Come join us for an introduction to venture capital and private equity with fellow UVA alum, Mark Shang (COM ’94). Learn about what VC and PE funds are looking to invest in, the companies they invest in, the people who work in VC and PE, how funds work and current issues for the industry. This is an introduction geared for people with a curiosity about venture and PE or may be considering joining a company that has taken an investment from a VC or PE firm.
We hope you’ll join us to learn more from this industry leader, in addition to networking over light appetizers and wine!
Mark Shang leads the West Coast practice of the Venture and Private Equity Group at Boston Private, serving VC and PE firms and their executives. Prior to joining Boston Private, Mark was a founding member and CFO of Serent Capital, a private equity firm focused on high growth service and technology businesses. During his tenure, Serent raised two funds totaling over $600 million in committed capital. Prior to joining Serent, Mark was a Director in the Transaction Services practice of PrcewaterhouseCoopers, serving private equity firms and strategic acquirers. Mark is a graduate of the University of Virginia and is a Certified Financial Analyst and a CPA.