Professor of the Practice Frank Van Gansbeke welcomes all students to hear guest lecturer Ernie Parizeau, who will speak in his Investment Management course. We will to explore the nuts and bolts of venture capital. The words “venture capital” get tossed around a lot these days, but what is it? Ernie will unravel the concept and explain the role VC plays in our economy. He will also explain how venture capitalists do their jobs, and share his thoughts on how the industry has changed over the last fifty years.
Date and Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 3.00 pm
Location: Axinn 219
Ernie is a retired partner at Norwest Venture Partners where he worked for 23 years. He invested in over 50 early-stage companies in the software, semiconductor, communications, healthcare, education, and retail industries. He retired from Norwest in 2007. Ernie is currently a DCI Fellow at Stanford University and an Adjunct Professor of the Practice in Entrepreneurship at Middlebury College. He previously taught entrepreneurship and investing courses at Babson College and Franklin Olin College of Engineering. He has also been a mentor in the Middlebury Middcore Program for the last nine years. Ernie is a member of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurship Network advisory board. Ernie graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB degree in Engineering Sciences (1979) and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School (1984).