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Investing Essentials: Intro to Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)

Join Polsky Investor in-Residence Dipa Mehta for an introduction to Corporate Venture Capital. This workshop explores the goals of CVC organizations, how to structure CVC organizations, how to measure success in CVC, and comparing CVC to traditional VC. This is also a great opportunity to get your questions about CVC answered, so feel free to bring your questions.

Dipa is the head of Corporate Ventures at Advocate Aurora Health, the 9th largest health system in the United States. She focuses her time on fund and direct investments into healthcare companies that are strategically relevant to the provider system. Dipa was formerly a Managing Director at Sandbox Industries, a Chicago-based venture capital firm which is the investment manager to the BlueCross BlueShield Venture Funds, a collaborative investment platform with over $575 million in capital and 30 Blue Plans participating. Prior to Sandbox, Dipa was at Amgen Ventures, the corporate venture fund of Amgen. At Amgen, Dipa worked closely with the global commercial and marketing organizations to identify companies in the digital health space for their products. Dipa started her career in the Global Healthcare Group at UBS and the Healthcare Fund at Paul Capital Partners, which invested in late-stage pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Dipa holds a BS from the New York University Stern School of Business and an MBA from Chicago Booth where she received the Chicago Booth Leadership Award of Distinction. Dipa is also a Kauffman Fellow.

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