Ubiquity University

Unlocking Growth for Early-Stage Startup Leaders

Let's amplify your impact and increase your success rate as an entrepreneur/startup leader!

We created Ubiquity University to share the latest knowledge and advice for pre-seed, seed, and Series A stage entrepreneurs and startup leaders. Our collection of videos can help you grow and develop. Dive right in with our Day One Series, our AI Crash Course, or browse the full collection below.

Ubiquity Ventures is a nerdy and early VC firm investing in entrepreneurs solving real-world physical problems by moving "software beyond the screen". We'd love to hear from you: setup a pitch or email any speaker below.

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πŸ“ˆ Board
Series: Day One

Sunil Nagaraj discusses the big mindset shift you need to make as you approach your first board meeting, as well as the role of a board, optimal frequency of meetings, and common mistakes and solutions.

Duration:
10 minutes
Upload Date:
9/6/2023
πŸ“ˆ Board
Series: Day One

Sunil Nagaraj walks through how to approach your first board meeting deck and what specific areas to cover.

Duration:
8 minutes
Upload Date:
9/6/2023
πŸ“ Legal
Series: Day One
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In this session, Ivan Gaviria of Gunderson Dettmer takes us through the 5 main legal documents behind a standard VC financing (SPA, Charter, IRA, Voting, and ROFR/Co-Sale) -- discussing the philosophy as well as watchouts.

Duration:
20 minutes
Upload Date:
11/9/2023
πŸ”¨ Product
Series: Day One
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Ubiquity Extended Team member Veronica Pinchin shares how startups can find and hone product market fit through employing several customer development/product management techniques she's learned over the last decade in product at Google, Mixpanel, Sidewalk

Duration:
18 minutes
Upload Date:
11/9/2023
πŸ’Έ Fundraising
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Zapier CEO/Co-founder and Ubiquity Extended Team member Wade Foster shares how he grew Zapier into a multi-billion dollar company having raised just $1.2 million of venture capital. He provides a simple framework for when to raise VC vs. bootstrap

Duration:
15 minutes
Upload Date:
11/9/2023
πŸ’° Finance
Series: Day One

In this session, Sunil Nagaraj explains how startup cap tables work. He starts with a blank Excel sheet and builds up a new startup's capitalization table ("cap table"). It begins with 2 co-founders with an initial option pool, then we model in a pre-seed

Duration:
9 minutes
Upload Date:
11/9/2023
πŸ’» Technical
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Ubiquity Ventures Founder & Managing Partner Sunil Nagaraj explains exactly what "Software Beyond the Screen" means and why it is Ubiquity's sole investment focus.

Duration:
5 minutes
Upload Date:
6/12/2024
πŸ”¨ Product
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Ubiquity Extended Team member and Tonal's former SVP of Product & Design Sumner Paine explores how founders and product managers can establish a continuous user feedback loop to make smarter product decisions.

Duration:
13 minutes
Upload Date:
11/9/2023
πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘ Team
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Curated COO and Co-founder Peter Ombres shares what the role of a COO is, how a COO interfaces with a CEO, the right timing to bring on a COO, and where a Chief of Staff and CFO fit in.

Duration:
14 minutes
Upload Date:
12/21/2023
πŸ’ͺ CEO Growth

Harvard Business School Professor Tom Eisenmann shares several distinct patterns of why startups fail. Come away from this event with frameworks for detecting when a venture is vulnerable to these patterns, along with a wealth of strategies and tactics for

Duration:
52 minutes
Upload Date:
11/9/2023
πŸ’» Technical
Series: AI Crash Course

Ubiquity Extended Team member Amol Kapoor begins this Intro to AI Series with an explanation of 3 foundational concepts of machine learning: features, embeddings, and losses.

Duration:
9 minutes
Upload Date:
9/18/2023
πŸ’ͺ CEO Growth
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In this session, Ubiquity Extended Team member Natalya Bailey shares her lessons from life as a founder/CEO of a deeptech startup (Accion Systems). She dives into the nuances of making deeptech problem solving work with traditional venture capital.

Duration:
13 minutes
Upload Date:
10/6/2023