fnMentoring functions accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through mentoring sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions are free to members but require your RSVP. If you are not a member you can apply here. Next week’s featured guest will be:
Name: Nnamdi Okike
Background: Nnamdi Okike joined Insight in 2002. He has extensive experience in the Internet and software industries as a principal investor, operator and consultant. He has worked closely with several current and former Insight portfolio companies, including Astaro (acquired by Sophos), Hitwise (acquired by Experian), DivX Networks, Privalia and Groupalia.
Nnamdi previously worked in Business Development at Verne Global, an Internet data center company, and at Kayne Anderson Private Equity, a middle-market private equity fund. He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group as a management consultant.
Nnamdi graduated with a dual JD/MBA from Harvard University, receiving his J.D. with cum laude Honors and his MBA with Second-Year Honors. Nnamdi received his BA degree, with Honors, also from Harvard University. He was a recipient of the John Harvard Scholarship. Nnamdi was a track and field athlete at Harvard University, competing in the 400 and 800 meters. He is an avid Boston sports fan.
Company: Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. We have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies.
Their Investment Team meets with thousands of companies each year, selecting a handful to invest in, supporting them with market insights and exposure to potential acquisitions and acquirers.
Their Insight Onsite team provides hands-on resources to help companies scale.
fnMentoring is on Thursday October 17th beginning at 7:00 pm EST. RSVP here to participate in this event.
Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $1M in startup discounts and mentorship from 50+ Institutional Investors. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.