & West LLP

Marcus Stroud, '16

  • Co-Founder and General Partner, TXV