Stakeholderz: Women in tech – Meet the professionals series

04/11/2020 @ 10:30 am


Venture Board Effectiveness: the relationship between boards and venture growth (with Dr Natalia Blagburn)

Having experienced first-hand how early boards can help propel startups to growth, Natalia has been researching venture boards ever since. In particular, she focuses on understanding the complex interplay between the performance of early ventures and directors’ skills, experiences, behaviours, as well as board purpose, systems and processes. Natalia will delving into many aspects including the mismatch of founder-board expectations, differences between a public company board and venture board, how to make a board fit for purpose in terms of structure, what the focus should be, the implications of an ineffective venture board, conflicts of interest, and the unicorn governance dilemma.