Karlin Ventures, a Los Angeles, CA-based early-stage venture capital firm, is launching an elite fellowship program.
Called Karlin Fellows, the program aims to fill the void of mentorship opportunities for the vice president-level managers of LA’s startups, who assume responsibilities as their companies scale but have no platform for collaboration or mentorship.
Open to companies in Karlin’s portfolio as well as others in LA’s tech community, the program will feature four master classes each year, giving groups of 12 to 15 leaders an opportunity to learn directly from experts on specialized topics in areas such as business development, marketing, engineering, and product management.
Confirmed experts leading the first two sessions include Dan Macklin, co-founder and VP of business development at SoFi and Raja Subramoni, head of product marketing at Sonos.
The first session will be held in early summer 2015 in LA. Sponsor partners include City National Bank, Hawke Media, TriNet, and WeWork.