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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of the VC World w/ Nikhil Kalghatgi

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of the VC World w/ Nikhil Kalghatgi

Limited to only 50 people, 10 on Meetup, 40 Eventbrite!

Short Version:

Did an investor tell you that you just don't fit what they are looking for? Did they lose you with a whole bunch of political crap or did they keep it real with you?

Or are you simply looking to get real answers to real questions? We bring you Nikhil Kalghatgi of Vast Ventures to keep it all the way real!

No question will go unanswered, no dancing around topics, no bullshit, just the real deal. Limited to 30 people and discounted bar on deck. What more do you need? #bossup 

Full Details:

This time, we’re taking it old school. No sponsors. No social media. No cameras.

Only the raw, real answers you’re looking for. This event is going to be a game-changer and unlike anything we've done before. We want to invite YOU to be a part of this one-time event.

VCs are hesitant to share how they truly feel about the industry, their investment decisions and their opinions.


VC’s have a brand just like anybody else and they have to be protective of it. Due to this they tend to stay neutral or will hit you with politically correct answers, which we all know is bullshit.

How can you understand how to best prepare for, analyze and navigate funding opportunities with these types of responses? We cut out the BS and get down to the gritty, real answers from leaders in the field that have no fear in keeping it real.

We are HYPED to bring you Nikhil Kalghatgi, an engineer, UX designer, and entrepreneur-turned VC armed with years of experience leading early-stage investments at Softbank Capital.

Softbank’s half a BILLION dollar portfolio includes BuzzFeed, Buddy Media, Huffington Post, OMGPOP, Zynga, Gilt Groupe, FitBit, FlightCar, NatureBox, Keychain Logistics, NowThisNews, and Rebel Mouse.

Nikhil now manages Vast Ventures, an early-stage venture fund, where he invests across enterprise and consumer sectors, including marketplaces, healthcare, mobile, commerce, hardware and education.

Nikhil is going to break the status status quo. He’s going to be 100% honest and upfront about anything and everything YOU ask. Want to ask him why VC’s back websites full of cats or other “so-called” businesses? It’s all game.  

What You Get

- You get to ask the questions you want answered in conversational form

- Get connected to fellow elite, motivated entrepreneurs

- A smaller group size so you can really be immersed in the conversation

- Gain that crucial edge over your competition

- How to get the money you need for your business the real way

- Discounted Bar, and food available for purchase


6:00 pm- 7:00pm Introductions, networking, get your drink on

7:00 pm - 8:00pm No Holds-Barred conversation with Nikhil

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wrapup and more networking

Rules of Engagement

- No recording devices (phones ok, but please no social media during the event)

- No bullshit

This is a high-profile, exclusive event, that is exclusivly tailoered with you in mind, we are limiting the event to 30 people. We are doing this to ensure a high-quality, diverse audience, so come correct like the bosses you are.

Let’s get to the good, the bad, and the ugly.

This just got real. #BossUp

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About The Phat Startup

Join us to discuss Technology Entrepreneurship and how Hip Hop has inspired founders to start businesses. We bring together thought leaders from various industries so you can learn what it takes to be successful in business. By sharing the knowledge we have all obtained, we can create an ecosystem that could provide value for everyone. We do so via The Phat Startup website.

At these meetups you will be able to learn from successful entrepreneurs, network with fellow Hip Hop enthusiast, and discuss strategies that can assist others while building their businesses.


We get it, things happen. We will refund or reassign your ticket for you as long as you let us know early on (5 days before event). Day of cancellations will not be honored.

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  • Jesse P.

    I need to attend this, anyway I could sit on the floor, still happy to pay my $25

    Would appreciate it!


    July 9, 2014

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